Which one of the following titles most accurately captures the main point of the passage?

Avi on June 30 at 04:45PM

Why E?

I picked A on this one. Is A wrong because the time discussed, is too old to be considered contemporary? Also I eliminated E because it seemed too much to pin the legacy of art to the cultural revolution not as a backlash against it. Please explain.

2 Replies

Victoria on July 10 at 01:59PM

Hi @avif,

Happy to help!

Answer choice (A) is incorrect for two reasons. First, you are right! The 1980s is too long ago to be considered "contemporary," especially since we have no way of dating when this article was released. Second, the passage is not surveying political influences on Chinese art; rather, it is solely focused on the impacts of the Cultural Revolution.

Answer choice (E) is correct because a legacy does not have to be positive. The Scar Art movement was inherently connected to the Cultural Revolution because the artists were trained in Maoist art schools and then exiled to rural areas during the Cultural Revolution. It was this exile that led them to co-opt the supposed realism underlying the Cultural Revolution to create art which depicted the day-to-day realities of rural life.

In this way, the Cultural Revolution facilitated the development of the Scar Art movement, an unforeseen artistic legacy of the broader revolution.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Avi on July 10 at 07:06PM

It does. Thamks!