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African American History Month 2020 V

Friday, February 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

Contemporary African American artists use diverse techniques, ideas, and the history of African Americans in works of art that speak in new and exciting ways, including these works from the 1980s and ...

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Turning

Monday, September 24, 2018 | Karl Cole

My reference to the word “Turning” has to do with the changing colors of leaves in the now-upon-us autumn season. Instead of focusing—in gloomy fashion—on the end of summer, ho ...

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Women's History Month 2017 IV

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Karl Cole

I think a grossly under-spotlighted artist is Beverly Pepper, so today she is the Women’s History Month featured artist. I love her huge primary structures that are so elegant and simple. I have ...

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What's in a Snake? part 4

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Karl Cole

For the last post in my Snakes in Art series, I’ll take a look at modern sculpture. This is a neutral snake, neither sinister nor benign. Like a piece from 1961, Willy, Snake is Out references c ...

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A Consistent Concretist

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | Karl Cole

I recently learned about an artist who turned 100 this past may. Turning 100 is fabulous, and even more fabulous is discovering that this artist was ahead of her time stylistically in painting, but di ...

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Color, Color, Color: Peter Halley

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Karl Cole

I know that the art historical term Post-Modern is meant to designate art after the “modernist” period (starting in the early 1900s and ending in the 1960s). But, that really doesn&rs ...

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African American History Month 2012 III

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Karl Cole

We’ve discussed self-taught art, nineteenth-century academic art, and contemporary issue-oriented art in relation to African American History Month. Let’s now talk about black art that has ...

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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: Classic Minimalism

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

My fascination with modernism (doesn’t that term sound old-fashioned)—let me rephrase that—forward-thinking art never seems to diminish. Call me lucky (I think I am), but as we add n ...

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Women's History Month 2011 III

Monday, March 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

If you have been following this blog you probably know I am particularly fond of investigating artists who are completely new to me or whom many of you may not have heard of. So, for the last two week ...

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