VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):失窃多年天价画作重返博物馆
日期:2017-08-21 18:06

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Long-lost $160 Million Painting Returned to Museum
This is What's Trending Today.
An abstract painting called "Woman-Ochre" is a work of the famous Dutch-American artist William de Kooning.
The painting used to hang in The University of Arizona Museum of Art.
That is until "Woman-Ochre" was stolen from the museum in 1985.
It had not been seen since then.
But that changed recently when a man who sells artwork and furniture visited a home in a small town in New Mexico.
David Van Auker sells old furniture and paintings in his store in Silver City, New Mexico. He was invited to a home nearby to see if there was anything he wanted to buy so he could sell it in his store.
At first, Van Auker thought he found a print of the de Kooning painting. Upon a closer look, however, he realized it was real paint on canvas.
Van Auker thought perhaps the home's former owner liked to paint and made a copy.
Eventually, he bought the painting and everything else in the home for $2,000.
When Van Auker put the painting up for sale at his store, some people said they thought it was an original.
That made him think. So he researched the painting and found a story from a newspaper in Arizona. The headline read: "De Kooning Painting Valued at More Than $100 Million Missing for 30 Years."
The painting looked exactly like the one he had in his hands.
So he called the university and told the museum he thought he had its missing painting.
After a number of telephone calls, Van Auker took photos and emailed them to the university. They were sure he had something important. So the next day, a number of people drove about three hours to Silver City.
The group borrowed the painting and brought it back to the school in Tucson. After careful study, they decided it was the original, stolen 32 years ago.
De Kooning made the painting in the 1950s. A similar painting sold in 2006 for $137.5 million. Experts say the recovered "Woman-Ochre" may be worth $160 million.
Meg Hagyard is the acting director of the museum. She thanked Van Auker for returning the painting.
She called its recovery a "monumental moment for the museum."
Van Auker said the experience of finding the lost painting was "one of the most important moments in my life."
And that's What's Trending Today.
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词汇解析

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1.since then 从此以后

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Since then he has been drawing a pension.
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2.At first 刚开始;起先

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At first they all thought I was a loony.
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3.put up 提供;举起

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Their friends suggested they should put up their prices.
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4.fight against 对抗

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He died after a brave but unavailing fight against a terminal illness.
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内容解析

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1.The painting looked exactly like the one he had in his hands.

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looked exactly like 与...非常像

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Everyone said that I looked exactly like my dad.
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No one could be sure what kind of you, it might have looked exactly like you.
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2.The group borrowed the painting and brought it back to the school in Tucson.

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brought back 带回;拿回

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What if he got a guilty conscience and brought it back?
要是他觉得内疚,把东西拿回来了怎么办?
I must have brought it back after the lecture this morning.
今天下午下课之后,我肯定把它带回来了oG5df57Fi.

参考译文

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失窃多年天价画作重返博物馆
这里是《今日热点》节目z^5+4Q_I_)*^eNq
抽象画作《Woman-Ochre》是著名的荷兰籍美国艺术家威廉·德·库宁的作品Y1,C|RDD[PF0n
这幅画原来悬挂在亚利桑那州立大学美术馆内D0DWk*r(euqyho0H6DDf
1985年,这幅画在美术馆失窃e9QvJ2M;nab
自此,这幅画犹如石沉大海;[S=jgvBr)1f~
近日,一位以卖画和家具为生的男子到新墨西哥州一座小镇的一户人家里做客,此事才出现转机6|b@z)PcNz4Ogrjp
这位名为大卫·万·奥克(David Van Auker)的男子在新墨西哥州银市靠贩卖旧家具和画作谋生CT+2s%!4KjtCH。有人邀请他到家里看看是否有他想购买的物件,然后他带回店里出售,Q2Iim&sY%5#

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刚开始,奥克以为这幅画是德·库宁画作的印刷版1hn9#,4BIw+j。他仔细观摩后惊觉画布上是真正的颜料L694ZoEKH5)VsHL
但是奥克还是觉得,可能这户人家喜欢画画,所以临摹了一份作品,_3|5x(]p4^w*L
最后,他用2千美元的价格买下了这幅画和一些其他物件F[-1vfpF65ju7J2uKk
当奥克把这幅画挂在店内出售时,一些顾客觉得这幅画是真迹Ku5k+@e!+eiBWDaa
他开始琢磨G=iwnA@)fuo[ec。之后他研究了这幅画,还在亚利桑那州的一份报纸上找到了一篇报道53g7THKHf**。文章的标题:《德·库宁价值上亿画作失窃30年》i[k9r+)RJl*I6gEH_dk
报纸上那幅画跟他手中的画作毫无二致e8l*Ic~YJ#
随后,他打电话通知亚利桑那州立大学的美术馆,失踪多年的画作可能在他手上%R7CzdBQ*z-RHdXxIl
在多次电话沟通后,奥克将这幅画的照片用邮件发给了亚利桑那州立大学xbc9#d,Hp,G^+。他们相信他手上的东西十分重要qon[+vV!DcL_-Yu!@r~b。次日,一行人驱车3小时赶往银市5alBC4280_FNWDtavm
他们借走了这幅画并带回图森市的亚利桑那州立大学hTL1QRytt*Z4mqu7EU6X。经过进一步研究,他们确定这幅画是32年前失窃的真迹neE[va+&IsXbe-n0nv8
20世纪50年代,德·库宁创作了这幅画s61GTydQ#%e%t-FNmI#。2006年,一幅类似的画作以1.375亿美元的价格成交sW]^idwU&)vsmUq*r。有专家表示,这幅失而复得的《Woman-Ochre》可能价值1.6亿美元~Br+MQXe#hlutSV=5)n8
梅格·海格亚德(Meg Hagyard)是该校美术馆的代理主任k+lrT|)Bc[w。她感谢万·奥克归还这幅画的举动KWvqBjUng0FbI[vx]Z
她表示,这次失而复得是“博物馆具有纪念意义的一刻”zfMXW[Of1&q3ONmy]=0
奥克表示,找回失窃的画作是“人生中最重要的时刻之一”K7Jb&BOc^I
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重点单词
  • eventuallyadv. 终于,最后
  • guiltyadj. 有罪的,内疚的
  • consciencen. 良心,责任心,顾忌
  • recoveryn. 恢复,复原,痊愈
  • actingn. 演戏,行为,假装 adj. 代理的,临时的,供演出
  • directorn. 董事,经理,主管,指导者,导演
  • canvasn. 帆布,(帆布)画布,油画
  • terminaln. 终端机,终点,终点站,末端 adj. 末端的,终点
  • unavailingadj. 无益的,无用的,无效的
  • originaladj. 最初的,原始的,有独创性的,原版的 n. 原件