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Black History Month: Hale Woodruff

Monday, February 5, 2024 | Karl Cole

Let’s celebrate Black artists who have brought beauty into the world through their art. This week, I’m sharing the stunning watercolors of Hale Woodruff. Since I find watercolor to be a ve ...

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Happy New Year: Kamisaka Sekka

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 | Karl Cole

What better way to wish "Happy New Year" to all than with a beautiful painting of the sacred Mount Fuji! ...

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Winter with Edward Willis Redfield

Monday, December 18, 2023 | Karl Cole

Showing this painting at the beginning of winter is wishful thinking in New England, as we are probably not going to see snow in any great amounts before the end of the year. But the beginning of wint ...

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It's Still Autumn: Noguchi Shōhin

Monday, December 4, 2023 | Karl Cole

It may feel like winter, but technically it’s still autumn until the 21st of December. I like nothing better than celebrating autumn—my favorite season in New England—with an artist ...

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The Week of Weir

Monday, August 28, 2023 | Karl Cole

Since I’m always a sucker for American Impressionism, I’ve chosen one of my favorites for the closing week of August: Julian Alden Weir. His birthday is the 30th of August, so let’s ...

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Summertime with John Henry Twachtman

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | Karl Cole

I know that summer started in June, but I always feel as if summer isn’t really here until the 4th of July weekend. Let's rejoice over that fact with an artist who is often left out of  ...

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The Van Gogh of America: Birger Sandzén

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Karl Cole

As we celebrate the 4th of July and what it is supposed to represent, I present to you an artist who was an immigrant and had a big impact on American art and art education: Birger Sandzén. He ...

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Spring Is in the Air

Monday, April 5, 2021 | Karl Cole

Please come on spring, that’s what I say! And what better way to anticipate the blooming and blossoming than a gorgeous impression of early spring? ...

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Being Thankful for Art

Monday, November 23, 2020 | Karl Cole

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to be grateful for the gifts with which we’ve been endowed in life, not gluttony. One of the things I’m eternally grateful for is the many, many, many ...

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Rethinking Classicism Part 3

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | Karl Cole

My Rethinking Classicism series continues with landscapes of the Southern Song style. The early Song period (900s CE) witnessed the rise of a great school of landscape painting that endured as the mea ...

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