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‘and per se and’ is a rolling sequence of exhibitions where one work is paired with another for two weekly periods, across a stretch of 12 months.

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This phase of the series brings together two interpretations of one of the most recognisable symbols of human endurance and suffering – Saint Sebastian – made over 500 years apart.

The first depiction of the martyr is a small 15th century altarpiece, from the Umbrian region of Italy, in which the sorrowful saint is pictured standing contrapposto, lashed to a stake – his body filled with arrows – …

This phase of the series brings together two interpretations of one of the most recognisable symbols of human endurance and suffering – Saint Sebastian – made over 500 years apart.

The first depiction of the martyr is a small 15th century altarpiece, from the Umbrian region of Italy, in which the sorrowful saint is pictured standing contrapposto, lashed to a stake – his body filled with arrows – attended by the figure of a Bishop, probably St Augustine or St Herculanus, with God the Father looking on from the gilt lunette above. From today this idealised and typically androgynous image of the …

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