[Click on the photograph to enlarge it and commentary about a painting for our times]
I couldn't resist a snapshot of Sandro Botticielli's The Calumny of Appelles in the Uffizi. It is a painting for our time. On the right side of the painting sits King Midas on his thrown. He is painted with jackass ears. Two women flank him. One is Ignorance and the other is Suspicion. Midas' outstretched hand points to Slander.