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American Artists Appreciation Month V

Monday, August 28, 2017 | Karl Cole

August is “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. We’ll end the celebration with two unusual interpretations of chairs. ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month IV

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Karl Cole

August is “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. Here are two artists on the “cutting edge” of their time. I’ve posted my admiration for Zoe Strauss’ ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month III

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

My series about August as “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. Here’s some art on the subject of “fish.”  ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month II

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Karl Cole

My blog series about “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. Here’s some wonderful art by Dr. Samella Lewis and Jeremiah Paul, Jr.  ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month I

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Karl Cole

August is “American Artist Appreciation Month,” so I’m rolling out some artists you may never have thought about, or seen for that matter.  ...

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Sumidagawa in July

Monday, July 24, 2017 | Karl Cole

The actual festival of Sumidagawa (“Sumida River”) occurs in Tokyo in the last week of August, but there are fireworks in Tokyo from May through August, starting with the Opening of the Su ...

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An Artist of the "Cool School"

Monday, July 17, 2017 | Karl Cole

Far too often art history texts sum up the pioneering American avant-garde of the mid-1900s with Abstract Expressionism and the New York scene. Believe it or not, there were avant-garde artists all ov ...

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It Isn't All in the Title

Monday, July 10, 2017 | Karl Cole

I’m always a sucker for color. When I see works that I’ve never seen before by an artist I’ve always admired, and they involve color, then I have a sudden Beauty Attack. When Lynda B ...

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What's New Is Old

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Karl Cole

I am a really big fan of art made from stainless steel, particularly in the field of the miscellaneous arts. Stainless steel tableware started being made early in the 1900s. At this time, Bauhaus ...

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Deceiving the Eye: An American Obsession from the Beginning

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Karl Cole

I’ve written before about the long-standing interest in extreme realism in American painting. Colonial American self-taught artists (“limners”) may not have been schooled in anatomy, ...

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