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The chief thing is to have a soul that loves the truth and harbors it where it finds it. And another thing: the truth requires constant repetition, because error is being preached about us all the time, and not only by isolated individuals but by the masses. In newspapers and encyclopedias, in schools and universities, everywhere error rides high and basks in the consciousness of having the majority on its side.--Goethe on truth and error, Conversations with Eckermann, 1828. From the series Great Ideas.

1951 Leon Kelly Born: Perpignan, France 1901 Died: Loveladies Harbor, New Jersey 1982 photomechanical reproduction, plastic, and paper on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 25 1/8 x 20 in. (63.8 x 51.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.143 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - quality - truth

Animal - reptile - snake

Figure group - male

Portrait male - Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von - bust

Still life - other - torch

collage

paper

plastic

paperboard

About Leon Kelly

Born: Perpignan, France 1901 Died: Loveladies Harbor, New Jersey 1982

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