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Art for Art's sake

French translation: l'art pour l'art


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English term or phrase:Art for Art's sake
French translation:l'art pour l'art
Entered by: Catherine MacLaine
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16:04 Jun 20, 2005
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: Art for Art's sake
Il s'agit d'une artiste discutant de son art.

Diane is excited by the idea of expanding her art, and she is considering writing a book or a play.
But as she learned from her mentor, it is not enough to create art for art's sake. She says, "You need to go out there and share it."
Catherine MacLaine
Local time: 10:00
l'art pour l'art
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Local time: 16:00
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Merci :-)
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3 +12l'art pour l'art
3l'art pour l'amour de l'art
Nanny Wintjens



1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +12
l'art pour l'art


Local time: 16:00
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 76
Grading comment
Merci :-)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Béatrice Sylvie Lajoie: exact
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agree  alx
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agree  irat56: "Ars gratia artis!" qu'ils disaient, à la MGM
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agree  Jérôme Haushalter
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agree  Sabine Seguin: bien sûr
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
art for art's sake
l'art pour l'amour de l'art

Mon point de vue !

Bon travail !

Nanny Wintjens
Local time: 15:00
Native speaker of: French
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