MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI

M A S S I M O A G O S T I N E L L I

VICTORIA ENGLANDS QUEEN | GOVERNS A NICE QUIET LAND

Anagrams Series '2015'

Dimensions: 160 x 125cm

Medium: Lenticular pigment

Background: This historically important oil on canvas portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria dressed in the Coronation robes was originally painted by German artist Franz Xavier Winterhalter in 1859. The original is held in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. Victoria Englands Queen reigned for over 63 years governing a nice quiet land and her legacy lives on in Agostinelli's modern day reinvention of a masterpiece.

Process: Agostinelli works with lenticular pigment for the Anagrams Series '2015'. Using a lenticular lens printing process directed onto resin based plastic substrate, forms a 3D effect with a flip image, revealing several layers of hidden meaning and depth. The embedded text is overlaid directly onto the image creating a fusion upon moving from the centre frame of the piece. The viewer experiences the anagram of 'VICTORIA ENGLANDS QUEEN' to reveal 'GOVERNS A NICE QUIET LAND' in a systematically fluid process. The lenticular acrylic pigment is used in a complex multi step process consisting of several images and frames interlacing to combine what appears to be an image with real depth and three-dimensional effects. The lenticular lens allows for the ‘Anagram Text’ to alternate and flip back and forth seamlessly depending on the angle viewed.