Paul Rand, "It is impossible, if no more than one opinion is uttered, to , 1950, gouache, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.241
"It is impossible, if no more than one opinion is uttered, to make choice of the best: a man is forced then to follow whatever advice may have been given him; but if opposite speeches are delivered, then choice can be exercised. In like manner pure gold is not recognized by itself; but when we test it along with baser ore, we perceive which is the better."--Herodotus on freedom of discussion. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
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sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 in. (47.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Container Corporation of America
- Portrait male – Herodotus
- Figure male – fragment – face
- Occupation – education – historian
- Literature – Herodotus
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