"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Clark Richert, "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1963, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.249

Title
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1963
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
72 3/8 x 59 7/8 in. (183.9 x 152.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Allegory – other – thought
  • Allegory – quality – deceit
Object Number
1984.124.249
Palette
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