Ryan Hinkel

Bad computer-translations of the definition of art

These are quoted from articles on 'art' in several different languages
on Wikipedia.org and translated by Google Chrome. Although the
translation is butchered by clunky computer translation algorithms,
I find the comparison is interesting in its own right.

アートJapanese to English:

Arts and is expressed as an expression or a person, viewing, etc. to meet and interact with each other, spirit and sense of activities to gain variations. Art, literature, music, architecture, theater and pointing. Arts shorthand notation of [1].

For purposes of conceptual art is now modern up, especially if the technology is called to distinguish mere “good technology, beautiful technology” (such as schöne Kunst) and are expressed, and what a second meaning Rather, after the (now also appeared as an array of dictionaries) were the primary meaning of art.

искусствоRussian to English:

A figurative interpretation of reality, the process or result of expression internal or external the world of the creator of (artistic) way, creativity, directed in such a way that it reflects the interests not only of the author, and others.

arteItalian to English:

The ' art , in its broadest sense, includes all human activities - carried out individually or collectively - that leads to forms of creative expression aesthetic, relying on technical solutions, innate abilities and behavioral norms arising from the study and from 'experience . At its today's art is closely related to the ability to convey emotion, so the artistic expressions, while aiming to transmit “messages”, not a real language, as it does not have a code shared between all clear users, but instead are interpreted subjectively. Some philosophers and scholars of semantics, however, argue that there is an objective language which is free from periods and styles and that should be encoded in order to be understood by all, even if efforts to prove this statement have been unsuccessful so far.

l'artFrench to English

The art is a human activity, the product of this activity or the idea that it will be done deliberately targeting sense, the emotions and the intellect . We can say that art is the essence of man, which distinguishes in the type, and that this activity does not clearly defined functions. Indeed, the definition of this concept vary widely at different times and places, and none of them is universally accepted. Thus, to Marcel Mauss, “a work of art, by definition, is the object recognized as such by a group.” That is why the collections of artistic productions can be classified and valued differently in different cultures, the authors and institutions.

artePortuguese to English

Art is usually understood as human activity related to manifestations of order aesthetic , made by artists from perception, emotions and ideas in order to stimulate awareness in these instances one or more viewers, giving a unique and different meaning for each work of art.

KunstGerman to English

The word art described in the broadest sense, any development activity on the knowledge, practice, perception, imagination and intuition is founded (healing art, art of free speech). In a narrower sense to be named targeted results of human activity that are not clearly defined by functions. Art is a human cultural product, the result of a creative process.

The art work is usually at the end of this process, but since the Modern and the process itself. Practitioner of the art in the strict sense are artists called. Artists and art to enjoy in Germany and many other countries, artistic freedom , which in Germany is a protected by the Constitution (Article 5 § 3) Basic Law .

arteSpanish to English

The art is generally understood as any activity or product made ​​by humans for a purpose aesthetic or communicative, through which they express thoughts, emotions or in general, a vision of the world, through various resources, such as plastics, language, sound, or mixed. Art is a component of culture, reflecting substrates conception economic and social, and transmission of ideas and values, inherent in any human culture across space and time. It is generally considered that the appearance of Homo sapiens first art had a role in ritual, magical or religious (Paleolithic art), but that role changed with the evolution of human beings acquired an aesthetic component and a social, educational, commercial or simply ornamental.

The notion of art continues today subject to profound disputes, since its definition is open to multiple interpretations, which vary by culture, time, movement, or society for which the term has a specific meaning. The word 'art' has a broad meaning and can describe any human activity made ​​with care and dedication, or any set of rules needed to develop an activity optimally: they speak well of culinary arts, medical art, martial arts, trawl in the fishing, etc.. In that sense, art is synonymous with the capacity, skill, talent, experience. But more commonly is usually considered art as a creative activity of the human being, which produces a series of objects (artworks) that are unique and whose purpose is primarily aesthetic. In this context, art would be the generalization of a concept expressed from yesteryear as “fine arts”, currently disused and some areas reduced to academic and administrative.

艺术Chinese to English

Art so far still no universally accepted definition, but the art of the present general ability to think by the intelligent animals, through various forms and tools to express their emotions and consciousness, and thus the result. Art not only exist in human society, there are relatively higher in other animals. Art is the sublimation of the human spirit, but also the nutrients of life meaning.