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English translation: engaged in the science or study of art/active in the arts

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German term or phrase:kunstwissenschaftlich tätig
English translation:engaged in the science or study of art/active in the arts
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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19:28 Aug 7, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: kunstwissenschaftlich tätig
Später Kleindarsteller an Berliner Theatern, Mitherausgeber einer Berliner Samisdat-Presse, dann kunstwissenschaftlich tätig, bevor Einstieg in den Journalismus um 1990 herum. Ausstellungsmacher, zwei Bücher, freier Journalist für alle deutschen Magazine bisher.
Dawn Montague
Local time: 22:06
Answer...
Explanation:
..."kunstwissenschaftlich tätig" means that he was engaged in the "science or study of art" - meaning he probably published scholarly papers, taught art, etc - but he was NOT an artist!!!! "Kunstwissenschaft" and "Kunst" and/or "Künstler" are completely different concepts!
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xxxAA1
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Thanks to both of you. How about "active in the arts"? A little more general, since the context doesn't tell me exactly what he did.
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na +1Answer...xxxAA1
naHow about.....xxxAA1
na -1worked as an artistMarcus Malabad


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): -1
worked as an artist


Explanation:
or worked in the arts

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 04:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 1782

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxAA1: No, no, no
1 min
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Answer...


Explanation:
..."kunstwissenschaftlich tätig" means that he was engaged in the "science or study of art" - meaning he probably published scholarly papers, taught art, etc - but he was NOT an artist!!!! "Kunstwissenschaft" and "Kunst" and/or "Künstler" are completely different concepts!

xxxAA1
PRO pts in pair: 11
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you. How about "active in the arts"? A little more general, since the context doesn't tell me exactly what he did.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: ok, we believe ya! (my ears are stilling ringing from the !!!)
2 mins
  -> Sorry, I did not want to "hurt" your ears ;-)
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24 mins
How about.....


Explanation:
..."worked as an art scholar"?

This would be the most general form I can think of. It covers teaching, writing and publishing scholarly papers or anything else "your heart desires". It would leave the readers of your translation as much room for imagination as the original does.

xxxAA1
PRO pts in pair: 11
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