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2 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

royaume de la technique

Context:

Les grandes galeries d’exposition s’étaient transformées en royaume de la technique et du bois blanc. Les chefs-d’œuvre qui y restaient encore s’en dissociaient, comme étrangers à leur ancien décor, témoignant par leur seule présence des bouleversements apportés par la guerre.
Sanctuaire de l’art, le Louvre était devenu en quelques jours un vaste chantier d’emballage.

Packing up of valuable artworks, so that they could be transported to chateaus for safekeeping during World War II.

 

 

The answer of martynback  See profile was rated best

a world of packing techniques and bare wooden crates

My comment:

the "technique" refers to the purely technical (ie not artistic) skills "on show" in the galleries, which had become mere packing stations. NB "bois blanc" doesn't mean "white" wood. It refers to the unpainted raw wood used to make the crates in which the art was placed.