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pegah1993

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This sentence is long and complicated and I can't understand what it says. could you please help me and explain it in a simple way?

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Thus our question whether or not the still life-like accessories in our picture are invested with a symbolical meaning turns out to be no true alternative.
 

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Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

Welcome to the forum.

Please tell us where you read this sentence, and in what context. Do you know who wrote it?
 

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Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

Welcome to the forum.

Please tell us where you read this sentence, and in what context. Do you know who wrote it?


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I read it in an article by Erwin Panofsky: "Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait. I have translated this article into persian and the sentence in question is the only part that I can't understand at all.
 

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Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

Thank you. Please give this information in post #1 next time.:-D

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The sentence makes little sense. Does earlier text offer a question to which this other question could be an alternative?
 

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Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

Thanks.

I read it in an article by Erwin Panofsky: "Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait". I have translated this article into Persian and the sentence in question is the only part that I can't understand at all.

Note my corrections above.
 

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Thus our question whether or not the still life-like accessories in our picture are invested with a symbolical meaning turns out to be no true alternative.

I don't think it's meant to be still life-like, but rather still-life like. The accessories mentioned are probably examples of still-life.
 
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