~The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.~
••Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.The site of Trafalgar Square had been a significant landmark since the 13th century and originally contained the King's Mews. After George IV moved the mews to Buckingham Palace, the area was redeveloped by John Nash, but progress was slow after his death, and the square did not open until 1844. The 169-foot (52 m) Nelson's Column at its centre is guarded by four lion statues. A number of commemorative statues and sculptures occupy the square, but the Fourth Plinth, left empty since 1840, has been host to contemporary art since 1999.
••London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England.Londinium was founded by the Romans.The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits.The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status.
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"According to a 19th century legend, Truth and Lies met one day. The Lie says to the Truth:
"It's very sunny today"
The Truth looks around her and looks up to heaven, the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together until they arrive in front of a well. The Lie says to the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Once again suspicious Truth touches the water, it was really nice. They undress and start swimming.
All of a sudden, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The Furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and get his clothes back. The world seeing the Naked Truth turns its gaze with contempt and rage.
The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever by hiding his shame.
Since then, the Lie has traveled all over the world dressed as Truth, satisfying the needs of society, and the World does not want to see the Naked Truth in any case. »
Table: "The Truth Coming Out of the Well"
Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896
Ita // "Secondo una leggenda del XIX secolo, Verità e bugie si incontrarono un giorno. La bugia dice alla verità:
"Oggi c'è molto sole"
La Verità si guarda intorno e guarda al cielo, il giorno è stato davvero bello. Passano molto tempo insieme fino a quando non arrivano davanti a un pozzo. La bugia dice alla verità: "L'acqua è molto bella, facciamo un bagno insieme!" La Verità sospettosa ancora una volta tocca l'acqua, è stato davvero bello. Si spogliano e iniziano a nuotare.
Tutto ad un tratto, la bugia esce dall'acqua, si mette i vestiti della Verità e scappa. La Verità Furiosa esce dal pozzo e corre ovunque per trovare la bugia e riavere i suoi vestiti. Il mondo che vede la Verità Nuda volge lo sguardo con disprezzo e rabbia.
La povera Verità ritorna e scompare per sempre nascondendo la sua vergogna.
Da allora, la bugia ha viaggiato in tutto il mondo vestita da Verità, soddisfacendo i bisogni della società, e il Mondo non vuole vedere la Verità Nuda in ogni caso. »
Tavola: "La verità che esce dal pozzo"
Jean-Léon Gérame, 1896.
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Approaching the October's Full Moon with my #franciscogoya vibes on fire🔥🔥🔥
Esp// Esperando la Luna llena de octubre muy como en las Pinturas Negras de #franciscodegoya 🔥