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National Arts in Education Week 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021 | Karl Cole

How quickly we forget that, up until the late 1800s, going to the local museum to copy “masterpieces” of past art and training under a male relative who was a professional artist were ...

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Postcards and Modernization in Japan

Monday, June 15, 2009 | Karl Cole

When we in the West think of a “postcard,” we usually think of a note from Aunt Suzie on her vacation in Atlantic City or a card with a picture of a church my brother visited while going a ...

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What Is Realism?

Monday, June 1, 2009 | Karl Cole

American art has always been characterized by a strong reverence for realism, from the early colonial portraits by artists such as John Singleton Copley, through the Hudson River School, and into the ...

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