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FLVS Fr 3 lesson 14

Lesson 14: Vocabulaire de l’appréciation d’une œuvre d’art :

QuestionAnswer
Les Beaux-Arts Fine Arts
l’art (masc.) du spectacle performance Art ( dancing, singing, acting etc.)
l’art pictural visual art (painting,photography)
le mime miming (silent performance using only body motion and facial expressions)
à mon avis (masculine) in my opinion
Parmi les artistes français étudiés au cours , une personne qui me fascine c’est… Among French artists studied in the course, one who fascinates me is…
Cette œuvre a été réalisée par... This art piece was made/.painted by…
Cette chanson a été écrite/ chantée par... This song was written/sang by...
an spectacle extraordinaire an outstanding show
très entrainant very energizing
un spectacle décevant a disappointing show
une peinture provoquante= troublante a disturbing painting
le jeu des ombres et de la lumière= le clair-obscur the dark and light oppositions, "chiaroscuro"
j’adore ! I love it
je déteste I hate it!
être touché(e) par une œuvre to be affected by a piece of art
émue(e) moved
perplexe puzzled
enragé(e) angered
pacifiant= relaxant peaceful, relaxing
stressant stressful
abstrait abstract ( imaginary, nor recognizable or distorted)
un support artistique art medium ( material used by an artist to make a work of art, such as canvas,clay , wood, marble, film, architecture etc. )
une estampe= une gravure print (a picture reproduced multiple times, not the original painting)
un manuscript manuscript ( handwritten text)
un architecte architect
les médias (masc.)-mixtes mixed-media
une fresque= une peinture murale mural ( art work painted on a wall), fresco(painted on plaster)
les tons neutres (masc.) neutral tones ( blacks, browns, greys, whites)
la peinture à l’huile oil Paint
les formes (fem.) shapes
les lignes (fem) lines
les volumes (masc.) volumes
la texture texture
la perspective perspective
l’équilibre (masc.) the alance
une emphase emphasis
la proportion proportion
le contour Outline
la variété= la diversité variety
une esquisse= un croquis outline drawing, sketch
une façade façade ( side of a building, most often the front)
l’art conceptuel conceptual Art (in this tyoe of art, the ideas behind the piece is as important as the piece itself)
un arrière-plan background
un avant-plan foreground
Au premier plan nous voyons… In the foreground, we can see
A l’arrière plan, on peut distinguer… In the background one can distinguish
Il s’agit d’une scène de plein-air… We are looking at an outdoors scene…
Il s’agit d’une scène champêtre… We are looking at a nature scene…
un paysage landscape
un collage collage ( art piece made of glued papers)
un effet lumineux highlight
une échelle scale (size)
un bas-relief Bas Relief ( carving with little depth ( churches walls etc.)
le point de convergence, le point central, le point focal, le point d’intérêt focal point ( the place within the painting where the eye automatically returns)
l’intensité (fem.) des couleurs(fem.) color intensity, color saturation
les couleurs primaires primary colors
une aquarelle watercolor
la palette des couleurs the color palette ( either the range of colors an artist uses of the board he mixes colors on)
une nature morte Still Life (inanimate objects as focus of the painting: fruits, flowers etc.)
monumental(e) monumental, massive ( used in architecture)
la profondeur depth
le sujet du tableau the subject of the painting( person or object depicted)
la luminosité luminosity (quality of the light in the painting)
Cette scène s’inspire de…. This scene is inspired by...
Je peux m’identifier à cette scène…. I can relate to this scene because…
un(e) artiste très doué(e) a very talented artist
des coups (masc.) de pinceaux brush strokes…
une allégorie allegory ( symbolic representation)
un auto-portrait self portrait
critiquer to criticise
Cela me fait réfléchir. It makes me think…
L’artiste révélè un monde qui est… The artist unveils a world that is…
à la manière de/ des… in the style of…
Le protagoniste de la toile semble fort… The main character on the painting appears very…
une façon de voir le monde a way to look at the world
un message à décoder a message to interpret
souligner l’intérêt historique d’une œuvre to notice/mention the historical importance of a piece