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a sua mais-valia plástica

English translation: his/her valuable contribution to visual arts

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10:37 Jul 4, 2008
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Portuguese term or phrase: a sua mais-valia plástica
This is an artist's bio.

"Nas suas obras, encontramos paisagens e personagens que combinam magistralmente as soluções formais e pictóricas, confirmando a sua mais valia plástica."
Marcos de Lima
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:50
English translation:his/her valuable contribution to visual arts
Explanation:
This is my understanding of the phrase.
Plástica meaning artes pásticas = visual arts


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Note added at 1 hr (2008-07-04 11:46:07 GMT)
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Oops, artes plásticas not pásticas
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xxxCarla Queiro
Local time: 08:50
Grading comment
Thank you. :-)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +3his/her valuable contribution to visual arts
xxxCarla Queiro
4(confirming) its superior craftsmanship value
Marlene Curtis
4its plastic asset
José Crespo
3the added value of the sculpting
katja van hellemond


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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
the added value of the sculpting


Explanation:
mais-valia is an economical term meaning surplus value or unearned increment but in this context it refers to the added value

katja van hellemond
Portugal
Local time: 11:50
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
its plastic asset


Explanation:
as in advantage

José Crespo
Local time: 11:50
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 16
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
his/her valuable contribution to visual arts


Explanation:
This is my understanding of the phrase.
Plástica meaning artes pásticas = visual arts


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Note added at 1 hr (2008-07-04 11:46:07 GMT)
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Oops, artes plásticas not pásticas

xxxCarla Queiro
Local time: 08:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you. :-)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gilmar Fernandes: I liked the way you've structured this sentence...not a literal translation but surely conveying the meaning! Excellent.
35 mins
  -> Thankyou very much, Gilmar!

agree  Amy Duncan: Agree with Gilmar!
1 hr
  -> Thankyou Amy!

agree  Ligia Dias Costa
2 hrs
  -> Thankyou Ligia!
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
(confirming) its superior craftsmanship value


Explanation:
That is how I would put it.

Marlene Curtis
United States
Local time: 06:50
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 135
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