de caient abstracte

English translation: (a) rather abstract (work)

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Catalan term or phrase:de caient abstracte
English translation:(a) rather abstract (work)
Entered by: ganzinblau

16:08 Aug 11, 2014
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Catalan term or phrase: de caient abstracte
Hello! I have this in my text today. Do you reckon it's the same as 'de caire abstracte'?

"Al cap i a la fi, Maillol va crear per primera vegada en la història una escultura feta només d'escultura i que només volia ser escultura. Una obra ***de caient abstracte***, que no aspira a dir-nos res en concret i que en canvi significa molt, o significa diferent (com certa pintura, música o poesia)."
ganzinblau
Spain
Local time: 12:11
(a) rather abstract (work)
Explanation:
From the context it seems clear that the idea is the same as "de caire abstracte" (as you suggest).

Also:

m 1 1 Manera de caure la roba, un vestit. La seda té molt bon caient.

2 fig El caient d'una frase.

http://www.diccionari.cat/lexicx.jsp?GECART=0023282

Note the second figurative meaning.
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Ross Andrew Parker
Local time: 12:11
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(a) rather abstract (work)


Explanation:
From the context it seems clear that the idea is the same as "de caire abstracte" (as you suggest).

Also:

m 1 1 Manera de caure la roba, un vestit. La seda té molt bon caient.

2 fig El caient d'una frase.

http://www.diccionari.cat/lexicx.jsp?GECART=0023282

Note the second figurative meaning.

Ross Andrew Parker
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