The painting know as red star at night depicts a red star shining prominently over a farmhouse on a hill. The painting

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The painting know as red star at night depicts a red star shining prominently over a farmhouse on a hill. The painting has long been believed to be work of the 19th century french artist jean paul lapierre, because the red paint used for the star matches the paint lapierre used to highlight important elements in several of his other works. This belief must be incorrect, because lapierre painted from direct observations of his subject and the stars and constellations depicted in the painting were not visible ion france during lapierre's lifeitme.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument against the long-held belief about the painting's origin except


A) Many artists of the 19th century used each others' work as subjects painting the same sense but incorporating their own stylistic elements.

B) Lapierre often travelled widely to meet artists in other countries and learn form their methods and exp.

C) the red paint used in Red Star at night was available only in france during the 19th century.

D) lapierre's support for radical political movements led the french govt. to exile him in north Africa for the last four years of his life

E) in some of his paintings, lapierre added imaginary elements to the otherwise accurate representaitons of his subjects.


OA C

Source: Princeton Review