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Sculpture as Jewelry

Monday, July 22, 2013 | Karl Cole

As you know, I consider artists in any medium to be ARTISTS, not “artisans” or “craftspeople” or “decorative artists.” When one looks at jewelry, even if it has bee ...

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Furniture conforming to.....?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | Karl Cole

Traditionally, furniture was designed to conform to the human body and what was being worn at the time. That’s why we see low side chairs with no arms during the mid-1800s when women were wearin ...

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National Jewish American Heritage Month

Monday, May 13, 2013 | Karl Cole

As an art historian who grew up in the age of blossoming feminist art movements, one of my major disappointments has always been the significant women artists of previous movements who were not given ...

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Art on the Body: Jewelry

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Karl Cole

Jewelry is one of those art forms that had previously been lumped under the designation “craft,” which you all know I hate, or decorative arts (not much better). The consideration of jewel ...

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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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African American History Month 2012 I

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Karl Cole

There are many artists whose name is not a household word. That is particularly true for women, and African Americans. Additionally, artists who are self-taught and have a unique vision aside from mai ...

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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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Pioneer Art Educator

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Karl Cole

The late 1800s and early 1900s was an amazingly fertile period in American art. Between the 1870s and 1890s, thousands of American artists went to Europe to study art. This included the likes of ...

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Three Friends of Winter

Monday, December 27, 2010 | Karl Cole

I’m celebrating the beginning of winter by showing you an image that goes along with the "Looking and Learning" theme for December in our SchoolArts magazine: Stories. I don’t re ...

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