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Women's History Month 2012 II

Monday, March 12, 2012 | Karl Cole

Last week I featured a woman who was a member of the first generation of Japanese women admitted into art schools, the coveted guild of ceramic artists in particular. I featured a Japanese woman artis ...

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A Great Tradition Endures

Monday, March 5, 2012 | Karl Cole

As I’ve written before, ceramic arts in Japan are among the oldest on Earth, dating back to the Jomon Culture (dates to ca. 11000 BCE, flourished ca. 3000 – 200 BCE). The reason I bring up ...

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Women's History Month 2011 IV

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Karl Cole

For my last posting for Women’s History Month, I am leaving you with what has to be my all time favorite painting in the Worcester Art Museum. It is well worth the climb up three flights of stai ...

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Women's History Month 2011 III

Monday, March 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

If you have been following this blog you probably know I am particularly fond of investigating artists who are completely new to me or whom many of you may not have heard of. So, for the last two week ...

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Women's History Month 2011 II

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Karl Cole

I have always held the belief that there has been no period in history when women did not play significant roles as artists. Traditional western art history texts just failed to mention women who were ...

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Women's History Month 2011 I

Monday, March 7, 2011 | Karl Cole

Let’s kick off Women’s History Month by celebrating women printmakers. I’m a big fan of contemporary printmaking and how artists push the boundaries of the medium, especially since m ...

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Earliest Poet of the Americas

Monday, March 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

When we in the West think of people who take religious orders, we usually think of vows of poverty, self-denial, and a life devoted to prayer and contemplation. We don’t expect the religious lif ...

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Pioneer Japanese Woman Artist

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | Karl Cole

Every year when March rolls around, I start to yearn for spring. What better way to celebrate that yearning than by presenting an artwork with spring as the subject matter? ...

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