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# There is no mystery as to why figurative painting revived in

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11 Apr 2005, 19:14
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18.There is no mystery as to why figurative painting revived in the fate 1970s.People want to look at recognizable images. Sorting out art theories reflected in abstract paintings is no substitute for the sense of empathy that comes form looking at a realistic painting of a figure in a landscape. Perhaps. members of the art because they felt that its lack of realistic subject matter was a rejection of the viewers and their world.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?
(A) Abstract paintings often include or forms that are suggestive of real objects or emotions.
(B) The art-viewing public wished to see traditional subjects treated in a nontraditional manner.
(C) Paintings that depict a recognizable physical world rather than the emotional world of the artist's life require more artistic talent to create. (D) The general public is unable to understand the theories on which abstract painting is based.
(E) The artistic preferences of the art-viewing public stimulated the revival.
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11 Apr 2005, 19:51
what is this sentence suppose to mean ?? Is it incomplete ??

"Perhaps. members of the art because they felt that its lack of realistic subject matter was a rejection of the viewers and their world. "
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12 Apr 2005, 13:18
ywilfred wrote:
what is this sentence suppose to mean ?? Is it incomplete ??

"Perhaps. members of the art because they felt that its lack of realistic subject matter was a rejection of the viewers and their world. "

Sorry. this what is given in the material.
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12 Apr 2005, 14:11
I would go with 'E'

I think this is the conclusion - There is no mystery as to why figurative painting revived in the late 1970s
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12 Apr 2005, 14:59
Go with E.
The D implies that the general public doesn't understand abstract. Actually, they do, but they prefer not to sort the abstract theories as per the stimulus.
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12 Apr 2005, 16:17
I will pick E because the passage says there is no mystery as to the revival of figureative paintings and only E states the main point of the passage
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12 Apr 2005, 19:31
(A) Abstract paintings often include or forms that are suggestive of real objects or emotions.
- Not the main point of the argument. It's merely restating a premise in (A).

(B) The art-viewing public wished to see traditional subjects treated in a nontraditional manner.
- No.

(C) Paintings that depict a recognizable physical world rather than the emotional world of the artist's life require more artistic talent to create.
- Can't tell

(D) The general public is unable to understand the theories on which abstract painting is based.
- No.

(E) The artistic preferences of the art-viewing public stimulated the revival.

E by POE
12 Apr 2005, 19:31
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