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‘And Yet It Stands’. Mary of Guise’s emblem pictured by Scottish artist Iona Leishman

ADHUC STAT – ‘And yet it stands’ – was the motto of Marie de Guise‘s personal emblem, accompanied by the pictura or image representing, according to French historian Gabriel de Pimodan, a crown set above a rock beaten by winds and waves. It is also the title of this summer’s exhibition of new paintings from […]

Sexy fruit from Renaissance Italy

Museums sometimes have a curious – a chaste – way of hiding visible things with words. To see what’s really there, look at the object first, then read the image caption. Now, you might notice a funny and interesting difference between the two. This happened when I visited the Department of Decorative Arts of the […]