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    Throw upon

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    He catches the secrect sentiments and passions and throws them upon the canvas.

    What does the bold part mean? Is it something like “reftect them upon”?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Throw upon

    I am guessing that the person is a painter. In that case, he conveys sentiments and passions with his art.

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    Re: Throw upon

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    He catches the secret sentiments and passions and throws them upon the canvas.

    What does the bold part mean? Is it something like “reflect upon them”?
    Who wrote that, oksuz, and about whom?

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    Re: Throw upon

    It could suggest an artist like Jackson Pollock, who worked at speed and, literally, threw paint at the canvas to make an emotionally evocative image rather than a deliberate and careful reproduction.
    Last edited by Tdol; 25-Oct-2017 at 16:54. Reason: typo

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    Re: Throw upon

    Is "invocative" a synonym for "evocative" here?

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    Re: Throw upon

    I'd still like the OP to tell us who wrote that, and about whom.

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    Re: Throw upon

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Is "invocative" a synonym for "evocative" here?
    Late night typing.

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    Re: Throw upon

    Two people are talking each other and one of them is explaining a man's features to the other. The man is a painter. Full phrase goes like this.

    " They say that he paints not merely a man's features, but his mind and his heart. He catches the secret sentiments and passions, and throws them upon the canvas, like sunshine-or perhaps, in the portraits of dark-souled men, like a gleam of infernal fire."

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    Re: Throw upon

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    Two people are talking each other and one of them is explaining a man's features to the other. The man is a painter. The full phrase:

    " They say that he paints not merely a man's features, but his mind and his heart. He catches the secret sentiments and passions, and throws them upon the canvas, like sunshine-or perhaps, in the portraits of dark-souled men, like a gleam of infernal fire."
    That's a terrific quote!

    Is it unknown who said it and about whom it was said?

    Are you sure it isn't "their secret sentiments and passions"?

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    Re: Throw upon

    I would love to know who he is.

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