ALESYA DE MONACO X PRINCE MICHEL OF YUGOSLAVIA

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THE COATS OF ARMS, AS WE RECALL, HAS FORMED AN EMBLEMATIC SYSTEM OF IDENTIFICATION SINCE THE TIMES WHEN RECOGNITION DID NOT REQUIRE WRITING. THEIR CONTEMPORARIES ARE EMOTICONS, SIMPLE AND UNIVERSAL GEOMETRIC SYMBOLS, CAPABLE OF INSTANTLY TRANSLATING AN INFINITE NUMBER OF SPEECHES, IDEAS, FEELINGS

THE PRINCE OF YUGOSLAVIA OFFERS A NEW VISION OF MONACO, UNDER AN IMAGINARY DOME, AN INTERPRETATION OF THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE PRINCES OF MONACO, MADE UP OF A TAPERED SHIELD HELD BY FRIARS MINOR BRANDISHING A SWORD. THEY EVOKE THE CONQUEST OF MONACO IN 1297 BY FRANÇOIS GRIMALDI AND HIS COMPANIONS DISGUISED AS MONKS. THE IMAGINARY DOME PROTECTS THE PRINCIPALITY, AND ITS REFLECTION IN THE HARBOR WATER PROTECTS THE OCEANS