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German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / sculpture; feminist academic prose
German term or phrase:geschlossen
Context: Youngish woman quoting deal old man in feminist essay on sculpture
"Die geistige Erfassung des Dynamischen stehe im Gegensatz zum statischen, geschlossenen Wesen der Frau."
The gist of the text quoted by the author is that women should not sculpt in large formats, because they don't understand space, and they don't understand movement either. This sentence refers to the latter. I don't get the "geschlossen" bit. "well rounded"? "self-contained"? "unified"? "closed"? Would be very grateful indeed for an explanation from a native speaker.