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"Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men, a search for their cause, a condemnation of mere opinion...and the discovery of a standard of judgment."--Epictetus, Discourses, II:11...From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1954 Leo Lionni Born: Amsterdam, Netherlands 1910 Died: Radda, Tuscany, Italy 1999 colored paper and colored plastic mounted on paperboard sheet: 24 7/8 x 18 1/4 in. (63.2 x 46.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.184 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - philosophy

Allegory - civic - law

Figure group - male

Object - weapon - spear

collage

paper

plastic

paperboard

About Leo Lionni

Born: Amsterdam, Netherlands 1910 Died: Radda, Tuscany, Italy 1999

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