Kramskoy Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman is a work by Ivan Kramskoi and it depicts classical Russian beauty. I have another Russian Belle in mind, for use in my fictional cult. My cult is multi-national and Russia’s circus history plays a part in my choice. The main character will begin her research, after asking about a portrait.

The political sides of Constantine the Great and his half-sister Anastasia sparks the beginning of my fictional cult. Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov symbolizes another divide. Anastasia Island, in Florida, probably got its name from Anastasia of Sirmium but her patronage of weaving can also play a role in my mythology; everything gets weaved together in Florida..

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