Archives de Tag: sexuality

More sexy fruit : The penis tree and the medieval nun

Maybe you’ve already read my article Sexy fruit from Renaissance Italy and seen the picture of a young woman putting a special kind of « fruit » in her basket. I saw this surprising scene on a Renaissance plate in the Louvre in Paris when strolling around the museum. Back home, I started researching the iconography of […]

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 […]