"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • René Magritte, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., ca. 1962, gouache and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.194

Title
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
ca. 1962
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (34.0 x 24.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – other – memory
  • Allegory – quality – prudence
  • Landscape – rocks
  • Object – furniture – chair
Object Number
1984.124.194
Palette
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