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 on canvas, 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.
Artist
Date
1963
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 3818 18 in. (54.346.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Architecture – boat – rowboat
Object Number
1984.124.115
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Linked Open Data
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