"Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us self-control is disastrous."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1963 Ernest Trova Born: St. Louis, Missouri 1927 Died: Richmond Heights, Missouri 2009 oil and pencil on canvas 35 7/8 x 36 1/8 in. (91.1 x 91.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.292 Not currently on view
Allegory - other - liberation
Allegory - quality - temperance
Literature - Goethe
paint - oil
fabric - canvas