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I See Green!

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Karl Cole

No, I’m not seeing “green” as in a stack of cash or a salad on my supper plate. We had a recent snow melt, and I actually saw grass that looked greenish. In mid-winter, that’s ...

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Sister-in-Law/Beautiful Landscape

Monday, November 13, 2017 | Karl Cole

My sister-in-law Stacy's birthday coming up on the fourteenth of November. She’s a beautiful person both inside and out. Since I couldn’t find any “sister-in-law” works of art ...

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Tree Memories

Monday, November 6, 2017 | Karl Cole

Meet my new “find”: the awesome painter Rodney Taylor. As a Virgo, I do not routinely paint totally from memory. While a memory can evoke very specific imagery, it is often affected by emo ...

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It's All in the Title

Monday, February 16, 2015 | Karl Cole

The words “melting snow” probably sound pretty good to most people who live in the northeast US. As a transplanted Midwesterner, snow doesn’t really phase me, but I must say, this ye ...

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Survey No. 11: Unknown Impressionists

Monday, January 26, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art in the 1800s brought us the terms Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism, covered in my New Slant on Art History. The second half of the century saw a major shift in how artists used art to portr ...

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Survey No. 8: Neoclassicism

Monday, January 5, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art is produced steadily on a second-by-second basis throughout the world. In our art history survey, we are now entering the 1800s, a period in world history when the influence of art from non-Wester ...

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Survey No. 5: 1400s/1500s II

Friday, December 12, 2014 | Karl Cole

Sometimes I wonder if, unfortunately, most Westerners only know about Korea in relation to that unfortunate war in the 1950s or because of contemporary politics in North Korea. This is yet anothe ...

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Saturated Autumn Color

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Karl Cole

I know I showed a Japanese artist’s work last week, but I got so excited when I came across this woodcut print that I just had to share it with you. It’s a perfect example of saturation&nb ...

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Americans Abroad

Monday, May 19, 2014 | Karl Cole

This offering is not so much about Americans abroad as it is for my admiration of any artist who can work in pastels. I’ve mentioned in a previous post how I always longed to become pr ...

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Autumn

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Karl Cole

Being a painter who loves to paint landscapes, my inclination when summer turns into fall is to show a painting, naturally. And, in my mind, no artists captured Autumn better than the artists of the H ...

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The Simplified Landscape

Monday, May 6, 2013 | Karl Cole

The genre of the simplified (abstracted) landscape has been around a loooonnnnnng time. In particular, I think of the dreamy, suggestive landscapes of Chinese artists from as early as the Song dynasty ...

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Sinking of the Titanic Anniversary

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Karl Cole

The 15th of April was the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. In order not to dwell on that morbid subject (but to relate it to art) I’m showing you all one of a series of paintings ...

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African American History Month 2013 II

Monday, February 11, 2013 | Karl Cole

In art history, generally, we tend to regard African American art as having its first significant period during the Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1918–1935). Like many periods in art history—jus ...

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Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2012 | Karl Cole

I’m not big into the whole commercial Christmas thing, but I am into Christmas trees. In the spirit of that, I offer you one of my favorite paintings of trees. Granted, it’s not loaded wit ...

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Thoughts About Abstraction

Monday, July 30, 2012 | Karl Cole

Abstraction is any art that does not represent observed aspects of nature or transforms visible forms into a stylized image. Another definition (which I prefer) is that abstraction is the extreme simp ...

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African American History Month 2012 IV

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Karl Cole

In recent weeks, we have explored African American artists who were self-taught, and one who is contemporary and explores the background of black people in American culture. This week we will explore ...

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