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Art historian: This painting, purportedly by Mary Cassatt, is a forger

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Art historian: This painting, purportedly by Mary Cassatt, is a forgery. Although the canvas and other materials are consistent with most of Cassatt's work, and the subject matter is similar to that of Cassatt's finest paintings, the brush style of this painting is not found in any work known to be Cassatt's. Hence this painting is definitely not a genuine Cassatt.

The art historian's argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) The type of canvas and other materials that Cassatt used in most of her work were readily available to others.
(B) None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works.
(C) Cassatt's work generally had a characteristic subject matter that distinguished it from the work of other painters of her era.
(D) The most characteristic feature of Cassatt's work is her brush style.
(E) No painter other than Cassatt would be able to match Cassatt's brush style perfectly.

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Art historian: This painting, purportedly by Mary Cassatt, is a forgery. Although the canvas and other materials are consistent with most of Cassatt's work, and the subject matter is similar to that of Cassatt's finest paintings, the brush style of this painting is not found in any work known to be Cassatt's. Hence this painting is definitely not a genuine Cassatt.

The art historian's argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) The type of canvas and other materials that Cassatt used in most of her work were readily available to others. --Even if it's not easily available forgerer will most probably find similar canvas
(B) None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works. --Correct. All the art works depict similar brush style
(C) Cassatt's work generally had a characteristic subject matter that distinguished it from the work of other painters of her era. --Out of scope
(D) The most characteristic feature of Cassatt's work is her brush style. --Most characteristic? Too strong
(E) No painter other than Cassatt would be able to match Cassatt's brush style perfectly. --We certainly can't say that for sure
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Art historian: This painting, purportedly by Mary Cassatt, is a forgery. Although the canvas and other materials are consistent with most of Cassatt's work, and the subject matter is similar to that of Cassatt's finest paintings, the brush style of this painting is not found in any work known to be Cassatt's. Hence this painting is definitely not a genuine Cassatt.

The art historian's argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) The type of canvas and other materials that Cassatt used in most of her work were readily available to others. --Even if it's not easily available forgerer will most probably find similar canvas
(B) None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works. --Correct. All the art works depict similar brush style
(C) Cassatt's work generally had a characteristic subject matter that distinguished it from the work of other painters of her era. --Out of scope
(D) The most characteristic feature of Cassatt's work is her brush style. --Most characteristic? Too strong
(E) No painter other than Cassatt would be able to match Cassatt's brush style perfectly. --We certainly can't say that for sure



Would anyone please help me out with the meaning of "None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works"?? This sounds a little confusing.

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Would anyone please help me out with the meaning of "None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works"?? This sounds a little confusing.

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Hello umagudipalli,

None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works

This statement i basically has double negation. If you conver both the negations into single positive, then you will be able to understand the actual meaning of the statement.

Positive version of the sentence is as follows: All of the Cassatt's works are painted using a brush style that is exhibited in her known works. Since, all the wroks have same characteristic i.e. brush style then any painting deviating from the aforementioned style could be called suspicious. This option helps to beidge the gap in the argument, strengthening the conclusion. Thus it is the correct assumption.

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Art historian: This painting, purportedly by Mary Cassatt, is a forgery. Although the canvas and other materials are consistent with most of Cassatt's work, and the subject matter is similar to that of Cassatt's finest paintings, the brush style of this painting is not found in any work known to be Cassatt's. Hence this painting is definitely not a genuine Cassatt.

The art historian's argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) The type of canvas and other materials that Cassatt used in most of her work were readily available to others.
(B) None of Cassatt's works is painted using a brush style that is not exhibited in any of her known works.
(C) Cassatt's work generally had a characteristic subject matter that distinguished it from the work of other painters of her era.
(D) The most characteristic feature of Cassatt's work is her brush style.
(E) No painter other than Cassatt would be able to match Cassatt's brush style perfectly.

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B & D are close. Eliminated D because it's a General Statement about her and the passage talks about Marys Exhibited paintings only. Option B talks about only her exhibited works.
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Art historian: This painting, purportedly by Mary Cassatt, is a forgery. Although the canvas and other materials are consistent with most of Cassatt's work, and the subject matter is similar to that of Cassatt's finest paintings, the brush style of this painting is not found in any work known to be Cassatt's. Hence this painting is definitely not a genuine Cassatt. Why?

Since, for the painting to be a genuine Cassatt, the brush style should be found in any of the work known to be Cassatt.What if there was a brush style and work that was private to Cassatt? In that case, the argument falls apart, indicating that the painting could be a genuine Cassatt not known to anyone, and to save the argument from such criticism we must assume that all the brush styles used by Cassatt in his works were known while making the argument.

B is absolutely consistent with our thoughts and hence, correct.
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