"Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."--St. Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity, 1273. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Philip Guston, "Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."--St. Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity, 1273. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1952, oil on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.112

Title
"Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."--St. Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity, 1273. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 19 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (50.4 x 32.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – imaginary
  • Cityscape – town
Object Number
1984.124.112
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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