"When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it."--Emile Zola, 1898. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

  • Nicholas Ghika, "When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it."--Emile Zola, 1898. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man., 1964, watercolor, gouache, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.104

Title
"When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it."--Emile Zola, 1898. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1964
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 19 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (49.0 x 33.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – imaginary
  • Disaster – accident – explosion
  • Landscape – weather – sun
Object Number
1984.124.104
Palette
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