Mystery? How so?

So the AGO got a new painting. .

“This painting of a mystery woman challenges what we think we know about european art”.

Spare me.

This not rocket science. You would think AGO had never seen a picture of a Black woman before 1900. It has two already – I wrote an essay on one of them back in the 90s.

At any rate, any historical re-enactor can look at this painting and tell you when and where and why. Which is why I have turned to my costuming friends and said, “What gives?”

For the article, in question, see:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/this-painting-of-a-mystery-woman-challenges-what-we-think-we-know-about-european-art-1.5475436?fbclid=IwAR2cCIjWbK8hZ4x46cQAV3rRgQJ5n23RxYyY4sbXvC7KMSwVsYJG5Mca6F0

Aside – is it me would this young woman remind Doctor Who fans of someone?

From The girl in the fireplace

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