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Daily Bread for 1.3.23: The Medium is Snow

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with scattered showers and a high of 40. Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:33 PM for 9h 08m 25s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 89.2% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, the Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.…

Daily Bread for 11.23.22: Immersive Van Gogh

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 52. Sunrise is 6:57 AM and sunset 4:25 PM for 9h 27m 37s of daytime. The moon is new with 0.2% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1644, John Milton publishes Areopagitica (https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/608/pg608-images.html), a pamphlet decrying censorship. An exhibit taking place…

Friday Catblogging: Galina Bugaevskaya’s Cats as Royalty

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ??? ???????? ? (@koty_vezde) Via Artist Reimagines Cats as Royalty in Traditional Portraits of People: When looking at old works of art, it’s not uncommon to find a feline companion somewhere in the composition. Artist Galina Bugaevskaya (aka Cat Universe on Instagram), however, reimagines…

From Comic-Con@Home 2021: The Science of Art

How is STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) used to inspire and create our most beloved popular arts? What do portrayals of science and scientists in popular media get right and wrong? From world-building to special effects and cosplay, IF/THEN ambassadors (www.ifthenshecan.org) Sydney Hamilton (aerospace engineer), Myria Perez (paleontologist), Dr. Samantha Thi Porter (archaeologist), and Dr.…

Film: Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art

Filmmaker Barry Avrich (David Foster: Off the Record, Prosecuting Evil) explores how one of the most respected art galleries in New York City became the center of the largest art fraud in American history and was ultimately forced to close after 165 years. Knoedler & Company, under its president, Ann Freedman, made millions selling previously…

Art in Quarantine

One of the best Art in Quarantine Challenge attempts–girl in pearl earring. pic.twitter.com/69yt7DqBeF— Lorenzo The Cat (@LorenzoTheCat) April 14, 2020          

Newnan, Georgia & Whitewater, Wisconsin

One reads, in the New York Times, about How 17 outsize portraits rattled a small southern town (‘Not everyone was ready for what they saw’). After a white-nationalist rally in Newnan, Georgia, that town put up 17 large-scale banner portraits, images of the ordinary people who make up the town. They hang from the perches of…