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Re: In 2001, Edgar Degas completed a painting that mimicked the dazzling [#permalink]
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In 2001, Edgar Degas completed a painting that mimicked the dazzling style of Rembrandt, a fifteenth century artist and the last of the Great Masters. Critics believe that this was as similar as possible to Rembrandt’s original style. Although some of the techniques used by Degas are reminiscent of the twentieth century master Pablo Picasso, Picasso has himself confessed that he was influenced by the tradition of the Great Masters. The considerations given best serve as part of an argument that

A critics may be surprised to recognize a similarity in painting techniques between those of the Great Masters and those of Picasso, essentially a modernist.
B Pablos Picasso had attempted to reproduce Rembrandt paintings himself.
C the training of artists in the twenty first century is based on principles that do not differ radically from those that underlay the training of artists in the fifteenth-century.
D modern critics are not necessarily incorrect in their views about Degas work.
E Degas may have been trained to model his work on those of Picasso and Rembrandt.

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Imo D

Premise 1 : Edgar mimicked the painting style of a fifteenth century artist and the last of the Great Masters.
Premise 2 : Critics believe that the style used by Edgar is similar to Rembrandt’s original style.
Premise 3 :Some techniques used by Edgar are influenced by those of Pablos Picasso .

Conclusion : Picasso was influenced by the tradition of the Great Masters.

Well in this kind of question i would go for the least strong statement which can be proved or inferred from the argument .
A No information is given in the argument regarding the surprise of the critics so it is safe to drop this choice .

B Well he may or may not have we do not know for sure .

C This may be true or it may not be true but .If it is true then also we are not sure that techniques were the same or did they use their own principles .Its one thing to have training and another thing to practice it .

D is correct .I would elaborate more on this as we can infer this statement form the argument "Critics believe that this was as similar as possible to Rembrandt’s original style"
Moreover it can be easily defended.

E This is out of scope .
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Re: In 2001, Edgar Degas completed a painting that mimicked the dazzling [#permalink]
Flow of argument
Degas painting style -->great master style
Degas has reminiscent of Pablo style
Pablo influenced by great master style

Let's go down to choices

A- critics will not be surprised as they already knew that Pablo has some element of great master style. So OUT

B-too strong we cannot say this.not talked about in argument

C-we cannot generalize anything about training of artists as it is never mentioned in argument

D- we will keep it and it joins the reasoning that Pablo has some similarities with great master style

E-again cannot conclude this.out of scope

D is best choice

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