2014.08.22【英译中】Power and Propaganda (1) 权利和宣传 一

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小伙伴们请多点评,因为很喜欢艺术类的文章,所以一直在连载一本教科书 希望边翻译边背下来,配图是在网上找的,方便大家理解,而且也很赏心悦目对吧 

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Power and Propaganda

Another way in which artist’s talents and creativity have been engaged is in the creation of works that allow the person or group who paid for them to gain prestige. Certainly this was an intention behind the commissioning of many monumental pieces, such as Louis XIVs colossal palace at Versailles. A huge corps of architects, interior designers, sculptors, painters, and landscape artists worked for almost half a century to create not only the largest and grandest palace the world had ever seen, surrounded by an immense and elaborate park, but also an entire city for government officials, courtiers, servants, and the military. Their buildings radiate along avenues that intersect in the kings bedroom, symbolizing the vast wealth and power of the absolute monarch.

 

权利和宣传

另一种让艺术家投入才能和创造力的渠道是为个人或团体有偿工作,通过作品为他们赢得声望和荣誉。事实上很多受命建造的宏伟作品背后都有一定的目的,例如路易十四在凡尔赛的庞大宫殿群。一支由众多建筑师、内部装饰设计师、雕刻艺术家、画家、园艺家组成的庞大队伍工作了近半个世纪,不仅创造出世上最华丽宏大,被广袤精致的花园环绕着的宫殿,而且建造了一整座城市容纳官员、侍臣、仆人和军队。他们的房子沿着城市大道辐射开来,而集合点位于国王卧室,象征着巨大财富和权利的绝对集中。

 

Mingled with a show of wealth is the desire to impress the public with one’s good taste in art. Today corporations often choose for this purpose large, nonobjective paintings and sculptures. These can suggest a sophisticated, contemporary corporate image, and they have no subject matter that would offend anyone. But it takes wealth and a certain daring to commission monumental modern sculpture to occupy expensive urban real estate. The point of using valuable Manhattan ground-level space for a huge cube resting precariously on one corner may escape the uninitiated but this sculpture by Isamu Noguchi is a signal to who know something about are that its owner, the Marine Midland Bank, is imaginative, forward-looking, and prestigious.

伴随财富展示的还有向大众展示其良好艺术品位的愿望。如今企业常常出于这个目的选择大型抽象绘画作品和雕塑作品。这样的作品暗示了一种成熟现代的企业形象,而且由于没有明显的主旨,作品不会触犯到任何人。但是用价格高昂的城市地产展示巨大的现代雕塑作品这需要财富和魄力。对缺乏专业眼光的人来说,在寸土寸金的曼哈顿利用地面空间展示一个似乎站立不稳的巨大立方体毫无意义。但是对懂艺术的人来说,这件出自野口勇之手的雕塑作品象征着它的拥有者海事密德兰银行富有活力,远见以及威望。



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