Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they answer the specific problems presented in the reading passage.Rembrandt is the most famous of the seventeenth-century Dutch painters. How¬ever, there are doubts whether some paintin

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Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they answer the specific problems presented in the reading passage.

Rembrandt is the most famous of the seventeenth-century Dutch painters. How¬ever, there are doubts whether some paintings attributed to Rembrandt were actu¬ally painted by him. One such painting is known as Portrait of an Elderly Woman in a White Bonnet. The painting was attributed to Rembrandt because of its style, and indeed the representation of the woman's face is very much like that of portraits known to be by Rembrandt. But there are problems with the painting that suggest it could not be a work by Rembrandt. First, there is something inconsistent about the way the woman in the portrait is dressed. She is wearing a white linen cap of a kind that only servants would wear— yet the coat she is wearing has a luxurious fur collar that no servant could afford. Rembrandt, who was known for his attention to the details of his subjects' clothing, would not have been guilty of such an inconsistency. Second, Rembrandt was a master of painting light and shadow, but in this paint¬ing these elements do not fit together. The face appears to be illuminated by light reflected onto it from below. But below the face is the dark fur collar, which would absorb light rather than reflect it. So the face should appear partially in shadow一 which is not how it appears. Rembrandt would never have made such an error. Finally, examination of the back of the painting reveals that it was painted on a panel made of several pieces of wood glued together. Although Rembrandt often painted on wood panels, no painting known to be by Rembrandt uses a panel glued together in this way from several pieces of wood. For these reasons the painting was removed from the official catalog of Rem¬brandt's paintings in the 1930s.

The article introduces the topic of a painting which was made by Rembrandt, a one of the most famous Dutch painters in the seventeenth century. The paintwork, portrait of an Ederly woman in a White Bonnet, is not a work of Rembrandt according to the reading passage. However, the lecturer in the listening passage disagrees. she believes that the picture was painted by Rembrandt and refutes each of the claims in the text.

In the paragraphs, the author begin by stating that Rembrandt could not paint a portrait of a woman who has an incongruence of her clothes because he pay attention on the details. In this case, the woman looks like as a servant but carry a luxurious fur collar. The professor argues this statement and mention the cause of this error: the picture was altered. As a result, the original version did not have inconsistency so it is true that it was created by Rembrandt.

The book also propose that light and shadow do not fit together as in the other work of Rembrandt. The speaker refers to her previous argument and add that this is related on the disturbance of the original work. Furthermore, she tells that the restauration of the picture also show the elements have fit very well.

Another reason why the author feels that the paintwork was not made by Rembrandt is that panel was joined by several pieces of wood, something that nobody finds in other work of Rembrandt. The professor is doubtful that this is right. She suggests that the change of main painting increases the size of it. In consequence, person who did that changes put several pieces of wood together in order to raises the panel.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 326, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: She
...rer in the listening passage disagrees. she believes that the picture was painted b...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, furthermore, however, look, so, well, as a result, it is true

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 12.0 10.4613686534 115% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 1.0 5.04856512141 20% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 7.30242825607 68% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 12.0772626932 124% => OK
Pronoun: 26.0 22.412803532 116% => OK
Preposition: 40.0 30.3222958057 132% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1358.0 1373.03311258 99% => OK
No of words: 286.0 270.72406181 106% => OK
Chars per words: 4.74825174825 5.08290768461 93% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.11236361783 4.04702891845 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.62830100249 2.5805825403 102% => OK
Unique words: 149.0 145.348785872 103% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.520979020979 0.540411800872 96% => OK
syllable_count: 410.4 419.366225166 98% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.55342163355 90% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.23620309051 134% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 13.0662251656 115% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 38.2165758103 49.2860985944 78% => OK
Chars per sentence: 90.5333333333 110.228320801 82% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.0666666667 21.698381199 88% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.8 7.06452816374 68% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.27373068433 140% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0945822029006 0.272083759551 35% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0316416781501 0.0996497079465 32% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0447669272294 0.0662205650399 68% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0595643432391 0.162205337803 37% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0534489119375 0.0443174109184 121% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.5 13.3589403974 79% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 69.11 53.8541721854 128% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.3 11.0289183223 75% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.27 12.2367328918 84% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.0 8.42419426049 95% => OK
difficult_words: 62.0 63.6247240618 97% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 10.7273730684 84% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.498013245 91% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?

It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.

Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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