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English translation: costumbrismo, literature of manners, genre painting, genre art

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Spanish term or phrase:costumbrismo
English translation:costumbrismo, literature of manners, genre painting, genre art
Entered by: xxxtazdog
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02:15 May 23, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: costumbrismo
In a text about painting. I have seen "the art/painting of customs and manners" used, and wondered if this is the best or most widely accepted translation, or if there is another way to say this?

Thanks for any help.
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 17:20
costumbrismo, literature of manners, genre painting, genre art
Explanation:
"Costumbrismo" for the specific Spanish movement, "literature of manners" for the term used generally of literary works, and "genre painting" or "˜ art" likewise for plastic works.
"Genre painting: painting of scenes from everyday life, of ordinary people in work or recreation, depicted in a generally realistic manner. Genre art contrasts with that of landscape, portraiture, still life, religious themes, historic events, or any kind of traditionally idealized subject matter. Intimate scenes from daily life are almost invariably the subject of genre painting. The elimination of imaginative content and of idealization focuses attention upon the shrewd observation of types, costumes, and settings.
The term arose in 18th-century France to describe painters specializing in one kind (genre) of picture, such as flowers or animals or middle-class life, and was originally used derogatively by advocates of the ideal or grand manner in art. By the late 19th century, when the critic Jakob Burkhardt wrote Netherland Genre Painting (1874), the term was more approving and also restricted to its current sense. The term is still most popularly used to describe the works of such 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painters as Jan Steen, Gerard Terborch, Adriaen van Ostade, David Teniers the Younger, Pieter de Hooch, and Jan Vermeer. Later masters of genre art have included such various artists as Cornelis Troost in the Netherlands, David Wilkie in Britain, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin in France, Pietro Longhi in Italy, and George Caleb Bingham in the United States."
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xxxJon Zuber
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Thank you for this complete explanation. It put the different possibilities in perspective and clarified them (I had seen the term genre painting, for example, but wasn't sure if it was exactly the same thing).
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Summary of answers provided
nacostumbrismo, literature of manners, genre painting, genre artxxxJon Zuber
naCOSTUMBRISMOGabriela Tenenbaum
naArt (or literature) of manners
Parrot
naarts /ntings of their life-stylesTelesforo Fernandez
nacostumbrismoGuylaine Vidal


  

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19 mins
costumbrismo


Explanation:
Costumbrismo is a literary genre which emerged in Spain in the 1830's. It concentrated on a detailed description of social and regional traditions and customs and often concentrated them with the changes brought by industrial development.
As being a specific genre from Spain, you may keep the original word: I've been seeking on Google, and for example, in french pages, the entire word is left.

Hope it helps!


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Guylaine Vidal
Spain
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23 mins
arts /ntings of their life-styles


Explanation:
Also use can the word " custombrismo" as it is.

Telesforo Fernandez
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1 hr
Art (or literature) of manners


Explanation:
A post-Baroque trend which was quite generalized all over Europe, in reaction to previous exuberance. When it is studied in English (generally as literature) the above term is used. Post-Baroque painting DID develop a style called "mannerism", but which seems to be largely Italian in character (Caravaggio et al) and consisted stylistically in painting "in the manner of the Renaissance masters", notably Michaelangelo. This is not to be confused with the sobriety of 17th-century Spanish painting (Velázquez, et al).


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Parrot
Spain
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1 hr
COSTUMBRISMO


Explanation:
"Costumbrismo: Artistic genre of documenting or mimicking local customs, manners, and dress. It originated in the colonial period and became a major nationalistic genre in Latin America and Caribbean art in the early 1900's and reappears in modern Latin American art today. "

FROM:

http://www.latinart.com/glossary.cfm?sort=C

Hope it helps!

SALUDOS #:)



Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
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2 hrs
costumbrismo, literature of manners, genre painting, genre art


Explanation:
"Costumbrismo" for the specific Spanish movement, "literature of manners" for the term used generally of literary works, and "genre painting" or "˜ art" likewise for plastic works.
"Genre painting: painting of scenes from everyday life, of ordinary people in work or recreation, depicted in a generally realistic manner. Genre art contrasts with that of landscape, portraiture, still life, religious themes, historic events, or any kind of traditionally idealized subject matter. Intimate scenes from daily life are almost invariably the subject of genre painting. The elimination of imaginative content and of idealization focuses attention upon the shrewd observation of types, costumes, and settings.
The term arose in 18th-century France to describe painters specializing in one kind (genre) of picture, such as flowers or animals or middle-class life, and was originally used derogatively by advocates of the ideal or grand manner in art. By the late 19th century, when the critic Jakob Burkhardt wrote Netherland Genre Painting (1874), the term was more approving and also restricted to its current sense. The term is still most popularly used to describe the works of such 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painters as Jan Steen, Gerard Terborch, Adriaen van Ostade, David Teniers the Younger, Pieter de Hooch, and Jan Vermeer. Later masters of genre art have included such various artists as Cornelis Troost in the Netherlands, David Wilkie in Britain, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin in France, Pietro Longhi in Italy, and George Caleb Bingham in the United States."



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xxxJon Zuber
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Thank you for this complete explanation. It put the different possibilities in perspective and clarified them (I had seen the term genre painting, for example, but wasn't sure if it was exactly the same thing).
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