and was haunted and obsessed by them, but putting them down very accurately. hi there 1whsts gist of sentece and "put down"meaning in thi sentence? Here again it was sort of a happy accident that we met. The museum in San Francisco, the Exploratorium, had an exhibit on memory, and he was billed as “The Memory Artist.” They had fifty of his paintings there, of the little village where he’d been born in Italy, Pontito, and, next to these, photos taken by the Exploratorium’s photographer in exactly the same places, wherever possible, as the paintings were done from. Now the resemblance was uncanny. But Franco had not seen his village for thirty years or more, and this in fact was entirely the village as it was before he was nine years old. And so he was somehow retrieving apparently very, very, early memories, and was haunted and obsessed by them, but putting them down very accurately. And this whole
Jun 13, 2019 2:41 PM
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The painter is recording memories from very long ago and they can be verified objectively as very accurate depictions. "Putting down" in this context means putting an image on a canvas in paint, but can also mean writing down.
June 13, 2019
In this situation, "putting them down" means to write them down. "He remembers early memories and puts them down in his journal." - he writes them down. Don't confuse this with "a put down", which is an insult or criticism. "I'm not going to stand here and get put down by you!" - I'm not going to allow you to insult me and make me feel worthless. Hope this helps.
June 13, 2019
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