AP French L'Esthétique Vocabulary

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Important vocabulary from the l'Esthétique unit for the fall final. Copied from madamemvla on Quizlet.

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peindre

to paint

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sculpter

to sculpt

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dessiner

to draw, to design

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bâtir, construire

to build

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5

en bois

made of wood

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créer

to create

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inspirer

to inspire

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représenter

to represent

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incarner

to embody

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refléter

to reflect

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11

en or

made of gold

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exprimer

to express

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13

en argent

made of silver

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14

composer

to compose

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15

en céramique

made of ceramic

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16

jouer de (un instrument)

to play (an instrument)

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17

en laine

made of wool

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en cuir

made of leather

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19

carré

square

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20

la flûte

the flute

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21

rectangulaire

rectangular

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22

la batterie

the drums

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23

subventionner

to subsidize

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24

le patrimoine

patrimony (national heritage)

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triangulaire

triangular

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les beaux arts

the fine arts

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les arts visuels

the visual arts

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allongé

extended, outstretched

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court/e

short

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30

un(e) critique

a critic, a reviewer

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un peintre, un(e) artiste

an artist

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un sculpteur

a sculpteur

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géant

giant

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un architecte

an architect

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haut

high

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un compositeur

a composer

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bas, basse

low, bottom

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étroit

narrow

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un(e) musicien(ne)

a musician

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un chanteur

a male singer

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mince

thin

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une chanteuse

a female singer

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gros

fat

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une œuvre

a work of art

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lourd

heavy

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un chef-d'œuvre

a masterpiece

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léger

light

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une exposition

an exhibit

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Il est de taille moyenne

he is average height

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50

un vernissage

an exhibit opening

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51

un tableau, une peinture, une toile

a painting, a canvas

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un pinceau

a paintbrush

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un trait (de pinceau)

a brushstroke

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54

la composition

composition

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un gros plan

a close up

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l'arrière plan

the background

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la couleur

color

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la lumière

light

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un atelier

a workshop

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clair

light

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61

un paysage

a landscape

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foncé

dark

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le décor

scenery

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64

une nature morte

still life

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65

la géométrie

geometry

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la symétrie

symmetry

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l'harmonie

harmony

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l'aspect extérieur

external appearance

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l'équilibre

balance

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70

dur, dure

hard, difficult

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71

un bâtiment

a building

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72

doux

mild

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un immeuble

an apartment building

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mou

soft

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le vitrail, les vitraux

stained glass windows

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une période, une époque, une ère

a period, an era

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en plein air

outdoors

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78

rugueux (rugueuse)

rough, uneven

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inégal

unequal

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en verre

made of glass

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81

en métal

made of metal

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82

fonction/ utilité

function

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83

en pierre

made of stone

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84

a quoi sert-il?

What is it used for?

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85

laid

ugly

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86

Quelle est sa fonction?

What is its function?

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87

abstrait

abstract

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concret

concrete

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89

ça sert à

It's used for...

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90

impressionniste

Impressionist

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on l'utilise pour

we use it for

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92

réaliste

Realist

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on l'utilise quand on

it is used when

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surréaliste

Surrealist

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95

romantique

romantic

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exotique

exotic

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c'est un truc pour

It's a thing for...

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moderne

modern

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c'est un machin pour

it is a machine for

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il est cher

it is expensive

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