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3 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:

à ces reléguées, tenant d’un art persécuté

Context:

Les peintures restées au Louvre après cette première sélection étaient, de beaucoup, les plus nombreuses, mais toutes n’avaient pas été inventoriées en raison du peu d’intérêt qui leur était accordé. À ces reléguées, tenant d’un art persécuté, s’ajoutèrent les por- traits confisqués aux grandes dynasties israélites, principalement aux Rothschild, Lévy-Hermanos, Schwob d’Héricourt. Peu importait
l’artiste de talent qui les avait signés.

 

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3 months ago

Ffion Marianne Moyle  See profile wrote:

These relegated works of art emanating from a type of persecuted art form

My comment:

Various ways of saying this as someone else has just 'disdained works' is good or perhaps one could even say 'disrespected'

3 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

To these ostracized works, on a par with the persecuted art were joined

My comment:

cf https://news.artnet.com/art-world/center-for-persecuted-art-opens-germany-389267

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3 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

[ici] tenant de = in line with OR analog to // tenir de = avoir des rapports d'analogie qui amènent une ressemblance --> ressembler à, avoir des traits de (cf LR)

3 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

To these spurned OR disdained works, which formed a body of persecuted art, were added portraits confiscated from...

My comment:

ie they were an ensemble of artworks that were deliberately neglected because they were thought unworthy of interest (and which were then lumped in with Jewish portraits).

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