Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 2(7), pp. 179 - 184
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020701
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Translation Strategies for Art Translation in the Origins and Developments of the Lingnan School of Painting


Tzu-Fan Ma *, Jia-Chen Chuo
Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan

ABSTRACT

Taiwan's National Palace Museum published a picture album of Chinese paintings, Origins and Developments of the Lingnan School of Painting, when focusing on major works by Lingnan founders and masters. The Lingnan School, a realistic school of art incorporating western elements, has played an important role in modern Chinese painting development during the early twentieth century, and it has had great impact on contemporary art circles.Based on the bilingual album, this paper aims to analyze the translation strategies of art in Taiwan. The main purpose of this study is to find the problems in the translation of the titles of paintings, including the word choice, untranslatability and tanslationese language. This paper will further discuss whether the translation matches original title and the painting itself. Suggested translation that better meets the purpose is also offered. Since Chinese culture is different from that of the West, not all source language of painting titles can be translated perfectly into the target language, especially when words are used to paint a picture. Word-to-word translation and improper word choice may cause the loss of the imagination and the beauty in the translation of painting titles. As a result, different strategies should be applied in art translation.

KEYWORDS
Lingnan School, Translation Strategy, Untranslatability, Art Translation

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Tzu-Fan Ma , Jia-Chen Chuo , "Translation Strategies for Art Translation in the Origins and Developments of the Lingnan School of Painting," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 179 - 184, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020701.

(b). APA Format:
Tzu-Fan Ma , Jia-Chen Chuo (2014). Translation Strategies for Art Translation in the Origins and Developments of the Lingnan School of Painting. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 2(7), 179 - 184. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020701.