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A weekly feature on Northland Morning keeping you up to date on Twin Ports art happenings. Airs Mondays at 8:20. Hosted by Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute.

Where's Art: Enigmatic Eclipse Art

painting of a solar eclipse
Howard Russel Butler

An umbraphile is a lover of eclipses, many of us might fall into that category and take time to see the eclipse today, so Annie Dugan thought it would be fitting to share a few artists who have the same awe for this solar phenomenon.

Howard Russel Butler was an American landscape painter from the early 20th century who had a fascination with eclipses. During a time when cameras weren't advanced enough to capture the eclipse in a photograph, Butler created very accurate paintings of solar eclipses.

Another artistic umbraphile to note is Joseph Cornell. While Butler captured the eclipse with paint, Cornell created enigmatic eclipse dioramas. Cornell created a diorama based on the beloved children's story The Little Prince called "Earth Eclipse." It is a complicated wooden box with symbols and space motifs that is based on Johannes Kepler's idea that heavenly forces were moved by their souls.

On another note, this Saturday April 13th from 12-2pm, the Tweed Museum of Art is hosting fashion show showcasing contemporary and historical Anishinaabe clothing.

For more information visit Butler'spaintings, the St. Louis Museum of Art and The Rainbow Symphony website

You can hear Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

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