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"When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it."--Emile Zola, 1898. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1964 Nicholas Ghika Born: Athens, Greece 1906 Died: Athens, Greece 1994 watercolor heightened with white and gouache on paperboard sheet: 19 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (49.0 x 33.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.104 Not currently on view


Keywords

Disaster - accident - explosion

Landscape - imaginary

Landscape - weather - sun

painting

paint - gouache

paint - watercolor

paperboard

About Nicholas Ghika

Born: Athens, Greece 1906 Died: Athens, Greece 1994