Human nature is originally good. Any evil in it results from the

  • Jacob Landau, Human nature is originally good. Any evil in it results from the, 1960, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.168

Title
Human nature is originally good. Any evil in it results from the changes made upon it by external things. Of man's first disobedience and the fruit of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste brought death into the world for all our woe. --Lu Wang (1139-1192), Chinese Philosopher and John Milton's Paradise Lost. From the series Great Ideas.
Artists
Date
1960
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 17 5/8 x 22 1/8 in. (44.7 x 56.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure
  • Abstract
  • State of being – evil – temptation
  • Animal – reptile – snake
Object Number
1984.124.168
Palette
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