vlak

09:35 Mar 15, 2012
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Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Schilderkunst, videokunst
Dutch term or phrase: vlak
In de context: Het schilderij/beeld is opgebouwd uit rode en gele vlakken.
Sjaan de Bruijn
Netherlands
Local time: 10:51


Summary of answers provided
4 +4area
Ghislaine de Thouars
4 +3plane
Kirsten Bodart
3 +1rectangular form
Monique van Brandenburg
3part
Petro Ebersöhn (X)
Summary of reference entries provided
Harris Couwenberg

  

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
area


Explanation:
Van Dale zegt: Kleurvlak: colour(ed) area, area of colour

Ghislaine de Thouars
Netherlands
Local time: 10:51
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alexander Schleber
7 mins

agree  Justine Meredith
24 mins

agree  David Walker (X)
1 hr

neutral  Machteld/Johan Schrameijer/Westenburg: een schilderij is niet opgebouwd uit area's dat is niet de uitdrukking
6 hrs

agree  Jennifer Barnett
3 days 2 mins
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33 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
rectangular form


Explanation:
the painting consists of rectangular forms (or squares) filled with red and yellow


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet_Mondrian
Monique van Brandenburg
Netherlands
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  katerina turevich: any sort of multi-sided forms
15 mins
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
plane


Explanation:
As Piet Mondrian's painting 'Compositie met Kleurvlakken en Grijze Lijnen' is called 'Composition with Colour PLanes and Grey Lines', I think the term is clear.

A vlak is a surface area, but it may be square, rectangular, triangular etc. even round. So you can't give it a shape in its denomination. The word 'area' then does not evoke the right feeling as a 'vlak' should be flat and an 'area' is not always 'flat'.

Kirsten Bodart
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:51
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you! I think this comes closest.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Machteld/Johan Schrameijer/Westenburg: dit is het goede woord in dit verband
5 hrs

agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: sounds good; Modern painting Warm planes http://www.bimago.co.uk/paintings/abstract-paintings/modern/... / And, yes, I don't see why it should be rectangular, etc.
13 hrs

agree  LouisV (X)
17 hrs
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
part


Explanation:
If we could see a picture of the painting it could have helped, I think. 'Part' is like 'area' I have to admit: it does not sound right. But I agree with Kirsten, one cannot give it a shape.

Petro Ebersöhn (X)
Local time: 11:51
Native speaker of: Afrikaans
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squares?

Harris Couwenberg
Netherlands
Native speaker of: Dutch
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