colori lividi, acidi

English translation: the ashen backgrounds, (which are) frequently (depicted) with acrid hues, of the paintings

10:34 Feb 14, 2000
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Italian term or phrase: colori lividi, acidi
gli sfondi lividi, sovente dalle tonalita' acide, delle tele.
Bruna P. Brylawski
English translation:the ashen backgrounds, (which are) frequently (depicted) with acrid hues, of the paintings
Explanation:
Sfondo = background/ground

Livido = cupo translation: ashen, pallid, pale, lacking brightness

Sovente = frequently, often

Tonalità = hue, shade, color scheme

Tonalità acida = refers to colors such as lemon yellow or lime green, also means disagreeable

Tela = painting


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nathe sore, often with acid hues, of the colours on the canvases
Valentina Sarno Puggioni (X)
nathe ashen backgrounds, (which are) frequently (depicted) with acrid hues, of the paintings
a.t.
nathe leaden grounds , sometimes with sour hues, of the pictures
Studio di Traduzioni Dr.ssa & C. S.a.s.
naColori che si vedono negli sfondi di quadri
Gary Presto


  

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6 hrs
Colori che si vedono negli sfondi di quadri


Explanation:
Penso che si riferisce ai colori che si vedono nello sfondo di un quadro, cioè più precisamente, quelli che ci dipingono le scene d'inverno al cielo di colori chiaro blu, ecc.

Gary Presto
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12 hrs
the leaden grounds , sometimes with sour hues, of the pictures


Explanation:
Supponendo trattisi di dipinti

Studio di Traduzioni Dr.ssa & C. S.a.s.
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17 hrs
the ashen backgrounds, (which are) frequently (depicted) with acrid hues, of the paintings


Explanation:
Sfondo = background/ground

Livido = cupo translation: ashen, pallid, pale, lacking brightness

Sovente = frequently, often

Tonalità = hue, shade, color scheme

Tonalità acida = refers to colors such as lemon yellow or lime green, also means disagreeable

Tela = painting





    Sources: lo Zingarelli 1998 Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana
    il Ragazzini terza edizione Dizionario In>It/It>Ing and American Heritage Dictionary
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2 days 6 hrs
the sore, often with acid hues, of the colours on the canvases


Explanation:
"Livido" refers to the colours of a bruise, which metaforically "hit" you, as well as having that strong hue combined with the underlying psychophysical effect. "Acidi" are the colours as seen in the effect of psychoactive drugs, that is, very strong, almost alive, and therefore causing a "I'm not just looking at, I am 'feeling' these colours"

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