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Bauhaus Master

Monday, December 6, 2010 | Karl Cole

I’ve come across this gorgeous work by an artist who should be one of the major features in any textbook concerning not only the history of art, but also of design. Herbert Bayer was a true pion ...

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American Domestic

Monday, August 16, 2010 | Karl Cole

When I lived in Chicago, I would take frequent walks around the various neighborhoods to scope out the gorgeous late 1800s and early 1900s domestic architecture. I would habitually develop Archit ...

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Tradition Meets Contemporary

Monday, June 7, 2010 | Karl Cole

Art history geeks like me often like to ponder some of the conundrums of art history as pertaining to cross-cultural phenomena. The US effectively quashed Native American cultures during the 1800s, ev ...

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East-West Influence

Monday, January 18, 2010 | Karl Cole

In keeping with my constant grousing about the Western obsession with the influence of Classical and Renaissance art on subsequent periods in Western art history, I would like to focus on a period whe ...

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Art in Everyday Life

Monday, November 16, 2009 | Karl Cole

While looking at images for the revision of one of our books, I came across an image of a metal pitcher from the 1930s. It had such clean, modern lines that it could easily be mistaken for a contempor ...

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American Pre-Raphaelite

Monday, October 26, 2009 | Karl Cole

I always like to examine artists who are not written about in a major way in art historical publications (maybe because I’m a painter who will NEVER be written about in ANY art history textbook) ...

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Bamboo Artist

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | Karl Cole

Okay, so I’m having “holy cow” moments more often these days! I came across this fabulous sculpture while scanning new images from the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. I never ev ...

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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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Wearable Art

Monday, August 24, 2009 | Karl Cole

By now you are probably aware that I am more than uncomfortable with the word "craft" when it comes to a myriad of art forms outside of painting, sculpture, and architecture. I've already ra ...

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"Anonymous" Artists

Monday, August 3, 2009 | Karl Cole

While visiting Cape Cod last weekend, I painted with my friend Erika and produced two little landscapes in acrylic. When I got home I thought, “Geez, where am I going to put these?” M ...

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