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An Art Ode to Labor Day Week, part 3

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Karl Cole

I often marvel at how hard producers of the TV show M*A*S*H tried to faithfully depict everyday life in Korea. Of course, looking at this scene from the turn of the 1800s is an unfair comparison to 19 ...

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Art History Survey, A New Slant, No. 11: The 1800s: The (Relatively) Unknown Impressionists

Monday, January 26, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art in the 1800s brought us the terms Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism, covered in my New Slant on Art History. The second half of the century saw a major shift in how artists used art to portr ...

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Another Pioneering American Woman Artist

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Karl Cole

Considering how hard it was for women to be accepted as artists (in the US) in the 1800s, and considering that it was frowned upon for them to attend art schools, it still amazes me how many women bec ...

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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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Happy Thanksgiving: Pioneer of American Genre

Monday, November 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving with a bountiful kitchen scene from 19th century America! This really isn’t going to be about a “woman’s domain” or “only women cook&rd ...

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