Street musicians in Lisbon, Portugal

The Golden Mean (in Defense of Mediocrity)

Auream quisquis mediocritatem diligit, tutus caret obsoleti sordibus tecti, caret invidenda sobrius aula. – Horace, Ode 2.10 (“Whoever values a golden mean is safely free from the squalor of a worn-out house, is soberly free from an envious palace.”) If you are reading this article because you read the title and thought it might be about composition in photography, the Golden …