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The belief that art originates in intuitive rather than [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2006, 06:43
The belief that art originates in intuitive rather than rational faculties was worked out historically and philosophically in the somewhat wearisome volumes of Benedetto Croce, who is usually considered the originator of a new aesthetic. Croce was, in fact, expressing a very old idea. Long before the Romantics stressed intuition and self-expression, the frenzy of inspiration was regarded as fundamental to art, but philosophers had always assumed it must be controlled by law and by the intellectual power of putting things into harmonious order. This general philosophic concept of art was supported by technical necessities. It was necessary to master certain laws and to use intellect in order to build Gothic cathedrals, or set up the stained glass windows of Chartres. When this bracing element of craftsmanship ceased to dominate artists’ outlook, new technical elements had to be adopted to maintain the intellectual element in art. Such were linear perspective and anatomy.

The passage suggests that which of the following would most likely have occurred if linear perspective and anatomy had not come to influence artistic endeavor?

(A) The craftsmanship that shaped Gothic architecture would have continued to dominate artists’ outlooks.
(B) Some other technical elements would have been adopted to discipline artistic inspiration.
(C) Intellectual control over artistic inspiration would not have influenced painting as it did architecture.
(D) The role of intuitive inspiration would not have remained fundamental to theories of artistic creation.
(E) The assumptions of aesthetic philosophers before Croce would have been invalidated.

The passage supplies information for answering which of the following questions?

(A) Does Romantic art exhibit the triumph of intuition over intellect?
(B) Did an emphasis on linear perspective and anatomy dominate Romantic art?
(C) Are the intellectual and intuitive faculties harmoniously balanced in post-Romantic art?
(D) Are the effects of the rational control of artistic inspiration evident in the great works of pre-Romantic eras?
(E) Was the artistic craftsmanship displayed in Gothic cathedrals also an element in paintings of this period?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 21:03
No response :( ??
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 21:30
let's see if I am correct

1. B
2. A (I think B is tricky here)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 18:42
what are the answers? it seems nobody else is interested in this RC :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 18:55
u2lover wrote:
what are the answers? it seems nobody else is interested in this RC :cry:


OAs are:

1. B
2. D

D Because the passage says that "Long before the Romantics stressed intuition and self-expression, the frenzy of inspiration was regarded as fundamental to art, but philosophers had always assumed it must be controlled by law and by the intellectual power of putting things into harmonious order"

Hope ur convinced :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 19:04
so the answer to D is "yes", because these philosophers always thought of some rational law???
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 19:15
u2lover wrote:
so the answer to D is "yes", because these philosophers always thought of some rational law???


Yes to D. In the next sentence "This general philosophic concept of art was supported by technical necessities" we can see some evidence of philosophers influencing art. Also if we see the time period of romanticism and Gothic cathedrals, we can see that philosophers' rationality controlled artistic inspiration before romanticism.

Romanticism belongs to late 18th century.

Gothic cathedrals were built between 1200 to 1400 AD.
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Re: RC (small passage): Intution & Rationality in art [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2011, 01:01
wow! This was a toughie....
took me 5.14 min
But then got B, D :-D
Re: RC (small passage): Intution & Rationality in art   [#permalink] 08 Jan 2011, 01:01
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