Cezanne's art inspired the next generation of artists, twentieth-century modernist creators of abstract art. While most experts rank Cezanne as an early modernist, a small few reject this idea. Francoise Cachin, for example, bluntly states that such an ascription is "overplayed", and says that Cezanne's work is "too often observed from a modern point of view".
Which one of the following statements is most strongly supported by the information above?
A. Cezanne's work is highly controversial.
B. Cezanne was an early creator of abstract art.
C. Cezanne's work helped to develop modernism.
D. Modern art owes less to Cezanne than many experts believe.
E. Cezanne's work tends to be misinterpreted as modernist.
Argument tells us the following:
C's art inspired 20th century modernist creators (of abstract art)
Most experts rank C as early modernist.
Some reject this idea.
Which of the following, in essence, tells you the same thing as the argument i.e. which of the following is supported by the argument?
A. Cezanne's work is highly controversial. - No. The argument doesn't say this.
B. Cezanne was an early creator of abstract art. - Again, the argument doesn't say this. It only tells us that most experts agree that C was an early modernist but few don't. It doesn't tell us whether actually he was an early modernist. The author's position on this point is not given.
C. Cezanne's work helped to develop modernism. - The first sentence says that C inspired modernist creators. Hence we can say that the first sentence supports this option. This is correct
D. Modern art owes less to Cezanne than many experts believe. - The argument doesn't say this.
E. Cezanne's work tends to be misinterpreted as modernist. - The argument doesn't say this.
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