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02:34 Sep 6, 2000
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Art/Literary
French term or phrase: History of Art Terms - help!
Could someone help me with one or all of the following terms? Please mail even if you only know one or two. Some I haven't a clue about, others I am just checking. From an original list of about 500 terms!
Thanks, Bear.
Paysage Animé
PaysageMonumental
PaysageRustiqueEtPastoral
FragmentationDesTouches
FusionDesArts
MythologieGalante
vertu
PaysageDeFantaisie
FêteGalante
PortraitD'Apparat
Scène de genre
TableGarnie
Gibier
ScèneChampêtre
ScèneGalante
PerfectionAntique
BourgeoisieEclairée
couleur acide
touche fragmentée
Tobie
amours des dieux
peinture marine
bataille navale
paysage décoratif
caprice de ruines
portrait équestre
figure de genre
portrait allégorique
portrait mythologique
figure de caractère
scène champêtre
la pastorale
bambochade
scène campagnarde
scène de genre
BearTrans
Please see my note on "galante".
Explanation:
All these types of painting (that's what they are) arose in the 17th and 18th centuries. I don't know how I can help you without writing a small paper, but you are basically describing a social transition reflected in painting between the decadent French court period and the social consciousness of the Revolution. Posterior to that, your topics touch on the rise of Neoclassicism among the Enlightened bourgeoisie (the éclairés) and their ideals of sobriety and self-control. If you have time for it, why not write your specific questions in an e-mail? But the quickest thing you can do is to look in books dealing with 17th and 18th century art. I recommend the Thames and Hudson series on western civilisation, which gives you a good bird's eye view of all this in about 2 chapters.
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Parrot
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All the answers were very helpful. Thank you! Bear
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naJust to keep you going in addition to the other much more helpful answers...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naPlease see below:
Luis Luis
nasee below
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naPlease see my note on "galante".
Parrot


  

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Please see my note on "galante".


Explanation:
All these types of painting (that's what they are) arose in the 17th and 18th centuries. I don't know how I can help you without writing a small paper, but you are basically describing a social transition reflected in painting between the decadent French court period and the social consciousness of the Revolution. Posterior to that, your topics touch on the rise of Neoclassicism among the Enlightened bourgeoisie (the éclairés) and their ideals of sobriety and self-control. If you have time for it, why not write your specific questions in an e-mail? But the quickest thing you can do is to look in books dealing with 17th and 18th century art. I recommend the Thames and Hudson series on western civilisation, which gives you a good bird's eye view of all this in about 2 chapters.

Parrot
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PRO pts in pair: 1861
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All the answers were very helpful. Thank you! Bear

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Yolanda Broad

Karen Tucker
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46 mins
see below


Explanation:
Dear BearTrans,

I can't help you right now with all these terms, but the following links will prove to be extremely helpful (also in the future):

1) The Linguist List - www.emich.edu/~linguist/dictionaries.html#D-F

2) Multilingual glossary for art librarians / English with indexes in Dutch, French,... -
www.ifla.org/VII/s30/pub/mg1.htm#5

3) Check the French links at:
www.languages-on-the-web.com

4) Hundreds of dictionaries (also on ART, HISTORY,...) at:
home8.inet.tele.dk/p-spitz

If you then still can't find what you're looking for, then go to www.lexibot.com - download the program (it's for free during the first month) and enter a quality search on the topic you need: you'll be utterly amazed when the results will start popping up!
HTH


Evert DELOOF-SYS
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PRO pts in pair: 287

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4 hrs
Please see below:


Explanation:
You may need to leave some in their original form, depending on the context. But others can be translated.

Animated countryside panorama. (Paysage Animé)
Monumental countryside panorama. (Paysage Monumental)
Rustic and Pastoral countryside panorama. (Paysage Rustique Et Pastoral)
Stroke fragmentation(?). (Fragmentation Des Touches)
Art Fusion. (Fusion Des Arts)
Gallantrious Mythology. (Mythologie Galante)
Virtue. (vertu)
Fantasy countryside panorama. (Paysage De Fantaisie)
Gallantrious feast. (Fête Galante)
Apparatus portrait. (Portrait D'Apparat)
Gender scene. (Scène de genre)
Garnished Table. (Table Garnie)
Gibier
Country scene. (Scène Champêtre)
Gallantry scene. (Scène Galante)
Ancient perfection. (Perfection Antique)
City upper class. (Bourgeoisie Eclairée)
Acid color. (couleur acide)
Fragmented strokes(?). (touche fragmentée)
Tobie
Love of Gods. (amours des dieux)
Marine painting. (peinture marine)
Naval battle. (bataille navale)
Decorative passage. (paysage décoratif)
Capricious ruins. (caprice de ruines)
Equestrian portrait. (portrait équestre)
Gender figure. (figure de genre)
Allegorical portrait. (portrait allégorique)
Mythological portrait. (portrait mythologique)
Character portrait. (figure de caractère)
Country scene. (scène champêtre)
The pasture. (la pastorale)
bambochade
Camping scene. (scène campagnarde)
Gender scene. (scène de genre)

Well, this may not be perfect, but hopefully will be helpful. Regards.

Luis Luis





Luis Luis
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4 hrs
Just to keep you going in addition to the other much more helpful answers...


Explanation:
Phew! Are you translating a whole book?!

I shall post up a list shoortly of the terms I can provide but more generally, try this suggestion :

Ernst/Ernest Hans GOMBRICH's "THE HISTORY OF ART" covers more than 650 pages but is very readable and accessible with a great index. It was used as a first year university intro text in Aix-en-Provence in 1981 and is still available today. The beauty of this book apart from its clarity and completeness is its index. Back then it was available in English and in French - and it still is! In its 5th edition now.

WWW.AMAZON.COM for the GB version (published by Phaidon Press, ISBN 07.14832472, $23)

WWW.CHAPITRE.COM for the FR version
(published by Flammarion or Gallimard, depending on the edition you order) under the title - wait for it - L'HISTOIRE DE L'ART.

This will only be useful if it's a big project and you have the time to look in this way, although you are bound to learn a lot. It may not be economically worth it for you either but if you are going to do more of this type then this is a quick and easy way to mug up on the subject.

List on its way!

All the best,

Nikki

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