Contest - Critical Thinking - (Zeuxis Paintings) - 24-March-2018

in contest •  last year  (edited)


The task...

Dear critical thinkers,  

Please read the passage below and give the best possible answer in the doodle form, the link of which is provided.

The passage… 

Zeuxis was an ancient Greek painter, born in 464 BC. His paintings were best known for their unique subject matter. He created illusionistic paintings. One of his works that gave him fame was a painting of a bowl of grapes that appeared so lifelike that birds flew down to peck at them. However, another painting where he painted a boy holding a bunch of grapes, made him very disappointed, and he assumed that he had failed this time. Birds did not peck at the grapes! Why did he assume that he had failed, and why didn’t the birds peck at the grapes?  

Choose the best possible option from the following using this form

A.      Birds did not peck at the grapes because the boy was holding them tight.

B.      His technique of creating illusion in his paintings was no more unique.

C.      The grapes in the latter painting were not much realistic as compared to those in the earlier painting.

D.      Zeuxis was disappointed with his latter painting because he thought that it was not as good as his first painting.

E.       Birds avoid to be at places where a human being is present, and so they did not peck at the grapes in the painting where the boy was also present.

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I like the new submission format. Very nice!

Thank you.

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Your contests are very good, I prefer those that make you think, like this one!

Maybe in the future you could make some mathematical ones?

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I can make simple mathematical contests; will work on it. Good idea :)

Again, I'm a bit confused with the translation, but I think I've responded well on the form ;-). Thanks for the competition

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  ·  last year (edited)

Interesting historical fact!

Entered.

Awesome idea, i have some alternative answers racing through my mind, but if i post them i could be disqualified :) . I also would like to explain my train of thought how did i get to the answer, will there be a discussion after contest?

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After the contest, you can reply here and tell your reason why you chose your answer. For now, you can just participate :)

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  ·  last year (edited)

Now when contest is over i can comment why i chose D.

I assumed that birds did land near the picture but they did not peck at grapes,
so i assumed that he was disappointed cause birds weren't scared of boy (boy wasn't realistic enough) and when they landed they saw grapes are also false :)
I imagined this happened: birds see the scene, boy isn't as realistic as he needs to be, they see grapes, they land (because boy isn't real, they aren't afraid), they see grapes aren't real too and they don't peck at them.

Alternative answer would be "what if" situation, what if the birds are part of illusion, so they are part of painting and they cannot peck because they are not real but look real :) .

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This is a reasonable explanation too :)

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Ok, thx, will do :) .

Yet another fantastic contest. Leaves you thinking. The new submission format is awesome too.