Chosen this piece of artwork ‘Assumption of the Virgin’, the artist Titian for my final essay of my first year of university. I wasn’t very interested in the topic of “visual culture” this semester being a history student and far from interested in art I wasn’t looking forward to this work at all but throughout the semester I’ve really formed an interest in Italian renaissance art and really appreciated the amount of skill that went into these paintings and the background of each painting. I chose a religious painting for my final essay which is not usual of me because I am not religious and I really don’t know much about Christianity at all. I actually found it really interesting to find out what ‘The Assumption’ is, I’d never even heard of it before this painting and now I’ve found out its actually a national holiday in some countries! So, let the work continue!