Onírico – My Spanish Word Of The Day 4/15/2015

Buenas Días!

Today I read a short article at Transparent Language about the self portraits of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  This is where I encountered the adjective onírico.  I looked up this word in the dictionary and found that the English equivalent of onírico/onírica is oneiric.  This is an English word that I have been completely unfamiliar with.  It turns out that onírico/oneiric means dreamlike.

Here is the use of onírico in context from the Transparent Language article, Art in Spanish: Frida Kahlo, Mexican Painter:

Sus autoretratos van más allá de realismo, aunque ella no quería que se los describiera como surrealistas.  Entran en los elementos fantásticos, surrealistas, oníricos (de los sueños), todos los cuales nos invitan a interpretar su visión de sí misma. 

(Her self-portraits go beyond realism, although she refused to call them surrealist.  In them we find fantastic, surreal, dreamlike elements, all of which invite us to interpret her vision of herself.)

I am so pleased that today I was able to learn something that has expanded both my Spanish and English vocabulary.

¡Hasta Luego!

Image Credit: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/files/2013/10/Frida-Kahlo-painting.jpg

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