Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

Rachel on July 13, 2022

What exactly is missing from B?

Can someone explain why B isn't the best answer here? Is it because it just the restating of Lessing's opinion and not the opinion/main point of the whole passage?

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Emil on July 16, 2022

Hi rswafra,

I think your reasoning is good, although I would add one point. I think the idea that artistic value is not dependent only on visible characteristics is well supported, but the idea that aesthetic value is not dependent only on visual characteristics is not. The aesthetics only refers to the look and feel of a work, which is all based on the visible characteristics of a painting.