Untitled "Human affairs would be much more happily conducted if

  • László Meitner, Untitled "Human affairs would be much more happily conducted if , 1952, gouache on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.212

Title
Untitled "Human affairs would be much more happily conducted if it were equally in the power of man to be silent and to speak; but experience shows over and over again that there is nothing which men have less power over than the tongue, and that there is nothing which they are less able to do than to govern their appetites."--Spinoza on self-control. From the series Great Ideas.
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 17 5/8 x 17 3/8 in. (44.7 x 44.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – bust
Object Number
1984.124.212
Palette
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