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chef d'oeuvre

A masterpiece. When the sculpture was finally complete, the artist declared it his greatest chef d'oeuvre.
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As an exercise in appropriation, Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu brings to mind works from throughout Hamilton's career, from those Pop pieces that took the immediacy of advertising imagery and copy as their inspiration, to the direct use of media images, such as the press photograph of Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser deployed for Swingeing London 67 (f), 1968-69, and the image of Tony Blair redesignated as a cowboy for Shock and Awe, 2007-2008.
Dans le troisieme album de la serie, Le chef-d'oeuvre de Chester, Chester prend les commandes de l'ecriture du livre; il emprunte le materiel d'artiste a l'auteure et s'aventure a l'ecriture hasardeuse d'un livre.
But the book was so much more impressive that it has with good reason been described as Conring's chef-d'oeuvre on the constitution of Germany.
Vers la fin de l'apres-midi, un bouquiniste a mis en solde de vieux livres jetes pele-mele dans une caisse de bois comme de vulgaires marchandises : [beaucoup moins que]Deux dirhams le chef-d'oeuvre! criait-il aux quatre vents.
Le [beaucoup moins que]onze[beaucoup plus grand que] algerien a fait dans le chef-d'oeuvre en jouant, simplement, a son vrai football par l'etalage de ses facettes.
Lorsque le fameux artiste, Mahmoud Mokhtar, a mis les dernieres retouches pour son chef-d'oeuvre, la statue "Annahda", qui se trouve a present sur la place qui a pris le meme nom, a Guizeh, tout pres de l'Universite du Caire, cette statue qui incarne la gloire de l'Egypte, certes, l'artiste est reste longtemps pour admirer cette piece.
This may sound paradoxical, considering that Leroy's mature works evidence so much effort, encrusted as they are with layer after layer of paint, looking much as one imagines Frenhofer's "chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" did in Balzac's famous tale: He all but buries the image--for there always is an image in Leroy's paintings, however difficult it may sometimes be to make it out--under the sheer mass of embroiled pigment.
Wann-Chlore, le dernier de ces romans precedant Les Chouans, le premier de La Comedie humaine et chef-d'oeuvre inconteste, a ete egalement publie la memes annee 1999 par Thierry Bodin aux editions Memoire du Livre.
Lee covers five stories from the Etudes philosophiques, and from the period 1830-35 in Balzac's career, devoting essays to Un drame au bord de la mer, Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu, Adieu, L'Auberge rouge, and Melmoth reconcilie; they are preceded by an introduction and a brief conclusion.
Major has already presented historians with noteworthy studies of political institutions in Renaissance and early modern France, but this is his chef-d'oeuvre, the culmination of years of fruitful research and analysis.
L'indelebile chef-d'oeuvre de la troupe des annees 80, [beaucoup moins que]Iguiguil[beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que]orphelin[beaucoup plus grand que] en version francaise, seduit encore toutes les franges de la societe, par la sublimite du rythme et l'affectivite de l'emotion qu'elle degageait, meme si, pour tant d'admirateurs, ils etaient peu a comprendre les paroles.