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toques disociados

English translation: dissociated brush strokes

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Spanish term or phrase:toques disociados
English translation:dissociated brush strokes
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00:40 Jun 22, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: toques disociados
Referring to an artist's style: "...una técnica muy personal, consistente en una paleta clara y toques disociados, yuxtaponiendo colores que consiguen efectos lumínicos..."

My first thought was that "toques" referred to touches of color, but then I noticed that it can refer to light brush strokes, so now I'm not sure what it means... especially with the disociados in there. Any ideas?
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 05:05
dissociated brush strokes
Explanation:
My first thought turned to Rubens and Velázquez, who were taken as models by the Impressionists and post-impressionists because of the fact that, on close look, colors that seemed harmoniously blended were actually made of independent, dissociated brush strokes of sometimes complementary pairs on the color wheel. Yes, "toques" DOES refer to brush strokes (it's a jargon in critical language).
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 05:05
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Thanks for the helpful explanation.
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nadissociated brush strokes
Parrot
naindependent/disassociative/segregated brush strokesPilar T. Bayle


  

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18 mins
independent/disassociative/segregated brush strokes


Explanation:
I believe it refers to the brush strokes, as opossed to colors, since it is describing the artist's style, and firstly they talk about the colors he uses (that "paleta clara") and then about his brushstroke technique.

What does it mean? :-) I believe that the artist labors at the painting as a whole but the individual brustrokes are that: individual.

Pilar T. Bayle
Local time: 05:05
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 29
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dissociated brush strokes


Explanation:
My first thought turned to Rubens and Velázquez, who were taken as models by the Impressionists and post-impressionists because of the fact that, on close look, colors that seemed harmoniously blended were actually made of independent, dissociated brush strokes of sometimes complementary pairs on the color wheel. Yes, "toques" DOES refer to brush strokes (it's a jargon in critical language).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 05:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Thanks for the helpful explanation.
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