Week 5: Final Research Topic


I am studying the depictions of Roman gods and goddesses created during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries as they are used in today’s culture. I want to find out whether or not there are underlying psychological reasons as to why people are drawn to these paintings, and why they seem so timeless. I want to help readers understand why people continually base trends and artworks off of historical pieces, rather than seek complete originality. To become successful, aspiring designers and artists have to understand why it is important to reference to the past in new works.


2/22/19 REVISED

I am studying why the painting “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli was created and the prominence it has in today’s visual culture. I want to find out why it is continually referenced in advertisements and art made today. I want to help readers understand the impacts of classical art in society and how it has shaped our visual culture.



I am studying the painting “Birth of Venus” created by Sandro Botticelli and how prominent it is in today’s visual culture. By analyzing 3 case studies I want to prove how the painting’s interpretations have changed throughout time and based on who is is viewing it.

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