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# Though formerly considered ill-formed and primitive, Henri

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Though formerly considered ill-formed and primitive, 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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15 Mar 2007, 08:45
If I was taking a test, I would go with C. This is a tough one though...
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15 Mar 2007, 08:54
I will go with D

a and c are wrong bcause formely henri rousseau's paintings are considered ill formed and primitive and not henri.

e has due to being in it... so eliminate it.

btw B and D, B sounds as the paintings of henri has estabilished henri, while the sentence started with the discussion about painting... so eliminate B

choose D

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15 Mar 2007, 17:30
Though formerly considered ill-formed and primitive, 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.-- HR can not be considered ill-formed and primitive

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..-- HR can not be considered ill-formed and primitive

d)Henri Rousseau's canvases were painted in a naive, dream-like style that was later iconic of Post-Impressionism.--Changes meaning

e)the canvases of Henri Rousseau are icons of Post-Impressionism due to being painted in a naive, dream-like style..--Changes meaning
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23 Mar 2007, 01:05
OA is B
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23 Mar 2007, 22:35
I chose B because this is the only choice which is clear. All other choices distort meaning as pointed out by Wudy.
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24 Mar 2007, 18:34
Though formerly considered ill-formed and primitive, 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.

I would go with A as there is nothng wrong with the sentence and moreover other options change the meaning.
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24 Mar 2007, 19:27
B it is.

Is Wudy an English teacher?

Good explanation.
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25 Mar 2007, 20:49
kumarajeet06 wrote:
I would go with A as there is nothng wrong with the sentence and moreover other options change the meaning.

The subject should be about Henri Rousseau's canvases, noy Henri himself.
The words "ill-formed and primitive" are descriptions of paintings, not Henri's personalities.
So A is wrong. OA is B.
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23 Feb 2010, 05:57
In B -

Henri Rousseau's canvases, painted in a naive, dream-like style, later established the artist as an icon of Post-Impressionism.

can some one please explain the relavence/use of the highlighted words(above) ? i did not understand.

Re: SC-Henri Rousseau   [#permalink] 23 Feb 2010, 05:57
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