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# Art critic: Nowadays, museum visitors seldom pause to look at a work

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4. Art critic: Nowadays, museum visitors seldom pause to look at a work of art for even a full minute. They look, perhaps take a snapshot, and move on. This tells us something about how our relationship to art has changed over time. People have become less willing to engage with works of art than they once were.

The art critic's argument depends on the assumption that

(A) museum visitors today generally look at more pieces of art during each museum visit than museum visitors looked at in the past

(B) the ease with which museum visitors can take snapshots of art contributes to the speed with which they move through art museums

(C) visitors would enjoy their museum experiences more if they took more time with individual works of art

(D) museum visitors who take snapshots of works of art rarely look at the pictures afterward

(E) the amount of time spent looking at a work of art is a reliable measure of engagement with that work

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23 Jul 2018, 01:26
LeoGT wrote:
4. Art critic: Nowadays, museum visitors seldom pause to look at a work of art for even a full minute. They look, perhaps take a snapshot, and move on. This tells us something about how our relationship to art has changed over time. People have become less willing to engage with works of art than they once were.

The art critic's argument depends on the assumption that

(A) museum visitors today generally look at more pieces of art during each museum visit than museum visitors looked at in the past

(B) the ease with which museum visitors can take snapshots of art contributes to the speed with which they move through art museums

(C) visitors would enjoy their museum experiences more if they took more time with individual works of art

(D) museum visitors who take snapshots of works of art rarely look at the pictures afterward

(E) the amount of time spent looking at a work of art is a reliable measure of engagement with that work

(A) museum visitors today generally look at more pieces of art during each museum visit than museum visitors looked at in the past
- Incorrect. If they look at more pieces of art than before then the Art Critic won't feel bad about it and complain saying "People have become less willing to engage with works of art than they once were"
(B) the ease with which museum visitors can take snapshots of art contributes to the speed with which they move through art museums
- Incorrect. This doesn't convey that visitors are less interested in Art now.
(C) visitors would enjoy their museum experiences more if they took more time with individual works of art
- Incorrect. People are kind of busy now a days and due to their busy schedule the miss so much fun in their lives. They should start visiting museum and enjoy the art work there .
(D) museum visitors who take snapshots of works of art rarely look at the pictures afterward
- Incorrect. Who are these people who take snapshots and don't even look at those pictures. We need to penalize them for such actions
(E) the amount of time spent looking at a work of art is a reliable measure of engagement with that work
- Correct. This is the exact assumption of the Critic
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23 Jul 2018, 01:47
I think it should be D.
People click photos of the paintings. The amount of time they devote to observe a painting is less than one minute.---------------------People are less willing to engage in works of art than they once were.

Before considering the conclusion, the first thing that should come to one's mind is that WHY did they click those pictures? Probably so that they don't waste a lot of time in the museum and maybe look at the snaps when they are free. Or maybe some other reason which is not that apparent.

The author says that 'people are less willing to engage in works of art than they once were.' This means that they were clicking pictures not for later review but for some other reason.

D says that rarely do people look at the pictures that they clicked in the museum.
This means that the interest in works of art is dying.

Also, you can negate D to see whether the argument holds.
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23 Jul 2018, 02:08
vaibhav1221 wrote:
I think it should be D.
People click photos of the paintings. The amount of time they devote to observe a painting is less than one minute.---------------------People are less willing to engage in works of art than they once were.

Before considering the conclusion, the first thing that should come to one's mind is that WHY did they click those pictures? Probably so that they don't waste a lot of time in the museum and maybe look at the snaps when they are free. Or maybe some other reason which is not that apparent.

The author says that 'people are less willing to engage in works of art than they once were.' This means that they were clicking pictures not for later review but for some other reason.

D says that rarely do people look at the pictures that they clicked in the museum.
This means that the interest in works of art is dying.

Also, you can negate D to see whether the argument holds.

Hi vaibhav1221

When critic makes a statement that "People have become less willing to engage with works of art than they once were" then there must be a reason behind it. Do you think critic might be thinking that these people who take snapshots might not look at them later and then he comes to a conclusion that these people have become less willing to engage in art?

Earlier people used to look at the art for longer and they showed interest by looking at the art for longer. Critic reaches a conclusion on measuring the time people spend looking at the art now a days.

Hence E should be the correct assumption in my opinion.
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23 Jul 2018, 03:52
LeoGT wrote:
4. Art critic: Nowadays, museum visitors seldom pause to look at a work of art for even a full minute. They look, perhaps take a snapshot, and move on. This tells us something about how our relationship to art has changed over time. People have become less willing to engage with works of art than they once were.

The art critic's argument depends on the assumption that

(A) museum visitors today generally look at more pieces of art during each museum visit than museum visitors looked at in the past

(B) the ease with which museum visitors can take snapshots of art contributes to the speed with which they move through art museums

(C) visitors would enjoy their museum experiences more if they took more time with individual works of art

(D) museum visitors who take snapshots of works of art rarely look at the pictures afterward

(E) the amount of time spent looking at a work of art is a reliable measure of engagement with that work

+1 - E.

Critic is trying to link time spent looking at art work with willingness to engage with art work. Therefore, he believes that is giving more time to look at an art work is a reliable measure.

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23 Jul 2018, 09:28
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vaibhav1221 wrote:
I think it should be D.
People click photos of the paintings. The amount of time they devote to observe a painting is less than one minute.---------------------People are less willing to engage in works of art than they once were.

Before considering the conclusion, the first thing that should come to one's mind is that WHY did they click those pictures? Probably so that they don't waste a lot of time in the museum and maybe look at the snaps when they are free. Or maybe some other reason which is not that apparent.

The author says that 'people are less willing to engage in works of art than they once were.' This means that they were clicking pictures not for later review but for some other reason.

D says that rarely do people look at the pictures that they clicked in the museum.
This means that the interest in works of art is dying.

Also, you can negate D to see whether the argument holds.

Hi vaibhav1221

When critic makes a statement that "People have become less willing to engage with works of art than they once were" then there must be a reason behind it. Do you think critic might be thinking that these people who take snapshots might not look at them later and then he comes to a conclusion that these people have become less willing to engage in art?

Earlier people used to look at the art for longer and they showed interest by looking at the art for longer. Critic reaches a conclusion on measuring the time people spend looking at the art now a days.

Hence E should be the correct assumption in my opinion.

Hi!
I guess you are right. E definitely looks better than D.
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