"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."--Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, 1670. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Jean Hélion, "Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."--Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, 1670. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1963, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.115

Title
"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."--Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, 1670. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1963
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (54.3 x 46.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Waterscape – wharf
  • Architecture – boat – rowboat
Object Number
1984.124.115
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