Pinsel

English translation: brush

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German term or phrase:Pinsel
English translation:brush
Entered by: Laura Massey

16:02 Apr 21, 2016
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Academic paper on Italian Art History
German term or phrase: Pinsel
Taken from an academic paper on the Italian art historian Vasari and his methods for collecting artworks:


This appears frequently throughout the article: e.g. 'Die Hinterholung mit dunklem Pinsel' and "die fehlenden Teile mit blauem Pinsel im Ton des originalen Zeichnungsgrundes ausgefüllt'

It seems to be what Vasari is doing to the backgrounds to the pictures he collects, modifying them to improve the main image. Would Pinsel translate here better just as 'colour' or 'shade' or would 'brushwork' be closer to the mark?

Help gratefully received.

Many thanks
Laura Massey
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
brush
Explanation:
At last sth. easy (deceptive?). With you for 'brush' like 'hand' etc. Here, 'in dark colours'. '*Wash*' may apply (reads like subsequently hand-coloured drawing, silverpoint?)
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Stephen Reader
Local time: 06:31
Grading comment
Yes, brush or brushstrokes would be perfect here.
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brush


Explanation:
At last sth. easy (deceptive?). With you for 'brush' like 'hand' etc. Here, 'in dark colours'. '*Wash*' may apply (reads like subsequently hand-coloured drawing, silverpoint?)

Stephen Reader
Local time: 06:31
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Yes, brush or brushstrokes would be perfect here.

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agree  philgoddard: Or brushstrokes.
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