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Surrealist: Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken

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Surrealist: Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche. Although human sensibility can confer beauty upon even the most vulgar external objects, using the power of artistic representation solely to preserve and reinforce objects that would exist even without artists is an ironic waste.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the surrealist’s argument?

A- An artist’s work should not merely represent objects from outside the psyche.
B- Artistic representation is used solely to preserve and reinforce objects.
C- Artists should not base all their work on mere representation.
D- Great art can confer beauty even upon very vulgar external objects.
E- True works of art rarely represent objects from outside the psyche.

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13 Apr 2017, 19:23
Why option D is wrong ?
Is it out of Scope because "great art " is not mentioned the passage?
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14 Apr 2017, 06:38
IMO A
Very confusing question.
Line one of the argument clearly tells us what the argument is about.
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14 Apr 2017, 23:29
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CHOICE A )
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An artist work should not merely represents objects from outside the psyche

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Why option D is wrong ?
Is it out of Scope because "great art " is not mentioned the passage?

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D- Great art can confer beauty even upon very vulgar external objects.

The surrealist states that, "human sensibility can confer beauty upon even the most vulgar external objects"; furthermore, according to the surrealist, the power of artistic representation can be used to "preserve and reinforce" objects, which implies that art could be used to capture the beauty of a very vulgar external object. Choice D certainly seems consistent with the surrealist's argument and point of view; however, it does not, as stated in the question stem, accurately express the conclusion of the surrealist’s argument. According to the surrealist, "using the power of artistic representation solely to preserve and reinforce objects that would exist even without artists" (ie external objects) is an ironic waste, and artists are mistaken if they think "models need be taken only from outside the psyche". Thus, the surrealist's conclusion is that "an artist’s work should not merely represent objects from outside the psyche" (choice A). In summary, just because choice D is an opinion most likely shared by the surrealist does not mean that it represents the conclusion of the surrealist's argument.
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06 Aug 2017, 04:51
I am confused between choice A and E; can anyone explain why choice E is wrong?
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Surrealist: Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche . Although human sensibility can confer beauty upon even the most vulgar external objects, using the power of artistic representation solely to preserve and reinforce objects that would exist even without artists is an ironic waste.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the surrealist’s argument?

A- An artist’s work should not merely represent objects from outside the psyche.
B- Artistic representation is used solely to preserve and reinforce objects. Already mentioned in premise. Cannot again appear as conclusion
C- Artists should not base all their work on mere representation. Author is not questioning the art of representation but how it is used.
D- Great art can confer beauty even upon very vulgar external objects. We don't know what great art means. All we know is that human sensibility can confer beauty.
E- True works of art rarely represent objects from outside the psyche.
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Surrealist: Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche . Although human sensibility can confer beauty upon even the most vulgar external objects, using the power of artistic representation solely to preserve and reinforce objects that would exist even without artists is an ironic waste.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the surrealist’s argument?

A- An artist’s work should not merely represent objects from outside the psyche.
B- Artistic representation is used solely to preserve and reinforce objects. Already mentioned in premise. Cannot again appear as conclusion
C- Artists should not base all their work on mere representation. Author is not questioning the art of representation but how it is used.
D- Great art can confer beauty even upon very vulgar external objects. We don't know what great art means. All we know is that human sensibility can confer beauty.
E- True works of art rarely represent objects from outside the psyche.

In the argument it is mentioned that "Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche".
The same is reflected in option E; so why is it incorrect.
Kindly explain.
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Surrealist: Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche . Although human sensibility can confer beauty upon even the most vulgar external objects, using the power of artistic representation solely to preserve and reinforce objects that would exist even without artists is an ironic waste.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the surrealist’s argument?

A- An artist’s work should not merely represent objects from outside the psyche.
B- Artistic representation is used solely to preserve and reinforce objects. Already mentioned in premise. Cannot again appear as conclusion
C- Artists should not base all their work on mere representation. Author is not questioning the art of representation but how it is used.
D- Great art can confer beauty even upon very vulgar external objects. We don't know what great art means. All we know is that human sensibility can confer beauty.
E- True works of art rarely represent objects from outside the psyche.

In the argument it is mentioned that "Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche".
The same is reflected in option E; so why is it incorrect.
Kindly explain.

You cannot deduce that "Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche" implies true work of art. Author hasn't told you what does he consider as true work of art.
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In the argument it is mentioned that "Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche".
The same is reflected in option E; so why is it incorrect.
Kindly explain.

First of all, choice (E) does not say quite the same thing as the first sentence of the passage. The first sentence says that "Many artists mistakenly think that models need be taken only from outside the psyche". This does not necessarily imply that most artists think that way or that most works of art reflect that way of thinking. The statement in choice (E) might be true based on the information in the passage, but it is not strongly supported.

Even if choice (E) were true, it would not express the conclusion of the argument. Is the surrealist's main goal to tell us that "true works of art rarely represent objects from outside the psyche."? No... that would simply describe what the artists are currently doing. The surrealist's main goal is to argue that the artists should not be doing what is described in choice (E).

Choice (A) accurately expresses this conclusion.

I hope that helps!
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