So the AGO got a new painting. .
“This painting of a mystery woman challenges what we think we know about european art”.
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:
Aside – is it me would this young woman remind Doctor Who fans of someone?