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PrepTest 78, Passage 2, Question 10

The passage delves into the complexities of interpreting art through a social historical lens, highlighting specific factors that challenge this approach except for one.
  • The correct answer, D, identifies patrons buying artwork for resale as a complication not discussed in the passage.
  • Artists subverting patron ideas, eccentric patron tastes, and art enduring despite not aligning with elite values are cited as complications in social historical interpretation.
  • The passage uses specific examples to illustrate how certain assumptions about art and patronage can mislead or oversimplify historical interpretations.
  • The analysis emphasizes the importance of considering various factors that influence art's creation and reception beyond simple economic or class-based motivations.
Identifying the Exception
Complications in Social Historical Interpretation
Critical Analysis of Art Patronage