English translation: hold back from/ shrink from/ have qualms about
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German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
German term or phrase:zurückschrecken
I am not sure what I should make of the use of this word in this sentence. Perhaps that the gallery doesn't hesitate or hold back from having something like this sculpture as their eyecatching centerpiece....?
"Mit ihrer schwebenden Büroetage, die die Höhe des Ausstellungsraumes ausspielt, schreckt sie auch vor dem Kitsch-Schock-Effekt eines weinenden Jünglings in Hochglanzporzellan von Xu Wejui als Blickfang nicht zurück."
"In addition to its hovering office floor that plays off of the height of the exhibition area, the gallery also doesn’t hold back from featuring the kitsch shock effect of an eye-catching sculpture of a weeping youth in high-gloss porcelain by Xu Wejui."