The following question has a paragraph followed by four alternative ways of summarising the same. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the paragraph.
Within the last decade, there has emerged a second generation of “modernist’ critics which has been far less interested in sketching the broad outlines of a modernist movement; instead, they want to expose the diversity within “modernism’ and to explore ‘modernism’s’ institutional alliances and strategies.
That is, to what degree was “modernism" selfconsciously constructed by its practitioners and by its critics, and how did various social and market forces help shape the practices of “modernism"? Or, as the editors of Modem Art and Modernism phrase it, the task now is “to examine both the circumstances under which modem art has been produced, and those under which critical theories and forms of interpretation have themselves been produced."
a. The second generation of modernist critics that has become prominent during the last decade, has focussed on delineating the broad contours of the modernist movement. They have also attempted to shed light on the various influences on this genre.
b. A second generation of modernist critics that has emerged during the last decade, seeks to understand the diversity in modernism and the factors and circumstances underlying it.
c. A second generation of modernist critics as exemplified by the editors of ‘Modern Art and Modernism’ are attempting to understand the various market forces that have shaped modernism durina the last decade.
d. A second generation of modernist critics who have emerged during the last decade has attempted to self-consciously construct modernism as done by its practitioners and critics. They have also attempted to outline the salient aspects of modernism.