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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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Unlike Banks's collection, which was accessible only to his circle of enlightened friends, scientists and members of the Society of Dilettanti, Lever's museum was didactic and open to all on payment of an admission charge.
riconobbero di essere entrati in guerra con "leggerezza", come dilettanti che non potevano essere presi seriamente dai soldati comuni, i cui stivali erano incrostati di realismo.
It was a time when many academic sceptics of the older generation still believed that one should not stray out of the safely demarcated ground of ones own discipline and that all those who dared to cross boundaries were mere dilettanti.
In the middle of the 1870s the first excavations in Russian Turkestan began, which were carried out by dilettanti, who were often military men.
Horace Walpole was dismissive of the Society of Dilettanti, an aristocratic dining club established back in the 1730s.
Travels in Asia Minor and Greece: or, an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti.
Lui stesso diceva di non essere <<pittor di professione, ne tra dilettanti merito nessuna particolar lode.
Some critics, for example, have snorted about the port-stained minute book of the Society of Dilettanti.
The author's topics range from the built environments associated with prostitution, including Covent Garden, the coffee houses, and certain speculatively built terraces, to upper-class associations that shaped attitudes towards sexuality, such as the Hell Fire Clubs and the Society of Dilettanti.
muchos y asiduos dilettanti, peninsulares sobre todo, que agotaron
The interior has Palmyrene painted ceilings and decoration, and pictures, furniture and sculpture all dating from the second baronet, Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society.
Born to a nonconformist artist who despised money and raised in a milieu of dilettanti, Oei unsurprisingly develops into a young woman with an unconventional mien for her time.