Partie 6 : La vie au quotidien

Chapitre 60 : Museums and music

Museums and the price of art, page 126

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the visual arts
a masterpiece
an exhibition
on display
the canvas
a landscape
a still life
a brushstroke
to daub
to carve, to sculpt
a fake, a forgery
an art dealer
an auctioneer
an auction sale
to bid for
a bidder

In this museum you’ll find a fascinating collection of exhibits and models about whales.

Conceptual art is very different from traditional art. Rather than creating an art object, the artist’s intent is to convey a concept.

Music, page 126

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a concert hall
a concert venue
an orchestra
a conductor
the score
the lyrics
the rhythm
A, B, C…
a chord
to tune
a choir
a brass band
to lip-synch
to top the chart

If you have pre-ordered your tickets online, you can collect them from the box office.

The Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

“Proms” is short for “promenade concerts”, because originally they were outdoor concerts given in London’s gardens, where the audience could stroll around while listening (or not) to the orchestra.

Food for thought, page 127

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What is Street Art? Would you call it vandalism or public art?

  1. Street art is not limited to museums or galleries. It’s difficult to collect. You can’t really buy it as a trophy.
  2. Graffitists want to leave a message in a public place in order to reach as many people as possible.
  3. To many people, places with graffiti look dirty and can give you a feeling of insecurity. The places may look abandoned and therefore unsafe.
  4. Street art often appears on areas that would normally be eyesores, like a long concrete wall. And so, it brings beauty to our surroundings.
  5. “And the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls…”
  6. Artists who paint on the street or on walls are merely expressing themselves. They’ve never hurt anyone and don’t intend to.