per immaginare il (possibile) percorso espressivo nel

English translation: trying to imagine what artistic/expressive direction...see below

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Italian term or phrase:per immaginare il (possibile) percorso espressivo nel
English translation:trying to imagine what artistic/expressive direction...see below
Entered by: Lara Barnett

20:27 Nov 24, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Contemporary artist collection
Italian term or phrase: per immaginare il (possibile) percorso espressivo nel
....il viso si fa specchio del mondo, con la sua ininterrotta variabilità. Mi sono sempre chiesto, da quando ho visto le sue prime opere, cosa mai avrebbe fatto Clelia, dopo la sua ricerca sui visi, per immaginare il (possibile) percorso espressivo nel cammino di un’Autrice che si è offerta con autorevolezza, fin dalle prime immagini.


I can't follow from here onward, so even just some help with this phrase could help. The artist tends to focus on faces and gazes.
Lara Barnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:00
trying to imagine what artistic/expressive direction...see below
Explanation:
This is not a word for word translation but the author is saying something like:

I've always asked myself what artistic direction she would have taken after having imposed herself with such authority right from the start.

You can work around it maybe shortening the main statement.

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Note added at 14 hrs (2019-11-25 10:40:36 GMT)
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The speaker is looking back to when he first saw the artist's work and recalling how he didn't know at that time how the artist's work would have evolved, he didn't know what to expect from her later on in her career.

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Note added at 14 hrs (2019-11-25 10:42:06 GMT)
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and he still doesn't know how her work will evolve in the future

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Note added at 15 hrs (2019-11-25 11:57:17 GMT)
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Yes she went down an artistic route but the speaker was speculating as to WHICH kind of artist route...abstract painting, expressionism etc.

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I guess it's
Would have + past participle for expressing speculation in the past
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Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 13:00
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4 +1trying to imagine what artistic/expressive direction...see below
Lisa Jane


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trying to imagine what artistic/expressive direction...see below


Explanation:
This is not a word for word translation but the author is saying something like:

I've always asked myself what artistic direction she would have taken after having imposed herself with such authority right from the start.

You can work around it maybe shortening the main statement.

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Note added at 14 hrs (2019-11-25 10:40:36 GMT)
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The speaker is looking back to when he first saw the artist's work and recalling how he didn't know at that time how the artist's work would have evolved, he didn't know what to expect from her later on in her career.

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Note added at 14 hrs (2019-11-25 10:42:06 GMT)
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and he still doesn't know how her work will evolve in the future

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Note added at 15 hrs (2019-11-25 11:57:17 GMT)
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Yes she went down an artistic route but the speaker was speculating as to WHICH kind of artist route...abstract painting, expressionism etc.

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Note added at 15 hrs (2019-11-25 11:58:57 GMT)
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I guess it's
Would have + past participle for expressing speculation in the past

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 13:00
Meets criteria
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 178
Notes to answerer
Asker: But I don't know why he says "WOULD have taken" when she did go down an artistic route.

Asker: I wasn't disputing your use of "would", I am just asking why it is being used here, e.g. if it is conditional etc

Asker: "Would have evolved" and then "IF"something did or didn't happen...?

Asker: I did this: (see discussion box) "....I often asked myself which expressive route, on the journey of such a self-assured artist, her work would eventually take."


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fiona Grace Peterson: Any native speaker instinctively knows that this is the correct grammatical form.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks Fiona!
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