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National Pear Month

Monday, December 21, 2020 | Karl Cole

In 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared December as “National Pear Month.” I did not realize that pears have as much potassium as bananas. And they are certainly interesting a ...

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National Plant a Flower Day

Friday, March 9, 2018 | Karl Cole

Not only is it National Women’s [Art] History Month, but Monday is National Plant a Flower Day. Due to the two major nor’easters that have rocked the Northeast, I would like to feature a h ...

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The Artistic Legacy of Conquest, part 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

This week's look at Spanish Colonial art continues, inspired by the exhibit Highest Heaven, currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum. ...

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The Winter Sads Call for Art

Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Karl Cole

Even though the weather hasn’t been that bad this winter in New England (yet), I still have a major case of the sads for warm weather. What we do to beat the sads is travel 40 minutes into Bosto ...

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Survey No. 6: The 1600s

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Karl Cole

I think an alternate term for art of the 1600s is needed other than “Baroque.” Baroque is the established stylistic term for the period roughly 1600–1750 in Western art. The term com ...

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The Brueghel (Bruegel) Family

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | Karl Cole

Having ancestry in northern Europe (Switzerland), I naturally gravitated toward Northern Renaissance art in college. I’m particularly fond of Flemish artists, because they reflect a similar unva ...

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New Acquisitions: Yucky Still Life?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | Karl Cole

I’ve decided to dedicate my June posts to a series highlighting new images in Davis Art Images’ digital collection that have either blown me away, or, in the least, charmed me. Whenever I ...

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Earliest Poet of the Americas

Monday, March 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

When we in the West think of people who take religious orders, we usually think of vows of poverty, self-denial, and a life devoted to prayer and contemplation. We don’t expect the religious lif ...

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