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Michelangelo is famous for having successfully interpreted the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of human capability and potential. It is assumed that the time he lived was ripe for the exchange of knowledge, development in science, and matured enough to advance the horizon of investigation in all fields. Renaissance humanism stressed a serious rethink on the nature of art that focussed on accurate details.
In painting and sculpture, artists focussed on not so casual but verifiable and minute details. Michelangelo’s paintings are no exception to it. In a study published in the journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of surgeons is of the opinion that the great master was “afflicted by an illness involving his joints”. They have used his portraits as evidence to argue their view. During his life, he complained of what he felt to be ‘gout’. Later he complained of his sore and stiff hands which the doctors would find to be natural for someone who was engaged in handmade art.
The doctors found corroboration of those claims in portraits of the artist that show a hanging left hand with both degenerative and non-degenerative changes. They attribute the pain not just to arthritis, but to the stress of hammering and chiseling and note that though the master was seen hammering days before his death at an old age, he did not write or sign his own letters before his death. In recent times there have been attempts to diagnose famous artists with diseases that were not known during their time. This practice has raised many questions, especially on the issue of ethics in research. It is also inferred from the authentic analysis that Michelangelo persisted in his work until his last days. This theory would emphasize that his artistic subject defied his physical infirmities.

Read the following passage and answer the question:
Michelangelo is famous for having successfully interpreted the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of human capability and potential. It is assumed that the time he lived was ripe for the exchange of knowledge, development in science, and matured enough to advance the horizon of investigation in all fields. Renaissance humanism stressed a serious rethink on the nature of art that focussed on accurate details.
In painting and sculpture, artists focussed on not so casual but verifiable and minute details. Michelangelo’s paintings are no exception to it. In a study published in the journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of surgeons is of the opinion that the great master was “afflicted by an illness involving his joints”. They have used his portraits as evidence to argue their view. During his life, he complained of what he felt to be ‘gout’. Later he complained of his sore and stiff hands which the doctors would find to be natural for someone who was engaged in handmade art.
The doctors found corroboration of those claims in portraits of the artist that show a hanging left hand with both degenerative and non-degenerative changes. They attribute the pain not just to arthritis, but to the stress of hammering and chiseling and note that though the master was seen hammering days before his death at an old age, he did not write or sign his own letters before his death. In recent times there have been attempts to diagnose famous artists with diseases that were not known during their time. This practice has raised many questions, especially on the issue of ethics in research. It is also inferred from the authentic analysis that Michelangelo persisted in his work until his last days. This theory would emphasize that his artistic subject defied his physical infirmities.

12. Renaissance painting in Europe was sceptical of:

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : Refer to the sentence, "Renaissance humanism stressed on a serious rethink. .. accurate details.'
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Read the following passage and answer the question:
Michelangelo is famous for having successfully interpreted the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of human capability and potential. It is assumed that the time he lived was ripe for the exchange of knowledge, development in science, and matured enough to advance the horizon of investigation in all fields. Renaissance humanism stressed a serious rethink on the nature of art that focussed on accurate details.
In painting and sculpture, artists focussed on not so casual but verifiable and minute details. Michelangelo’s paintings are no exception to it. In a study published in the journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of surgeons is of the opinion that the great master was “afflicted by an illness involving his joints”. They have used his portraits as evidence to argue their view. During his life, he complained of what he felt to be ‘gout’. Later he complained of his sore and stiff hands which the doctors would find to be natural for someone who was engaged in handmade art.
The doctors found corroboration of those claims in portraits of the artist that show a hanging left hand with both degenerative and non-degenerative changes. They attribute the pain not just to arthritis, but to the stress of hammering and chiseling and note that though the master was seen hammering days before his death at an old age, he did not write or sign his own letters before his death. In recent times there have been attempts to diagnose famous artists with diseases that were not known during their time. This practice has raised many questions, especially on the issue of ethics in research. It is also inferred from the authentic analysis that Michelangelo persisted in his work until his last days. This theory would emphasize that his artistic subject defied his physical infirmities.

13. The controversy that the passage above refers to is whether:

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : Refer to the sentences, ' It is also inferred from authentic analysis that Michaelangelo persisted ... his physical infirmities.'
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Read the following passage and answer the question:
Michelangelo is famous for having successfully interpreted the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of human capability and potential. It is assumed that the time he lived was ripe for the exchange of knowledge, development in science, and matured enough to advance the horizon of investigation in all fields. Renaissance humanism stressed a serious rethink on the nature of art that focussed on accurate details.
In painting and sculpture, artists focussed on not so casual but verifiable and minute details. Michelangelo’s paintings are no exception to it. In a study published in the journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of surgeons is of the opinion that the great master was “afflicted by an illness involving his joints”. They have used his portraits as evidence to argue their view. During his life, he complained of what he felt to be ‘gout’. Later he complained of his sore and stiff hands which the doctors would find to be natural for someone who was engaged in handmade art.
The doctors found corroboration of those claims in portraits of the artist that show a hanging left hand with both degenerative and non-degenerative changes. They attribute the pain not just to arthritis, but to the stress of hammering and chiseling and note that though the master was seen hammering days before his death at an old age, he did not write or sign his own letters before his death. In recent times there have been attempts to diagnose famous artists with diseases that were not known during their time. This practice has raised many questions, especially on the issue of ethics in research. It is also inferred from the authentic analysis that Michelangelo persisted in his work until his last days. This theory would emphasize that his artistic subject defied his physical infirmities.

Read the following passage and answer the question:
Michelangelo is famous for having successfully interpreted the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of the human body. His great achievement is that of the painting of David whose hands reach out as a sign of human capability and potential. It is assumed that the time he lived was ripe for the exchange of knowledge, development in science, and matured enough to advance the horizon of investigation in all fields. Renaissance humanism stressed a serious rethink on the nature of art that focussed on accurate details.
In painting and sculpture, artists focussed on not so casual but verifiable and minute details. Michelangelo’s paintings are no exception to it. In a study published in the journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group of surgeons is of the opinion that the great master was “afflicted by an illness involving his joints”. They have used his portraits as evidence to argue their view. During his life, he complained of what he felt to be ‘gout’. Later he complained of his sore and stiff hands which the doctors would find to be natural for someone who was engaged in handmade art.
The doctors found corroboration of those claims in portraits of the artist that show a hanging left hand with both degenerative and non-degenerative changes. They attribute the pain not just to arthritis, but to the stress of hammering and chiseling and note that though the master was seen hammering days before his death at an old age, he did not write or sign his own letters before his death. In recent times there have been attempts to diagnose famous artists with diseases that were not known during their time. This practice has raised many questions, especially on the issue of ethics in research. It is also inferred from the authentic analysis that Michelangelo persisted in his work until his last days. This theory would emphasize that his artistic subject defied his physical infirmities.

15. What actually may be concluded from the above passage?

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : Michaelangelo complained of gout and sore joints; yet, was seen hammering days before his death or 'his artistic subject defied his physical infirmities'. It proves option (b) right.
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