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Woodcuts Like Paintings

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Karl Cole

My significant other and I just had a redo of our vacation in Provincetown that did not end up happening in July. So, in honor of that, I’m presenting Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), a tr ...

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Happy African American [Art] History Month III

Monday, February 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

Whenever you’ve got a massive case of the “sads” in winter, it’s always helpful to seek color to give you a lift. What am I saying? Even if you don’t have a case of the s ...

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Happy African American [Art] History Month

Monday, February 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

I have decided to apply officially to change the name of one of this month’s official designations to include African American Art History Month (although I haven’t really). When ...

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It's Summer

Monday, June 27, 2016 | Karl Cole

It seems that every year it takes longer and longer for summer to get here. Then when it does get here, it’s gone in a flash! I can’t think of anything bad to say about summer, well, excep ...

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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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African American History Month III: Abstraction

Monday, February 18, 2013 | Karl Cole

Sam Gilliam is one of my favorite artists because of his explorations of color. He is famous for his draped, splattered, unframed canvases with a gorgeous appreciation for color. I’m always curi ...

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Happy Festive Days

Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Karl Cole

In Switzerland, the time between Christmas and New Year is called Feschttage, which I guess could loosely translate to holidays. I prefer to think of it as festive days. In that spirit, ...

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New Acquisitions Month: Translating Painting to Silkscreen

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 | Karl Cole

Although I wrote a master’s thesis on Swiss Renaissance art, since then (I’m not saying how long ago that was!) I have become a big fan of the New York School that bloomed immediately foll ...

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African American History Month IV – Abstraction

Monday, February 28, 2011 | Karl Cole

To close out African American History month, I’d like to explore an aspect of the African American contribution to art that is somewhat sidelined: abstraction. When the term “African Ameri ...

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Contemporary Colorist

Monday, November 8, 2010 | Karl Cole

Since most autumn foliage colors are waning, I thought I’d provide you with some eye candy of color in the form of a gorgeous painting, and an artist I just recently learned about. I’ve be ...

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