FACES OF REVOLUTION


Revolution & Renewal

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Agents of revolution and social change, the characters in these portraits remind us of the potential of individual beliefs and actions, and of the different forms revolution can take... from the women who sought to challenge political injustice and social conventions, to the men who contributed to scientific research and who witnessed and took part in the French Revolution.


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"This stark neo-classical portrait by David's greatest rival, François-André Vincent, depicts the most significant French scientist of the early nineteenth-century Georges Cuvier, widely regarded as the father of palaeontology. Cuvier was remarkable in his promotion of female scientific education, training both his daughter and step-daughter as scientists and collaborating with them on a number of projects."

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"Jessie White Mario (1832-1906) was a British writer, revolutionary and philanthropist who dedicated her life to Italian unification. Jessie openly challenged Victorian ideals of female domesticity. On her return to England, she applied to medical school in order to fulfil her promise to Garibaldi, to treat the wounded on the front lines."

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