What is an icon? In this case, youre looking for an artistic hero, creative icon, or arts/historical/cultural institution regarded as a representative symbol of something. You will need to find this artistic hero, creative icon, or arts/historical/cultural institution whose work has dealt consistently with similar themes and displays an aesthetic style that can be easily identified as the work of that particular individual and/or organization.
Find this creative icon to which you have a strong reaction/connection, research their career/history/genesis/impact, and then write a paper stating why you think this person or organization/institution is a creative icon, using both your research and your own personal experience as support.
USE SPECIFIC TERMS. Define the words that scholars have used to define this icon. Also describe the icon in your own specifically defined terms. Is this icon part of a particular artistic movement?
Present your findings.
Write a 750-1500 word paper with a thesis on why this piece of artistic hero, creative, or arts/historical/cultural institution is a cultural icon. Support your thesis with your research and with your personal experience.