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Nineteenth century art critics judged art by the realism of its method of representation. It was assumed that the realistic method developed from primitive beginnings to the perfection of formal realism. It is one of the permanent gains of the aesthetic revolution of the twentieth century that we are rid of this type of aesthetics.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the artistic revolution of the twentieth century had which of the following effects?
(A) It deemphasized realistic representation as an evaluative consideration for judging works of art.
(B) It permitted modern critics to appreciate the simplicity of primitive art.
(C) It repudiated the realistic representation found in the art of the past
(D) It reinforced traditional ways of looking and judging great art
(E) It allowed art critics to understand the evolution and nature of art.
Nineteenth century art critics judged art by the realism of its method of representation. ... It is one of the permanent gains of the aesthetic revolution of the twentieth century that we are rid of this type of aesthetics.
From the last sentence, you can infer that the 20th century got rid of "this type of aesthetics" (judging work of art by its realistic representation).
(A) which is about "deemphasizing" realistic representation renders itself equivalent to the above interpretation.
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