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"When you do a thing because you have determined that it ought to be done, never avoid being seen doing it, even if the opinion of the multitude is going to condemn you. For if your action is wrong, then avoid doing it altogether, but if it is right, why do you fear those who will rebuke you wrongly?"--Epictetus on doing right. From the series Great Ideas.

1953 Jean Varda Born: Smyrna, Greece 1893 Died: Mexico City, Mexico 1971 gouache and paper on paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 25 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.295 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - quality - virtue

Animal - bird

Animal - fish

Figure female - full length

Miscellaneous - decorative motif

painting

paint - gouache

paper

paper

paperboard

About Jean Varda

Born: Smyrna, Greece 1893 Died: Mexico City, Mexico 1971

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