"This liberty to discover and pursue a natural happiness, this

  • Carol Summers, "This liberty to discover and pursue a natural happiness, this , 1957-1958, color woodcut on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.281

Title
"This liberty to discover and pursue a natural happiness, this liberty to grow wise and live in friendship with the gods and with one another, was the liberty vindicated at Thermopylae by martyrdom and at Salamis by victory."--George Santayana, Soliloquies in England, 1925. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1957-1958
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 15 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (38.4 x 31.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums Description
color woodcut on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – weather – sun
  • Allegory – other – liberation
  • Architecture – detail – column
  • Fantasy – winged being
  • Architecture Exterior – classical – temple
Object Number
1984.124.281
Palette
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