Matt Maldre

Public spaces artist, photographer, and professional scorecard keeper. Blogs at spudart.org, mattmaldre.com, 57hits.com, and christiannotebook.com.

AI detected that someone else painted an additional character in a famous Raphael masterpiece

It’s already a bit obvious that the character in the background of this painting is painted by someone else. But now AI has confirmed it by analyzing the microscopic patterns of the brushstrokes, along with the color palette and shading. (via sciencealert.com) What did people think of this painting before AI confirmed the second artist? …

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Michelangelo’s scribble on a Post-it-like, small paper square

This scrap of writing/drawing by Michelangelo was expected to sell for between $6,000 and $8,000. It sold for $201,600. The small work depicts a block of marble, with the word “simile,” or “similar” in English. It is believed to have been drawn while Michelangelo worked on his famed Sistine Chapel ceiling, a Christie’s specialist told …

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Evernote nearly doubles in price

Wow. That’s a price hike. My Evernote subscription jumped from $63.99/year to $113.99/year. Last year people have been complaining about the price hike, I was getting prepared to leave Evernote, but then I checked my subscription price, and saw it was only $64/year. That isn’t too bad for what I get out of the service. …

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Mr. T as bodyguard

In the year 2000, I bought a homemade Cabbage Patch Mr. T doll from a new-ish site called eBay. Now, he sits as the bodyguard to the bedroom of my 4-year-old and 7-year-old daughters.