People may praise the talent of a painter capable of realistically portraying a scene and dismiss as artistically wor...

Kath on November 17 at 06:49PM

Answer E

I have some questions. Why the E is incorrect? What the “artistically preference” refers to? Does it refer to the “realism other than abstract Impressionism” or “realism is not the only thing people like”?

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Ben on November 17 at 08:44PM

Hi Kath, thanks for the question.

I believe that the issue with answer choice E is that it says: "...to defend the artistic preferences of people". This would be incorrect because the author is not defending anybody's artistic preferences, simply stating that they are a certain way.

"Artistic preferences" would refer to anything to people look for in art. In this case, the things that people look for in art are realism, however, realism is not the only feature that they like. It is not necessary that artistic preferences mean only realism, or the fact that something other than realism is appreciated. Anything that people enjoy in art is an artistic preference.

Hope this helped. Please let me know if you have any other questions!