Art

Robert Rauschenberg

Died Monday night at age 82. He’d been very ill for a long time after (I think) a series of strokes made it very difficult for him to work. I always enjoyed the light, playful and transparent feeling of his work.
Chinese Summerhall,1982

Art Science

Visit Beautiful Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft sent back photos today from its polar orbit of Saturn, showing literally never-before-seen images of its rings from above. There’s a gallery of photos available on NASA’s Cassini site, but this one really grabbed me because of it’s beautiful, almost painterly, subtle coloration. Just barely visible the fringes of the inner rings at about 4:00 and 6:00.

Saturn