The above 1896 painting by famous French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824–10 January 1904) is titled Truth coming from the well armed with her whip to chastise mankind.

This painting is particularly fitting as it does not show truth emerging as information in the journalistic, empirical, etymological, economic, philosophical, financial or intuitive forms. The painting represents the personification of all those fields…