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"It is impossible, if no more than one opinion is uttered, to make choice of the best: a man is forced then to follow whatever advice may have been given him; but if opposite speeches are delivered, then choice can be exercised. In like manner pure gold is not recognized by itself; but when we test it along with baser ore, we perceive which is the better."--Herodotus on freedom of discussion. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1950 Paul Rand Born: New York, New York 1914 Died: Norwalk, Connecticut 1996 gelatin silver print and gouache on paper and gouache on paperboard sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 in. (47.2 x 35.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.241 Not currently on view


Keywords

Figure male - fragment - face

Literature - Herodotus

Occupation - education - historian

Portrait male - Herodotus

collage

paint - gouache

paperboard - whatman drawing board

gelatin silver

About Paul Rand

Born: New York, New York 1914 Died: Norwalk, Connecticut 1996

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