"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."--Edith Wharton, "Vesalius in Zante," 1902. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Ellen Lanyon, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."--Edith Wharton, "Vesalius in Zante," 1902. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1975, acrylic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.169

Title
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."--Edith Wharton, "Vesalius in Zante," 1902. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
38 1/2 x 48 1/8 in. (97.8 x 122.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – candlestick
  • Object – flower – rose
  • Object – furniture – mirror
  • Dress – accessory – handkerchief
  • Animal – insect – moth
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1984.124.169
Palette
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