User:Jahsonic/Who is Anastasie?
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
However, it is quite hard to find who Anastasie is actually meant to symbolize. The French Wikipedia states that "les ciseaux d'Anastasie, synonyme de censure dans la presse et dans l'édition en général. Le mot tire probablement son origine du pape Anastase I qui inaugure la censure chrétienne en interdisant certains livres parce que ces derniers ne correspondent pas à la cosmologie chrétienne."
Which translates as:" In France, the scissors of Anastasia are a synonym for censorship in the domain of the press and publishing in general. The word is probably derived from pope Anastasius I who inaugurated Christian censorship by probiting certain books inconsistent with the ruling Christian cosmology."
My copy of Images Interdites, adorned with Roland Topor's magnificent design for the film poster of In the Realm of the Senses states that André Gill's 1874 "Anastasie" , published in the July 19 issue of L'Eclipse, was the first mention of the name Anastasie as icon of censorship.