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Ancient Egypt Find

Monday, May 13, 2019 | Karl Cole

Because of the recent news about an exciting archeological find in Giza, I decided to show some stunning portraits from ancient Egypt. ...

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Letters Are Beautiful

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Karl Cole

I learned long ago how venerated calligraphy is in some cultures, and we speak of that in many of our Davis books. A short while ago as I was reading about contemporary Iranian artist Parastou Forouha ...

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Some Thoughts About Stools

Monday, May 11, 2015 | Karl Cole

Does furniture have a soul? I sort of think it does. We sit on, lean on, and lie down on furniture for most of our lives. It’s hard to believe that something of our souls does not get infused in ...

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Abstraction is Nothing New

Monday, May 4, 2015 | Karl Cole

I’m making a declaration: artists were inspired to create abstract art thousands of years ago. When one (and by “one” I mean a person reading an art history text) reads about any art ...

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My Amenhotep III Excitement

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Karl Cole

The typical art history dork in me skipped through an imaginary daisy field last week when I read this article about the display of artifacts from the tomb of Amenhotep III (died ca. 1354 bce) in Theb ...

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You Think You Know Ancient Egypt?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Karl Cole

At first glance this small sculpture would lead the viewer to believe that it was firmly within the realm of ancient Egyptian art. It actually belongs to a culture that bordered dynastic Egypt, and tw ...

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Art History Déja Vu?

Monday, January 24, 2011 | Karl Cole

Do you ever stop and wonder if there really isn’t anything new in subject matter or style in art? Sometimes I stop and look at what I’m painting and think: “Why bother, landscape&rsq ...

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Beautiful Blue

Monday, July 26, 2010 | Karl Cole

When one thinks “ancient Egyptian art,” pyramids and mummies usually pop into one’s mind. Not mine (as you might know). Several years ago I went to the Museum of Art at the Rhode Isl ...

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