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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

ca. 1962 René Magritte Born: Lessines, Belgium 1898 Died: Brussels, Belgium 1967 gouache and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (34.0 x 24.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.194 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - other - memory

Allegory - quality - prudence

Landscape - rocks

Modern art movement - other - surreal

Object - furniture - chair

painting

paint - gouache

pencil

paper

paperboard

About René Magritte

Born: Lessines, Belgium 1898 Died: Brussels, Belgium 1967

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