This work depicts the gradual change of a classical pillar of antiquity into the marching drum of the Revolution.
Column to Drum by Ian Hamilton Finlay, 1990
© Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay
- 40.3 x 39 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £54,000)
- Acquired in:
- Ingleby Gallery
Finlay's work often refers to the French Revolution and this piece was inspired by a quote from Saint Just, 'The world has been empty since the Romans'. The suggestion is that everything started to go wrong in Roman times and that the clear thinking Revolutionary must look further back to find his way forward.
Entry detailsFree to all
Tue – Sat, 10.30am – 4.30pm