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Though considered aesthetically primitive at the time, Henri

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Though considered aesthetically primitive at the time, Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post-Impressionism for his dream-like canvases painted like he was naive.

(A) Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post- Impressionism for his dream-like canvases painted like he was naive.
(B) Henri Rousseau’s canvases, painted in a naive, dream-like style, later established the artist as an icon of Post-Impressionism.
(C) Henri Rousseau painted canvases in a naive, dream-like style that has become an icon of Post-Impressionism.
(D) Henri Rousseau’s canvases were painted in a naive, dream- like style that was later iconic of Post-Impressionism.
(E) the canvases of Henri Rousseau are icons of Post- Impressionism due to being painted in a naive, dream-like style.

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Though considered aesthetically primitive at the time, Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post-Impressionism for his dream-like canvases painted like he was naive.

Let us first understand the meaning of the sentence.
- Something is considered aesthetically primitive at the time.
- Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post-Impressionism because he painted his dream like canvas, like a naive.

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A• Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post- Impressionism for his dream-like canvases painted like he was naive.
Meaning wise option implies that HR has become iconic for this dream-like canvas, such meaning is wrong.
Further, "like he was naive" like never follows a clause.

B• Henri Rousseau’s canvases, painted in a naive, dream-like style, later established the artist as an icon of Post-Impressionism.
Canvases can be considered aesthetically primitive this portion goes fine with non underlined part, and these canvases established HR as iconic figure.
This option is parallel in meaning with original choice.

C• Henri Rousseau painted canvases in a naive, dream-like style that has become an icon of Post-Impressionism.
Meaning error. Here option says style has become an icon of Post-Impressionism rather HR has become icon as per original meaning.

D• Henri Rousseau’s canvases were painted in a naive, dream- like style that was later iconic of Post-Impressionism.
Same meaning error as explained in above choice. further , "style that was later iconic of Post-Impressionism" sounds awkward not a valid construction.

E• the canvases of Henri Rousseau are icons of Post- Impressionism due to being painted in a naive, dream-like style.
Again meaning error canvases are icons rather than HR is. Due to is wrong because is required. Evil "being" is present.
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17 Mar 2014, 05:12
B and D are the contenders.....

D looses out with " that construction not clear....

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Good question ... Can you tell the source ?
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12 May 2016, 10:57
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Good question ... Can you tell the source ?

If I am not wrong its from the MGMAT Question Bank
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27 Jul 2017, 05:59
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Though considered aesthetically primitive at the time, Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post-Impressionism for his dream-like canvases painted like he was naive.

(A) Henri Rousseau has become an iconic figure of Post- Impressionism for his dream-like canvases painted like he was naive.
(B) Henri Rousseau’s canvases, painted in a naive, dream-like style, later established the artist as an icon of Post-Impressionism.
(C) Henri Rousseau painted canvases in a naive, dream-like style that has become an icon of Post-Impressionism.
(D) Henri Rousseau’s canvases were painted in a naive, dream- like style that was later iconic of Post-Impressionism.
(E) the canvases of Henri Rousseau are icons of Post- Impressionism due to being painted in a naive, dream-like style.

it is not the artist that was considered aesthetically primitive - therefore, A and C are out.
B looks good, as it conveys the intended meaning - it is the artist who became an icon of post-impressionism, not his canvases. Because of this same reason, D and E are out.

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05 Apr 2019, 23:10
OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

The original sentence begins with a modifier ("though considered aesthetically primitive at the time") that logically addresses Rousseau's art. But the grammatical subject of the modifier is Rousseau himself. This is incorrect. Moreover, the use of "like" in the phrase "painted like he was naive" is incorrect. "Like" is not synonymous with "as if". For example, "She dances like she's never heard music before" is incorrect, but "She dances as if she's never heard music before" is correct.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) CORRECT. Henri Rousseau's canvasses are correctly placed as the subject of the opening modifier. Additionally, "naive" functions as an adjective describing "style" thereby replacing the incorrect phrase "like he were naive."
(C) This choice incorrectly places Henri Rousseau (instead of his paintings) as the subject of the opening modifier "though considered aesthetically primitive . . ." Additionally, the phrase "style that has become an icon of Post-Impressionism" is incorrect. Rousseau, not his style, later became an icon.
(D) The phrase "style that was later iconic of Post- Impressionism" is both awkward ("iconic of") and incorrect. Rousseau, not his style, later became an icon.
(E) The subject "the canvases of Henri Rousseau are icons of Post-Impressionism" is incorrect. Rousseau, not his style, later became an icon. Moreover, this choice incorrectly uses "due to" where "because of" would be needed. Due to" functions as an adjectival phrase and is used to modify a noun (e.g., His failure was due to his laziness.). "Because of" functions as an adverbial phrase and is used to modify a verb or verb phrase (e.g., He failed because of his laziness.).
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