35cm x 25cm - 2010

Acrylic, coins, gold foil, crystal resin

The Romanov dynasty has been the unquestioned leader of the country’s course for over three centuries, until the February Revolution abolished the crown of the Tzar. This term, царь, that comes from the latin Cæsar, was the title used for the rulers of the Russian Empire from the 16th to the 18th century. Many have blamed the fall of the Romanovs to Rasputin’s influence in the governing choices applied by the royal house. Magnificence’s lineage is ephemeral when entrusted into the wrong hands. As in the mysterious case of Anastasia, in misfortunate decline, lays a glimpse of hope that the surviving vestige may lead the way back to splendour.