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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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La Vérité (1870, "Truth")[1][2] is a painting by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, modeled after Sophie Croizette, in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay.

The painting is contemporary with the first small scale model made by Lefebvre's fellow-Frenchman Frédéric Bartholdi for what became the Statue of Liberty, striking a similar pose, though fully clothed.

"she holds her mirror high above her head facing us, the viewer, shining in its own glowing light. [...] In her left hand she clutches a rope that descends from the darkness, which seems to imply a connection to the subconscious ... [3]

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