- Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Answer choice (D) is actually a better description of the main idea of paragraph 3. The referenced lines support the sentence the immediately follows them: "Their paintings in effect have two levels of "subject": what is represented and how it is represented, and no art historian can afford to emphasize one at the expense of the other." This is essentially the argument that answer choice (D) is referring to, that "an exclusive emphasis on the Impressionists' subject matter is mistaken." According to the author, the fact that the Impressionists' style disrupts description means that historians cannot place emphasis on just style or subject matter, but instead must consider both together.
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