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# The impressionist painters expressly disavowed any interest

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27 Jun 2018, 20:41
Tough passage.Easy to understand but the questions are good ones.Looking for the OE soon.
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27 Jun 2018, 21:39
Hi abhimahna

Could you please explain the answer to the question#7.I am not able to get it.
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28 Jun 2018, 06:49
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Took 12 mins, including 3 mins 30 seconds to read and got the 5th question incorrect

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Could you please explain Q no 6. I am not able to understand the OA
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30 Jun 2018, 09:14
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4. According to the passage, the Impressionists believed that the atmosphere
(A) reflects light with varying intensity
(B) creates the illusion of color in colorless surfaces
(C) modifies the shapes of objects
(D) is the result of vibrations of light
(E) affects the way we perceived color

oA is E but i strongly feel that the ans is C) can someone please give an explanation of E) ?

5. The author’s use of the term “mosaic of colors” (line 32) suggests that Impressionist paintings were characterized by
(A) discontinuous dabs of unmixed pigment
(C) clearly defined forms and objects
(D) subjects devoid of emotive or literary qualities
(E) the glowing reds, greens, and midnight blues of stained glass

oa is A but once again i feel that C) is the correct ans? Can someone please explain A) ?

For 4th question, C cannot be the answer. It is not the Objects's shape which is getting modified by the atmosphere but the 'light' is modified. If you go to the second paragraph, it is mentioned that
"......atmosphere, which modifies it". Here 'it' cannot refer to Objects, coz it is in plural form. SO 'it' refers to light.
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30 Jun 2018, 13:27
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The answer to #6 was misrecorded. It is actually E. II is answered in p1 and III is answered in p2. I is answered throughout the first two paragraphs!
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30 Jun 2018, 13:33
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As for #7, what we know about Impressionists is that they were preoccupied with light, not with the actual objects in the picture. Paragraph 4 even tells us that they didn't care about the underlying meaning or significance of the painting. For those reasons, we can eliminate A, B, and D, which all have to do with meaning and ideas, rather than the visual nature of the picture.

That leaves us with C and E. E goes against the idea of the passage, which is that Impressionism was "a purely optic art" (p3). It's certainly possible that they knew they couldn't fully recreate what the world looked like, but there's no indication that they thought it was futile to try. C, on the other hand, says that the objects are not the point of the painting. This is emphasized heavily in p2.
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08 Jul 2018, 05:28
4. According to the passage, the Impressionists believed that the atmosphere
(A) reflects light with varying intensity
(B) creates the illusion of color in colorless surfaces
(C) modifies the shapes of objects
(D) is the result of vibrations of light
(E) affects the way we perceived color

The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere, which modified it

I marked answer to this as A. Can someone explain this question ???
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12 Jul 2018, 03:33
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3 wrong....4, 5, 6

can someone pls explain me these 3?
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12 Jul 2018, 09:50
In Q6, how come the answer is not D ?
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09 Aug 2018, 12:27
Sorry but I disagree how statement 1 can be answered in Q6. I think OA being B is wrong. Should be D, not even E as stated above.

workout Please bump this for expert review. Too many doubts here and not a single confident answer.

GMATNinja KarishmaB - any insights please ?
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09 Aug 2018, 21:09
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Sorry but I disagree how statement 1 can be answered in Q6. I think OA being B is wrong. Should be D, not even E as stated above.

workout Please bump this for expert review. Too many doubts here and not a single confident answer.

GMATNinja KarishmaB - any insights please ?

For question 6, answer (E) is correct.

I. How did the Impressionists perceive matter?

"The ancient Greeks had conceived of the world in concrete terms, even endowing abstract qualities with bodies. This Greek view of matter persisted, so far as painting was concerned, into the nineteenth century. The Impressionists, on the other hand, viewed light, not matter, as the ultimate visual reality."

Gives the Greek view of matter (bodies/objects). Impressionists' viewed matter as "not the ultimate visual reality".

"In Impressionist painting, solid bodies became mere reflectors of light, and distinctions between one object and another became arbitrary conventions"

Gives how Impressionists viewed matter.

"The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck..."

Again, gives how Impressionists viewed matter.

II. What is the unifying element in a typical Impressionist painting?

"...for by light all things were welded together"

II. How did the Impressionists’ view of color differ from that of eighteenth-century artists?

"...Color, formerly considered a property inherent in an object, was seen to be merely the result of vibrations of light on the object’s colorless surface."

Again, no doubt.
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10 Aug 2018, 00:05
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visheshsahni wrote:
Sorry but I disagree how statement 1 can be answered in Q6. I think OA being B is wrong. Should be D, not even E as stated above.

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GMATNinja KarishmaB - any insights please ?

For question 6, answer (E) is correct.

I. How did the Impressionists perceive matter?

"The ancient Greeks had conceived of the world in concrete terms, even endowing abstract qualities with bodies. This Greek view of matter persisted, so far as painting was concerned, into the nineteenth century. The Impressionists, on the other hand, viewed light, not matter, as the ultimate visual reality."

Gives the Greek view of matter (bodies/objects). Impressionists' viewed matter as "not the ultimate visual reality".

"In Impressionist painting, solid bodies became mere reflectors of light, and distinctions between one object and another became arbitrary conventions"

Gives how Impressionists viewed matter.

"The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck..."

Again, gives how Impressionists viewed matter.

II. What is the unifying element in a typical Impressionist painting?

"...for by light all things were welded together"

II. How did the Impressionists’ view of color differ from that of eighteenth-century artists?

"...Color, formerly considered a property inherent in an object, was seen to be merely the result of vibrations of light on the object’s colorless surface."

Again, no doubt.

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24 Aug 2018, 14:20
visheshsahni wrote:
Sorry but I disagree how statement 1 can be answered in Q6. I think OA being B is wrong. Should be D, not even E as stated above.

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GMATNinja KarishmaB - any insights please ?

For question 6, answer (E) is correct.

I. How did the Impressionists perceive matter?

"The ancient Greeks had conceived of the world in concrete terms, even endowing abstract qualities with bodies. This Greek view of matter persisted, so far as painting was concerned, into the nineteenth century. The Impressionists, on the other hand, viewed light, not matter, as the ultimate visual reality."

Gives the Greek view of matter (bodies/objects). Impressionists' viewed matter as "not the ultimate visual reality".

"In Impressionist painting, solid bodies became mere reflectors of light, and distinctions between one object and another became arbitrary conventions"

Gives how Impressionists viewed matter.

"The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck..."

Again, gives how Impressionists viewed matter.

II. What is the unifying element in a typical Impressionist painting?

"...for by light all things were welded together"

II. How did the Impressionists’ view of color differ from that of eighteenth-century artists?

"...Color, formerly considered a property inherent in an object, was seen to be merely the result of vibrations of light on the object’s colorless surface."

Again, no doubt.

Thanks VeritasKarishma, could you please confirm if this is the OA indeed as in the OA posted by the OP, the answer is marked as B. I too chose E as the answer and am not sure if this is indeed the OA.
Could you please also provide explanation for question 5 as well, I chose E and it is wrong per the OA posted here.
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Thanks VeritasKarishma, could you please confirm if this is the OA indeed as in the OA posted by the OP, the answer is marked as B. I too chose E as the answer and am not sure if this is indeed the OA.
Could you please also provide explanation for question 5 as well, I chose E and it is wrong per the OA posted here.

This is what a mosaic is:
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The author uses the word mosaic to impress upon us the many small surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity (hence producing different colours).
The author further emphasises that the object is secondary (implying that it's not a continuous flow of colour to show an object)

5. The author’s use of the term “mosaic of colors” (line 32) suggests that Impressionist paintings were characterized by
(A) discontinuous dabs of unmixed pigment
This is what mosaic represents. Correct

Not true. Light reflecting off many surfaces with varying intensity does not imply broad brush strokes.

(C) clearly defined forms and objects
No. It is not about the objects. It is about light only.

(D) subjects devoid of emotive or literary qualities
Though the author seems to be implying that impressionist paintings did not focus on the emotions of the subjects, mosaic of colours does not indicate that. A mosaic is made with discontinuous dabs of paint and the author is trying to bring that out here. He is trying to tell us that the painting is all about light reflected on many surfaces creating a mosaic of colours.

(E) the glowing reds, greens, and midnight blues of stained glass
Though mosaics are made on glass too (along with other surfaces), there is nothing that leads us to believe in the specifics given in this option. Many surfaces would produce many colours and stained glass is too specific to be implied by the term "mosaic".

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26 Aug 2018, 13:04
ravikumarmishra wrote:
Thanks VeritasKarishma, could you please confirm if this is the OA indeed as in the OA posted by the OP, the answer is marked as B. I too chose E as the answer and am not sure if this is indeed the OA.
Could you please also provide explanation for question 5 as well, I chose E and it is wrong per the OA posted here.

This is what a mosaic is:
Attachment:
images-27.jpeg

The author uses the word mosaic to impress upon us the many small surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity (hence producing different colours).
The author further emphasises that the object is secondary (implying that it's not a continuous flow of colour to show an object)

5. The author’s use of the term “mosaic of colors” (line 32) suggests that Impressionist paintings were characterized by
(A) discontinuous dabs of unmixed pigment
This is what mosaic represents. Correct

Not true. Light reflecting off many surfaces with varying intensity does not imply broad brush strokes.

(C) clearly defined forms and objects
No. It is not about the objects. It is about light only.

(D) subjects devoid of emotive or literary qualities
Though the author seems to be implying that impressionist paintings did not focus on the emotions of the subjects, mosaic of colours does not indicate that. A mosaic is made with discontinuous dabs of paint and the author is trying to bring that out here. He is trying to tell us that the painting is all about light reflected on many surfaces creating a mosaic of colours.

(E) the glowing reds, greens, and midnight blues of stained glass
Though mosaics are made on glass too (along with other surfaces), there is nothing that leads us to believe in the specifics given in this option. Many surfaces would produce many colours and stained glass is too specific to be implied by the term "mosaic".

Thanks a lot VeritasKarishma for providing the picture of mosaic, which actually helps to see why is A the answer. Looks like if someone is not familiar with the term mosaic, he indeed will miss this question as I did.
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26 Sep 2018, 05:30
workout, as per Karishma and Dmitry Farber, Answer to question 6 is E. Could you verify OA and correct it.
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13 Oct 2018, 20:42
broall GMATNinja Bunuel please correct the OA.
It is E
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13 Dec 2018, 01:11
Such a beautiful piece of writing! 7/7 in 13.58
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13 Dec 2018, 08:50
hi

Please explain why ans to Q4 isn't c and Q5 isn't d
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31 Dec 2018, 15:07
9:00 min on the first four questions 4/4. Another 4 min on the last 3, #'s 5 and 6 which I got wrong. #5 was a hard inference and on the actual exam, I would pick an answer and move on. Same with #6. Too time consuming and I was quite unsure of my answer. Good passage, some questions that are quite tough.
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