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.

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.

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Victoria Miro Gallery.


Aberdeen Art Gallery

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FQ
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