Wisdom on Wednesdays—When suffering is the chief evil

Second Night border

The Second Night, 1929, oil on canvas, 48 x 40 in.
From a contemporary black and white photograph; present location unknown.
For Carl Schmitt’s own “explanation” of this painting, see the article “The Artist Explains His Work,” from February 2015 issue of the CSF e-newsletter

“When suffering is the chief evil we are living the life of appearances.”  (1932)