Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.


Giotto - by Gregory Wolfe

Giotto's Ratio

by Gregory Wolfe
The following remarks were given at Villa Agape in Florence, Italy, on the opening evening of Image’s Florence Seminar, September 14, 2008.
Image is a journal devoted exclusively to contemporary literature and art— to the present moment—but here we are in the cradle of the Renaissance. We have not come out of mere antiquarian curiosity, but in search of parallels to our own time and the insights we can glean from them. As an organization interested in the cross-fertilization of art and faith, and the ways that these two fundamental human experiences can renew lives and communities, we believe that the Renaissance offers a model of cultural transformation that is highly relevant to the present.