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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 17: l’idéal au-delà de ce qu’on voit

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    Learn French with a podcast! This clip is from Paris o’clock 29 April 2020 Episode. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full episode here.

    30 seconds, 71 words
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    ,critiquedeRenoir. qu'iladessinés, qu'ilsacceptablesdans.Renoir : « , 'ceque '. » : « Onpeintce qu'onvoit, l'idéal au-delàdece qu'onvoit. »
    ,critiquedeRenoir.trouvepieds qu'iladessinés, qu'ilsacceptablesdansdessin.Renoirluirépond : « , 'peintceque 'vu. » luirépond : « Onpeintce qu'onvoit, l'idéal au-delàdece qu'onvoit. »

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    The ideal beyond which we see…

    Not sure when I’d ever need a French phrase like this… Most likely never. But that doesn’t stop me from focusing on it. It just seems so gatekeeper-y. Quintessential. And nausea inducing.

    Not sure how I’d respond to someone saying this of my work. I’m anything but an artist, but it is funny. If that’s the goal, it is something intense to strive for. It will keep you grasping constantly at what isn’t there and should be. Like Plato’s ideal world, the forms. I prefer the here and now.

    I love this phrase because it seems so esoteric. So just mindboggingly out-there. And now I’m hearing it in French. Trying to wrap my head around each of the words there. Maybe it’s a phrase I’ll get when studying pâtisserie or something else in the future. “We don’t make croissants, we bake the ideal pastry beyond the croissant.” I’ll be able to follow along. And so will you.

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    Par exemple, un jour le professeur critique le travail de Renoir. Il trouve que les pieds qu’il a dessinés ne sont pas très beaux, qu’ils ne sont pas acceptables dans un dessin classique.

    Renoir lui répond : « Je suis désolé, j’ai peint ce que j’ai vu. » et le professeur lui répond : « On ne peint pas ce qu’on voit, on peint l’idéal au-delà de ce qu’on voit. »

    For example, one day the professor criticizes the work of Renoir. He finds that the feet he has drawn are not very beautiful, that they are not acceptable in a classic drawing.

    Renoir replied: “I’m sorry, I painted what I saw. » and the professor answers him : « We do not paint what we see, we paint the ideal beyond what we see. »

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    critique

    le travail

    trouve que

    les pieds

    un dessin classique

    l’idéal au-delà de ce qu’on voit

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