GRE Text Completion Question 398
To critics (i)_____to the style of fifteenth-century narrative paintings by Italian artists from Tuscany, the Venetian examples of narrative paintings with religious subjects that Patricia Fortini Brown analyzes in a recent book will come as a great surprise. While the Tuscan paintings present large-scale figures, clear narratives, and (ii)_____settings, the Venetians filled their pictures with (iii)_____and elaborate building, in addition to a wealth of carefully observed anecdotal detail often irrelevant to the paintings' principal subjects—the religious stories they narrate.
|A accustomed||D embellished||G dozens of small figures|
|B critical||E simple||H scattered vivid figures|
|C tailored||F elegant||I elegant|
Correct Answer: AEG