The passage provides the strongest support for inferring that Lessing holds which one of the following views?

Sydney on August 25 at 08:09PM

Correct answer

I understand why B is a correct answer, but can you please explain why E is incorrect. Thanks!

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Hannah on September 19 at 01:45PM

Same. Could someone please explain E?

Irina on September 19 at 05:04PM

@sydneycrudo123 and @Hannah-Anderson,

The issue with (E) is that it is too strong of a statement. Lessing argues that all art involves technique, but not all art involves origination of a new vision, but (E) requires us to conclude that any artist that makes use of techniques developed by others necessarily precludes any new vision or innovation. Surely, all the artists use some of the established painting techniques but then the ones who add their own creative vision would arguably be considered innovative by Lessing. Since (E) fails to consider this possibility, we cannot properly infer it from the discussion of Lessing's views.

Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any further questions.