The problem here is that a present tense sentence has become past tense. Of course, this may not matter, depending on the context.Her talent was revealed (or discovered) once the teacher started teaching her.
At the beginning she might have been considered to be just average, but under the expert guidance of her master, her talent came to the fore.
The French sentence is very elegant.
There's no context provided, so who could tell?Of course the sentence is in present tense. But then this seems to refer to the events in the history of a person. In French as well as in German, I have seen the present tense is used in biographies.
But after all this refers to an event in the past.
There's no context provided, so who could tell?
Of course you are correct, Raghavan, that if this is a historical narrative French often uses the present tense. In English we would put it in the past in the same case.