In your essay, you will discuss your feelings when first observing the portrait and how these feelings might have changed the more you observed the painting. How did the use of the elements of art and principles of design in the work affect how you saw it? How might the concept of beauty have changed over the years in reference to this portrait? Is it a subjective or objective concept? Why do you think the artist chose to create this work and if it had a profound impact on you, why did it do so?