All is Calm, All is Bright…

    The Nativity is one of three small predella panels for Gentile’s monumental Adoration of the Magi painted in Renaissance Florence for the wealthy banker Palla Strozzi. While the main panel of the altarpiece is a brilliant, sumptuous and somewhat hectic depiction of the royal procession arriving to adore the child, the smaller predella panel below tells a far more intimate story. Gentile selects the moment | Read More »

    All is Calm, All is Bright…

    The Nativity is one of three small predella panels for Gentile’s monumental Adoration of the Magi painted in Renaissance Florence for the wealthy banker Palla Strozzi. While the main panel of the altarpiece is a brilliant, sumptuous and somewhat hectic depiction of the royal procession arriving to adore the child, the smaller predella panel below tells a far more intimate story. Gentile selects the moment | Read More »

    The Recession Is Over, But No One Is Celebrating. Yet!

    Getting  the official announcement that the “Great Recession” is over, I thought one would hear the popping of champange corks all across South Carolina and the rest of America. Well, I’m still listening? I don’t hear anything? As if someone was yelling, “Hold your horses. Are you sure the recession is over!” the latest South Carolina unemployment figures have given us a wake up slap. | Read More »