"Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon

  • René Magritte, "Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon , ca. 1958, gouache on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.195

Title
"Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do ingloriously...to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?" --John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
ca. 1958
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.4 x 19.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – foodstuff – bread
  • Object – foodstuff – beverage
  • Figure male – waist length
  • Allegory – quality – truth
  • State of being – phenomenon – surreal
  • Disaster – storm
  • Disaster – shipwreck
Object Number
1984.124.195
Palette
Linked Open Data
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