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A Still Life Pioneer

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Karl Cole

Well, we’re coming up on Thanksgiving and I want to express my thanks for many aspects of the arts. One thing I’m totally thankful for is the rich history of American art. I may not always ...

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Art Breaking the Law?

Monday, January 17, 2011 | Karl Cole

Having said last week that I’m “not a big fan of realism,” I’ll punish that thought again by showing you a work by a master realist. I just came across this work in passing, an ...

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Silhouettes

Monday, October 5, 2009 | Karl Cole

As I was strolling through the Davis Art Images archives (don’t roll your eyes, a lot of us art historians have museums of images in our head), I happened by chance upon this lovely, delicate po ...

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Korean Folk Art

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Karl Cole

Every culture in history all over our planet has produced folk art, i.e. art intended for the everyday person, rather than wealthy or noble patrons. Although similar to so-called “primitive&rdqu ...

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Miniature Portraits

Monday, April 27, 2009 | Karl Cole

Lynn Babineau is a marvelous artist who works at Davis Publications. As a painter, one of her specialties that I admire most is as a miniaturist. Before photography, miniature portraits, usually paint ...

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African American Pioneer Artist

Friday, February 13, 2009 | Karl Cole

I’m going to follow up my rant about American Primitive painting from last week’s blog with a tribute to another such painter. It is also my tribute to African American History month. Who ...

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