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Daylight Savings Time Gone: Dusk in Art

Monday, November 4, 2019 | Karl Cole

Daylight savings time ended this past weekend. Everyone is moaning about leaving work when it’s dark. I’m here to prove that there is beauty in the early onset of darkness…with beau ...

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The Receptive Eye

Monday, March 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

Every now and then one comes across an artist who tends to get bypassed in art history books. Obviously, those books can’t cover every artist that participated in significant art movements. So, ...

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Don't Look Now...

Monday, December 11, 2017 | Karl Cole

I may be a broken record on the subject, but in my virtual art history wanderings, I come across so many artists who have been significant in some aspect of the history of art, and yet they are not ge ...

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A Prescription

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Karl Cole

It was rainy and damp in New England for quite some time in October. My prescription for the rainy blues is color (and art history, of course).  ...

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A True "Renaissance" Person

Monday, August 8, 2016 | Karl Cole

I was recently reading about Herbert Bayer and realized what a treasure this artist has been! I always appreciated his Bauhaus years and his contributions to graphic design, but, I had really never in ...

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What's New is Old: Op Art

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Karl Cole

I was a child in the 1960s, so I don’t really remember the Op Art phenomenon. However, my last year in high school, our art teacher had us do a drawing in pastels that emulated Op Art. I still h ...

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Bauhaus Master

Monday, December 6, 2010 | Karl Cole

I’ve come across this gorgeous work by an artist who should be one of the major features in any textbook concerning not only the history of art, but also of design. Herbert Bayer was a true pion ...

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