"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