"Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us self-control is disastrous."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Ernest Trova, "Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us self-control is disastrous."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1963, oil and pencil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.292

Title
"Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us self-control is disastrous."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1963
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
35 7/8 x 36 1/8 in. (91.1 x 91.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil and pencil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Allegory – other – liberation
  • Allegory – quality – temperance
  • Literature – Goethe
Object Number
1984.124.292
Palette
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