Berlin Wall

Select an image or artwork for your assignment – it could be any image that you think is interesting or rich in
meanings or significance. The purpose of this paper is to discuss influences, associations and meanings that
make up an image in visual culture.
You will start by compiling a bibliography of good sources on the work/object and its creator (if known). Then
you will identify and explain what you think are the most important reasons why the work was made in the way
it was. Finally you will look at the way the work functions in visual culture, how it is interpreted, the kinds of
connotations that it has. Many factors influence the way an artist and his or her work is interpreted on the road
from the studio to a museum, a retail space or billboard (etc.), from the original that may cost millions of dollars
to a reproduction that can be found on a calendar or a website.

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