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Monday, April 4, 2011 | Karl Cole

Today’s post is about my epiphany of the week. In a previous post I introduced you to the early 1900s phenomenon in Japanese woodblock prints called sosaku hanga. That was the continuation of th ...

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Korean Folk Art

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Karl Cole

Every culture in history all over our planet has produced folk art, i.e. art intended for the everyday person, rather than wealthy or noble patrons. Although similar to so-called “primitive&rdqu ...

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Greco-Roman Influence in Buddhist Art

Friday, September 12, 2008 | Karl Cole

The influence of Greco-Roman art is still present in Western art. What examples of Greco-Roman influence can you think of in the art of other parts of the world? And why do you think the influence is ...

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