How can art reveal the truth?
Art, in whatever form, serves as a reflection of the spiritual through the material. One of the benefits to studying art forms is the deeper understanding of the culture that produced them, deriving facts from the "artifacts" discovered. Although all artistic endeavors may not be "true" (certainly our own TV advertisements could be considered "artistic," but they assuredly do not convey much truth) art can lead to the truth by presenting the common in an uncommon way, and vice-versa -- different valuable perspectives can be revealed by engaging art. When art reveals the truth, there is a beautiful idealization. Conversely, when it hides the truth, there is an ugly distortion. See more thoughts at the link: