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.

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Copied 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

Artwork Details

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.
Date
ca. 1962
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 13 389 12 in. (34.024.2 cm)
Credit Line
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