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"rattle" What does "rattle" mean here? Does it mean "increase", "decrease", or "mix"? According to the second sentence it should mean "increase" I think. "The political and cultural upheaval of the mid-1960s began to rattle the formal and ‘‘pure’’ approaches to art. One of the most dramatic departures from abstract expressionism was the late work of Philip Guston"
Jun 2, 2015 10:03 AM
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It means "challenge" or "shake up" in this context (but not usually).In this sentence it is talking about how the 1960's was a period of change,and therefore traditional approaches to art began to be questioned at this time.
June 2, 2015
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