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Art scholar Herbert Read has noted of Impressionist artist Pierre-Augu

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Art scholar Herbert Read has noted of Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he was the final painter representing the artistic tradition that started at Rubens and ended at Watteau. Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish artist who flourished in the seventeenth century, is renowned for his creative choice of subject matter, from landscapes to allegory. Antoine Watteau, the French-born painter who died early in the eighteenth century, is generally remembered for his ability to interweave themes from Italian theatre into his paintings. During the late nineteenth century in which he thrived, the French artist Renoir was particularly renowned for his application of light and shading, his use of vibrant color, and his ability to create an intimate scene.

Which of the following best summarizes the main conclusion of the passage above?


A. Like Rubens and Watteau, Renoir selected subject matter that was creative and theatrical.
B. Read believes that Rubens, Watteau, and Renoir are among the greatest painters in Western history.
C. Read believes that apart from Renoir, no great artist of note has arisen since the early eighteenth century.
D. Relative to other painters of Renoir's era and later ones, Renoir best carried on the tradition of individual style that defined earlier artists.
E. The painters who had the greatest impact between the seventeenth and late nineteenth centuries were either Flemish or French.

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+1 for D.

Stimulus :
The author has provided examples of three artists and their distinct artistic qualities respectively, and has also mentioned that Renoir was the final painter representing the artistic tradition that started at Rubens and ended at Watteau.

D. Relative to other painters of Renoir's era and later ones, Renoir best carried on the tradition of individual style that defined earlier artists --> Correct

Hence, D.
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+1 for D.

Stimulus :
The author has provided examples of three artists and their distinct artistic qualities respectively, and has also mentioned that Renoir was the final painter representing the artistic tradition that started at Rubens and ended at Watteau.

D. Relative to other painters of Renoir's era and later ones, Renoir best carried on the tradition of individual style that defined earlier artists --> Correct

Hence, D.
The premises say "final" painter, not the best who carried...

The argument clearly states that he carried the contexts and creativities of the older painters. Thus, I believe A should be the answer.

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Can anyone explain me that why is the answer D here? The question states that he was the 'final painter' and not the best one so certainly this fact cannot be concluded.

The answer should be A.
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sudarshan22 wrote:
+1 for D.

Stimulus :
The author has provided examples of three artists and their distinct artistic qualities respectively, and has also mentioned that Renoir was the final painter representing the artistic tradition that started at Rubens and ended at Watteau.

D. Relative to other painters of Renoir's era and later ones, Renoir best carried on the tradition of individual style that defined earlier artists --> Correct

Hence, D.
The premises say "final" painter, not the best who carried...

The argument clearly states that he carried the contexts and creativities of the older painters. Thus, I believe A should be the answer.

Waiting for the OA.

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Alright, so let me put it this way :
Read mentions three different artists- Rubens, Watteau, and Renoir - each of them with unique individual-artistic attribute.
Rubens -> creative choice of subject matter
Watteau -> ability to interweave themes from Italian theatre into his paintings
Renoir -> his application of light and shading, his use of vibrant color, and his ability to create an intimate scene

Notice, how each of the aforementioned characteristic is unique and original, option D says that exactly, and Renoir is believed to have a traditional individual style. Moreover, Read states that Renoir is the "final representative," so we can say that Read believes there is no painter after Renoir who has this quality, therefore the Best.

Hence, Answer choice (D) is correct.(I Believe)
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Can anyone explain me that why is the answer D here? The question states that he was the 'final painter' and not the best one so certainly this fact cannot be concluded.

The answer should be A.



For instance:
I have my own way(unique and original) to deal with GMAT Quant questions.
You have your own way(unique and original) to deal with GMAT Quant questions.
Now, Bunuel has his way of dealing GMAT Quant questions, an attribute that he his renowned for that no other GMAT aspirant has, and is also believed to be the 'final representative' of the attribute.

So, adhering to the premises mentioned above, can we not infer Bunuel to have Best carried the attribute

Coming back to your question, please do not confuse between best carried on the tradition of individual style and best artist attribute.

Hope it helped.
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