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# QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti

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QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  22 Sep 2016, 01:31
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X-ray examination of a recently discovered painting—judged by some authorities to be a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh—revealed an underimage of a woman’s face. Either van Gogh or another painter covered the first painting with the portrait now seen on the surface of the canvas. Because the face of the woman in the underimage also appears on canvases van Gogh is known to have painted, the surface painting must be an authentic self-portrait by van Gogh.

The conclusion is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?

A) If a canvas already bears a painted image produced by an artist, a second artist who uses the canvas to produce a new painting tends to be influenced by the style of the first artist.
B) Many painted canvases that can be reliably attributed to van Gogh contain underimages of subjects that appear on at least one other canvas that van Gogh is known to have painted.
C) Any painted canvas incorrectly attributed to van Gogh would not contain an underimage of a subject that appears in authentic paintings by that artist.
D) A painted canvas cannot be reliably attributed to an artist unless the authenticity of any underimage that painting might contain can be reliably attributed to the artist.
E) A painted canvas cannot be reliably attributed to a particular artist unless a reliable x-ray examination of the painting is performed

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Re: QOTD # 10X-ray examination of a recently discovered painting [#permalink]  22 Sep 2016, 01:32
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Explanation

The passage’s argument makes a case for the painting’s being an authentic van Gogh self-portrait; it cites as evidence the fact that the canvas’s painted-over image is that of a woman who appears in other van Gogh paintings. This argument assumes that another artist would not have painted over the original image of the woman, so the correct answer is Choice C. Since the argument does not depend upon the painting’s stylistic elements or upon the commonalities between this and other van Gogh paintings, Choices A and B are incorrect. Choices D and E establish criteria for attribution beyond the passage’s argument, so they are incorrect as well.
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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  03 Mar 2018, 02:23
i got this right..but i took 3:30 min is it OK ?
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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  03 Mar 2018, 03:51
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Too much.

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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  13 May 2018, 19:40
Why not option B ?
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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  15 May 2018, 15:41
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Because we care about of the authenticity to find our assumption. B talks about the appearance in his paintings.

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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  01 Jul 2018, 00:38
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Yiddo_Bhushan wrote:
Why not option B ?

option (B) is a close call : It states many, not all paintings -> what if one one painting has been found without the under-image; this may invalidate the option.
so (B) is not correct.
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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  05 Jul 2019, 20:19
Please explain why not D?
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Re: QOTD # 10 X-ray examination of a recently discovered painti [#permalink]  08 Jul 2019, 15:49
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D) A painted canvas cannot be reliably attributed to an artist unless the authenticity of any underimage that painting might contain can be reliably attributed to the artist.

The assumption is that even though another type of painting which is not made by Van Gogh would NOT contain an underlying image

D instead talks about any generally painted canvas which authenticity can not be attributed to another artist.

All that means: out of scope. We care about Van Gogh and the underlined image in his works.

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