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Lacquer

Monday, June 17, 2013 | Karl Cole

The art of lacquer has long fascinated me. When I was in an Asian Art seminar in college (decades ago), I learned that ancient Chinese bodies coated in lacquer still had supple skin. Now that’s ...

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The Windsor Connection

Monday, June 10, 2013 | Karl Cole

My nephew just repainted our kitchen table and chairs. It occurred to me that the chairs are modern day versions of the Windsor chair. Our chairs even have the elegant h-stretcher joining the legs, an ...

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Another Facet of Forgotten Art History

Monday, April 22, 2013 | Karl Cole

Like women artists, African American artists have been neglected in the major art history survey texts, especially when it comes to pre-emancipation. I am always delighted to have an epiphany about an ...

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East-West Influence, Revisited

Monday, March 11, 2013 | Karl Cole

When one thinks of “influence” concerning Asian and Western art, one tends to think of Western inroads into traditional Asian styles and subject matter. However, Western art has been influ ...

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Weddin'

Monday, September 10, 2012 | Karl Cole

Since I got married over the weekend, I thought I’d present to you something you’re probably not used to seeing: a wedding dress in brown (no, I’m not wearing a dress at my wedding!) ...

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The Art of Fiber

Monday, May 21, 2012 | Karl Cole

The Davis Art Gallery is currently holding a show called The Art of Fiber. It has always interested me that fiber arts were considered a “minor art.” It is one of the oldest art forms next ...

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More Art in Everyday

Monday, April 30, 2012 | Karl Cole

I think one of the most fascinating areas that reflect aesthetics in everyday objects is furniture design. For a few centuries, furniture design was predicated on accommodating the human form based on ...

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Guess What? An artist in Wood

Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Karl Cole

Have I ever indicated to you how much I despise the word “craft,” “decorative art,” or “minor art” to categorize something outside of the realm of painting-sculptur ...

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Looking at Stained Glass

Monday, December 12, 2011 | Karl Cole

Stained glass is predominantly a Western art form. When we think of stained glass, we think of Gothic cathedrals, right? Stained glass is believed to have originated from Byzantine (ca. 500 –145 ...

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Organic Meets Technology

Monday, November 7, 2011 | Karl Cole

When one thinks of museums that have significant collections of modern design, one inevitably thinks of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Cooper Hewitt in New York; or the Wolfsonian in Florida. ...

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