"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
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 3/4 x 24 1/8 in. (50.2 x 61.3 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
  • Object – tool – scythe
  • Architecture – detail – fireplace
  • Figure female – full length
  • Animal – cat
  • Figure group – male
  • State of being – mood – meditation
Object Number
1984.124.299
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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