€3.900,00 incl. tax
Acrylics on linen canvas
120 cm (h) X 100 cm (w)
Year of production:
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Women have been making significant contributions to science for centuries and receiving little to no credit for their work. My new project “Footeprint’ is inspired by the life of Eunice Foote (1819-1888) who discovered the heat-absorbing property of carbon dioxide and water vapor and she described and theorized the gradual warming of the Earth’s atmosphere in 1856 (!). She was the first to demonstrate what today we call the greenhouse effect.
Three years later, the well-known Irish physicist John Tyndall published similar results demonstrating the greenhouse effects of certain gases, including carbonic acid. Presently, Tyndall’s work is widely accepted as the foundation of modern climate science, while Foote’s remains in obscurity. The reason? Women were practically excluded from the world of science in the name of their supposed natural inferiority.
My painting ‘The scientist’ is a first introduction to Eunice and her important work, carried out in a male-dominated scientific world.