Rhiannon Long

Course:

Art & Design Level 3 Year 2

This final piece is reflection of both Renaissance art and my own style. I took inspiration from the symbolism and meanings behind the Italian Renaissance. The image depicts the Roman Goddess Venus, a symbol of beauty and purity as she holds a black cat with piercing red eyes. The black cat is a symbol of evil and misfortune. These two figures play the key roles in depicting good against evil. It reflects how both are needed in moderation to have a balanced world. However, evil is depicted as it is controlled by the good (Venus). Other symbols include, the golden, sun-shaped accessory on her forehead. The sun is a symbol of life and power, without it nothing would exist. Gold is a rich symbol with connotations of love, wealth and prosperity.

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