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The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 4

What truth is not informs what it is

The truth is, I am unschooled in interpreting art. Perhaps the artist, François Lemoyne, anticipated that general fact with the title of this his final painting– Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy (1737). Mssr. Lemoyne completed the painting June 3, 1737 and on the following day successfully stabbed himself seven times, perhaps seeing his work, life and death as tragically perfect metaphor.

People can be so cruel, especially to themselves.

The painting and its creator stimulate many, many more philosophical ideas than I perhaps will ever have, but I still would like to mention a couple of my own:

  1. People in 18th century Western society dressed far more modestly than we do today, yet many of their (public) artistic creations would not receive ‘G’ ratings today.
  2. The idealized beauty of a feminine form was decidedly different then than now.

The fact is, somebody living today who thought and acted as Mssr. Lemoyne did in the last six months of his life would probably not be perceived as anyone other than a lunatic; whatever he might say or do would probably not be received as ‘true’. But the fact also is, we can appreciate the ‘truth’ expressed in his final work, and possibly (if we study it carefully) even in his death.

Truth is personal, perhaps, in ways that are inexpressible by facts.

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