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Question 4 of 5

The development of photography in the 19th century had which of the following effects on the arts?

  • A.

    It led to the death of painting, since subjects could be rendered more accurately in a photograph.

  • B.

    Photographers were immediately accepted as artists, and their works displayed in major museums.

  • C.

    Technology became an important component of every major art form, from music to poetry to theater.

  • D.

    It gave rise to the realist movement, which emphasized a kind of photographic objectivity in the depiction of its subjects.

  • E.

    It led to the late 19th century practice of including photographic portraits of painters along with their works at galleries.

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