Bildsystem

English translation: pictorial system

17:18 May 20, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
German term or phrase: Bildsystem
In a document from a university requesting funding for a project that explores a work of art in its historical context
The word "Bildsystem" "Bildsysteme" appears often in the text. Although the word Bildsystem is frequently found in German artistic discourse, I have difficulty finding its equivalent in English. Pictoral conceptualisation? Imagery arrangement? Structure? Concept?

Example sentence:
Insbesondere sollen diese unterschiedlichen Zustände und Montagen des Goldschmiedewerks in ihren historischen Konstellationen untersucht und die jeweiligen Bildsysteme auf ihre Bedeutungsbelegungen, medialen Funktionen und bildtheoretischen Voraussetzungen hin analysiert werden.
Jennifer Weidenholzer
United States
Local time: 03:33
English translation:pictorial system
Explanation:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Q686y5HPDuQC&pg=PA91&lpg...

Cubism profoundly affected the Russian avant-garde, the Italian Futurists and the British Vorticists among others. The Cubist destruction of the traditional Western pictorial system left the door open for radical artistic experimentation that continues today.
http://www.oxfordartonline.com/page/cubism

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My pleasure!
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Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:33
Grading comment
Extremely helpful, especially with the included links. Thank you so much!
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pictorial system


Explanation:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Q686y5HPDuQC&pg=PA91&lpg...

Cubism profoundly affected the Russian avant-garde, the Italian Futurists and the British Vorticists among others. The Cubist destruction of the traditional Western pictorial system left the door open for radical artistic experimentation that continues today.
http://www.oxfordartonline.com/page/cubism

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Note added at 1 day 17 hrs (2018-05-22 11:00:44 GMT) Post-grading
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My pleasure!

Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:33
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 259
Grading comment
Extremely helpful, especially with the included links. Thank you so much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ramey Rieger: Hi there!
6 mins
  -> Thanks and hi Ramey!

neutral  philgoddard: Except we don't know what medium this is - it sounds like it may be sculpture or installation.
2 hrs
  -> Hi Phil, it is goldsmithery, but in any case, it does not matter. The term could be applied to any kind of visual media.

agree  Lancashireman: Happy constellations!
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Lancashireman. Art theory speak, innit?

agree  David Hollywood: and put it pro as Helen deserves it, a real art pro innit
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, David :-) Not bothered about the points for me though.

agree  ventnai
13 hrs
  -> Thanks, ventnai
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