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"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."--Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, 1670. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1963 Jean Hélion Born: Couterne, France 1904 Died: Paris, France 1987 oil on canvas 21 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (54.3 x 46.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.115 Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture - boat - rowboat

Figure group

Waterscape - wharf

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Jean Hélion

Born: Couterne, France 1904 Died: Paris, France 1987

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