"When you do a thing because you have determined that it ought

  • Jean Varda, "When you do a thing because you have determined that it ought , 1953, gouache and paper on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.295

Title
"When you do a thing because you have determined that it ought to be done, never avoid being seen doing it, even if the opinion of the multitude is going to condemn you. For if your action is wrong, then avoid doing it altogether, but if it is right, why do you fear those who will rebuke you wrongly?"--Epictetus on doing right. From the series Great Ideas.
Artist
Date
1953
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 25 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache and paper on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Allegory – quality – virtue
  • Animal – bird
  • Animal – fish
Object Number
1984.124.295
Palette
Linked Open Data
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