The great law of culture is: let each become all that he was 

  • Miguel García Vivancos, "The great law of culture is: let each become all that he was , 1965, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.299

Title
The great law of culture is: let each become all that he was created capable of being: expand, if possible, to his full growth; and show himself at length in his own shape and stature, be these what they may.”–Thomas Carlyle. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1965
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
19 3424 18 in. (50.261.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – house
  • Architecture – detail – fireplace
  • Figure female – full length
  • Animal – cat
  • State of being – mood – meditation
  • Object – tool – scythe
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1984.124.299
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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