I created this collage in Adobe Photoshop from over a dozen different swatches of Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus taken from the first page of results in a Google Image search for the painting in January 2019. I did not alter the tone, contrast, or color value of any swatch, but I did resize them as needed in order to align and digitally stitch the layers together over an image of the full-size painting at the same scale. I typically use this college as a discussion starter on visual art as a “primary source” and the incredible variety between traditional photographic reproductions and all forms digital surrogates of two-dimensional analog art works with MFA students taking a graduate-level art history class at UNC Greensboro.