Of truth we know nothing, for truth is in a well" -- the

Of truth we know nothing, for truth is in a well" -- the

8/27/2021, 1:29:22 PM
Of truth we know nothing, for truth is in a well" -- the Greek philosopher Democritus. Jean-Léon Gérôme painted Truth is at the Bottom of the Well (1895), showing the goddess Veritas with her magic hand mirror, which may help us to find the truth. Veritas is said to be hiding at the bottom of a holy well. In art, she is usually depicted naked, referring to the expression "the naked truth". #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #Mythology #Myth #Truth #True #Goddess #Veritas #Well #Mirror #HandMirror #Democritus #Greek #Philosophical #FindingtheTruth #Gerome #JeanLeonGerome

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