"Perhaps the only goal on earth toward which mankind is striving

  • Reginald Pollack, "Perhaps the only goal on earth toward which mankind is striving, 1963, oil, ink and colored pencil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.239

Title
"Perhaps the only goal on earth toward which mankind is striving lies in the process of attaining, in other words, in life itself, and not in the thing to be attained."--Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground, 1864. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1963
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
20 1/8 x 25 7/8 in. (51.2 x 65.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil, ink and colored pencil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – art tool – easel
  • Object – art object – painting
  • Allegory – life – humanity
  • Figure group
Object Number
1984.124.239
Palette
Linked Open Data
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