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The conflict between an artist’s work and the context in which it is placed is a traditional problem in aesthetics. Recent exhibits have given it a new urgency. Too often a painter’s canvases have been hung in an improper context because the gallery managers have not understood what the painter envisioned as the work’s proper environment.

As an attempt to solve the problem described above, it would be most reasonable to

(A) bring artists and gallery managers into closer contact, so as to increase the artist’s input into the way the exhibit is held.
(B) provide brochures at the exhibit that describe the artist and how he or she intended the exhibit to look
(C) redesign galleries so that their decor contains nothing that would distract the audience from the works themselves
(D) provide a uniform environment for all the works in an exhibition so that they appear within the same context
(E) instruct gallery managers in the fine points of aesthetic theory so that they will be able to tell what, if anything, a painting means

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i thought A is wrong as it will be difficult for Manager to incorporate the inputs by artists as artists can have different views on the way exhibition is held and Manager cannot make everyone Happy. That's why I went with B. Did I thought too much on this? B does the Job well. It gives Manager sufficient information to execute the exhibition.
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i thought A is wrong as it will be difficult for Manager to incorporate the inputs by artists as artists can have different views on the way exhibition is held and Manager cannot make everyone Happy. That's why I went with B. Did I thought too much on this? B does the Job well. It gives Manager sufficient information to execute the exhibition.

hi ,
yes i think you thought out of context.
problem of the argument:
managers dont know how to present the art..as it is inteded by author.
so now if both mangers and artist are in regular touch then this problem can be solved.
we dont have to think what other work artist or manager do...we just have to worry about the problem stated and we have to solve that problem only .

now option B is wrong TOO:
provide brochures at the exhibit that describe the artist and how he or she intended the exhibit to look==> THIS MEANS mangers will do by their own way without bothering author...but brochure will be provided to everybody coming to see the art for making those viewer to understand the authors intention.===> THIS DOESNT SOLVES OUR PROBLEM OF...AUTHOR VS MANAGERS...
HENCE THIS IS WRONG

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26 Jun 2013, 07:45
then what would be the answer .. I was thinking D ?
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26 Jun 2013, 07:55
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then what would be the answer .. I was thinking D ?

(A) bring artists and gallery managers into closer contact, so as to increase the artist’s input into the way the exhibit is held.

SEE as i have stated in above post:
problem of the argument:
managers dont know how to present the art..as it is inteded by artists.
so now if both mangers and artist are in regular touch then this problem can be solved.
that is what option A IS saying.

provide a uniform environment for all the works in an exhibition so that they appear within the same context===>if you provide the same environment for all the environment then in that case is it solving the conflict of MANAGER and AUTHOR==>NO

example : you put all the painting in a beautiful well designed room==>you are providing same environment for all.
but does this mean that the managers will present the art as per the artists intention.===> we cant say
hence option D is wrong

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I thought A is wrong as it will be difficult for Manager to incorporate the inputs by artists as artists can have different views on the way exhibition is held and Manager cannot make everyone Happy. That's why I went with B. Did I thought too much on this? B does the Job well. It gives Manager sufficient information to execute the exhibition.

Yes you thought too much. The text does not say anything like that so you cannot assume it. Stick to what it's given.

B does not the job well. We know that "canvases have been hung in an improper context because the gallery managers have not understood what the painter envisioned as the work’s proper environment."

Even if you "B provide brochures at the exhibit that describe the artist and how he or she intended the exhibit to look" but you do not change anything about the context, the problem remains.
The brochure could say something like "the artist designed this painting with light in his mind", but if you place the canvas in a dark room the problem remains.

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The way I understood the questions ---

Managers don't know the context of the picture -----> Picture's Placement is wrong.

E says --> If managers are made well versed to understand the context of the Picture, they themselves can correct the placement. (In other words, to counter option A -- We don't even need painters help if managers are well aware about the context of the picture.)
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The way I understood the questions ---

Managers don't know the context of the picture -----> Picture's Placement is wrong.

E says --> If managers are made well versed to understand the context of the Picture, they themselves can correct the placement. (In other words, to counter option A -- We don't even need painters help if managers are well aware about the context of the picture.)
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The way I understood the questions ---

Managers don't know the context of the picture -----> Picture's Placement is wrong.

E says --> If managers are made well versed to understand the context of the Picture, they themselves can correct the placement. (In other words, to counter option A -- We don't even need painters help if managers are well aware about the context of the picture.)

The problem arises because the managers do not understand how the painter envisioned the work's environment, not because they do not understand the meaning of the painting. Therefore getting the managers trained to understand the meaning of the painting would not help. They need to understand what the painter thought about the environment of the painting. Hence A is better than E.
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RMD007 wrote:

The way I understood the questions ---

Managers don't know the context of the picture -----> Picture's Placement is wrong.

E says --> If managers are made well versed to understand the context of the Picture, they themselves can correct the placement. (In other words, to counter option A -- We don't even need painters help if managers are well aware about the context of the picture.)

The problem arises because the managers do not understand how the painter envisioned the work's environment, not because they do not understand the meaning of the painting. Therefore getting the managers trained to understand the meaning of the painting would not help. They need to understand what the painter thought about the environment of the painting. Hence A is better than E.

Its clear. Thanks for the reply.
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