The Force "The Force that through the green fuse drives the

  • John Massey, The Force "The Force that through the green fuse drives the , 1966, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.199

Title
The Force "The Force that through the green fuse drives the flower/Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees/Is my destroyer./And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose/My youth is bent by the same wintry fever." --Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems, 1939. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1966
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
30 x 30 3/8 in. (76.2 x 77.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – quality – fortitude
  • Abstract – geometric
  • Object – foliage
Object Number
1984.124.199
Palette
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