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# We commonly speak of aesthetic judgments as subjective, and

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We commonly speak of aesthetic judgments as subjective, and in the short term they are, since critics often disagree about the value of a particular contemporary work of art. But over time, the subjective element disappears. When works of art have continued to delight audiences for centuries, as have the paintings of Michelangelo, the music of Bach, and the plays of Shakespeare, we can objectively call them great.

The statements above best support which of the following conclusions?
(A) When Michelangelo, Bach, and Shakespeare were alive, critics disagreed about the value of their work.
(B) The value of a contemporary work of art cannot be objectively measured.
(C) The reputation of a work of art often fluctuates greatly from one generation to the next.
(D) The mere fact that a work of art has endured for centuries does not establish its greatness.
(E) If critics agree about the value of a particular cotemporary work of art, then the work can objectively be called great.

Please give reasons for ur choices...
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10 Nov 2006, 19:53
vineetgupta wrote:
We commonly speak of aesthetic judgments as subjective, and in the short term they are, since critics often disagree about the value of a particular contemporary work of art. But over time, the subjective element disappears. When works of art have continued to delight audiences for centuries, as have the paintings of Michelangelo, the music of Bach, and the plays of Shakespeare, we can objectively call them great.

The statements above best support which of the following conclusions?
(A) When Michelangelo, Bach, and Shakespeare were alive, critics disagreed about the value of their work.
(B) The value of a contemporary work of art cannot be objectively measured.
(C) The reputation of a work of art often fluctuates greatly from one generation to the next.
(D) The mere fact that a work of art has endured for centuries does not establish its greatness.
(E) If critics agree about the value of a particular cotemporary work of art, then the work can objectively be called great.

Please give reasons for ur choices...

The highlighted text made me to go for B. "short term" and "contemporary" almost mean the same.
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11 Nov 2006, 13:30
vineetgupta wrote:
We commonly speak of aesthetic judgments as subjective, and in the short term they are, since critics often disagree about the value of a particular contemporary work of art. But over time, the subjective element disappears. When works of art have continued to delight audiences for centuries, as have the paintings of Michelangelo, the music of Bach, and the plays of Shakespeare, we can objectively call them great.

The statements above best support which of the following conclusions?
(A) When Michelangelo, Bach, and Shakespeare were alive, critics disagreed about the value of their work.
(B) The value of a contemporary work of art cannot be objectively measured.
(C) The reputation of a work of art often fluctuates greatly from one generation to the next.
(D) The mere fact that a work of art has endured for centuries does not establish its greatness.
(E) If critics agree about the value of a particular cotemporary work of art, then the work can objectively be called great.

Please give reasons for ur choices...

I want to say E. B captures the intent of only one part of the statement.
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11 Nov 2006, 17:49
The passage clearly suggests that a work of art can only be objectively great if it delights audiences for a long period of time. So the long time appeal determines the greatness not the short time subjective evaluation.
So the true merit of a work of art should be time tested and can't be objectively determined just after its release.

B is correct.

Example:
Dan brown's "Da Vinchi Code" is a very popular book but should we call it a classic ? Not yet. If it is still popular after 100 years, probably then we can.

"The Adventures of Hackleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is a classic because it is a time tested material.
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12 Nov 2006, 13:30
Yep B it is.
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13 Nov 2006, 14:11
I see why B can be conclusion. However, if the question had been, 'Which one of the following best summarizes the idea of the passage' does anyone think E is appropriate. Perhaps this is why I get Conclusion questions wrong. I keep mixing it with Summary questions
13 Nov 2006, 14:11
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