Les Femmes de la Revolution by Ian Hamilton Finlay

The French Revolution has been a recurring theme in Hamilton Finlays work and here he conjures a dinner party where the guests are the female protagonists and heroines of the Revolution.

Details

Medium:
Porcelain & cherry wood
Dimensions:
76.5 x 372.5 x 89.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,750 ( Total: £13,500)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Victoria Miro Gallery

The plates have the guests' names and a wild flower painted on them. The elegant place settings initially evoke an image of a convivial party. However most of these women met violent deaths, thus the dinner party becomes a last supper. This duality, the contrast of light and dark, is central to Hamilton Finlay's work.

Provenance

Victoria Miro Gallery.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 01224 523700 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until late 2018.

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