The author's statement that Impressionist paintings "were inventions in which style to some degree disrupted descript...

Julie on September 4 at 10:21PM

Answer Explanation

Hi LSAT Max, I was wondering if someone could explain this one for me. Is D correct because there were two levels to the "subject" and one couldn't be emphasized without the expense of the other? Thanks!

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Irina on September 5 at 06:13PM

@Julie,

That's correct. The author argues that any depictions of reality in impressionist paintings was largely transformed by style, hence impressionist were rather "poor illustrators of their social milieu." This phrase further emphasizes this point demonstrating that an exclusive emphasis on the subject matter fails to put the paintings in a proper context.