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"Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do ingloriously...to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?" --John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

ca. 1958 René Magritte Born: Lessines, Belgium 1898 Died: Brussels, Belgium 1967 gouache on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.4 x 19.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.195 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - quality - truth

Disaster - shipwreck

Disaster - storm

Figure male - waist length

Object - foodstuff - beverage

Object - foodstuff - bread

State of being - phenomenon - surreal

painting

paint - gouache

paper

paperboard

About René Magritte

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

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