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Don't Look Now...

Monday, December 11, 2017 | Karl Cole

I may be a broken record on the subject, but in my virtual art history wanderings, I come across so many artists who have been significant in some aspect of the history of art, and yet they are not ge ...

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An African Photographer

Monday, October 18, 2010 | Karl Cole

In looking at the history of art, I always try to appreciate art that is under-appreciated. Photography has been accepted as an art form since the early 20th century, although is it rarely studied out ...

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Unique Artist of His Time

Monday, August 9, 2010 | Karl Cole

I generally find myself drawn to the work of artists whose names are not routinely discussed in the House of Art History. Adolf Dehn is one of those artists. I find the period between World War I (191 ...

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Pattern and Decoration

Monday, January 11, 2010 | Karl Cole

In one of my weekly (geekly?) “holy cow!” epiphany moments, I came across this gorgeous specimen from the Brooklyn Museum of Art by Joyce Kozloff. Not only do I love the work of Kozloff be ...

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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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Modern Furniture Design

Friday, June 26, 2009 | Karl Cole

When I was in graduate school, I was extremely fortunate to be a TA (teaching assistant) to the Furniture art historian. What a learning experience that was! As an art history major, I tended to think ...

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