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Hierarchical Size

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Karl Cole

Hierarchy is the level of importance allotted to an object, or, for the sake of this posting, a person. Hierarchical size deals with the principle of design known as proportion. Proportion has to do w ...

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Spiritual Color

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Karl Cole

The persistence of types of artworks through the centuries always fascinates me. While materials may vary, the artwork still serves the same purpose. Before air conditioning, I’m sure fans were ...

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Sous-Verre Painting

Monday, March 10, 2014 | Karl Cole

I once watched an artist in Switzerland do a reverse painting on glass, and the technique amazed me. As an artist, one is thinking in reverse, literally painting details and foreground first, then mid ...

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African American History Month 2014 I

Monday, February 10, 2014 | Karl Cole

I’m always excited when I learn about a new artist! I’d never heard of Kermit Oliver, but discovered his story when we acquired an image of his work from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. ...

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New Year New Art

Friday, January 10, 2014 | Karl Cole

To start off the new year, I present to you two artists who we are now featured at the Davis Art Gallery in a dual exhibition entitled Unearthed: Emily and Robb Sandagata. Watch them talk about their ...

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Fantasy Christmas Present III

Monday, December 23, 2013 | Karl Cole

I love miniatures from early American art! I dearly want a miniature of myself hanging from my loved one’s keychain as a Christmas present! However, miniature artists are few and far betwee ...

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Gettysburg Address and Art of Wartime

Monday, November 25, 2013 | Karl Cole

Last week was the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, a ten-sentence ode to the fallen of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863, of the Civil War (1861–1865). The death toll was more than 51,0 ...

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Holy Cats!

Monday, October 14, 2013 | Karl Cole

I’m always interested in how important of a role domesticated animals have played in the history of art, particularly in the sphere of funerary art. They almost always take on a protective or st ...

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Art at the Beach

Monday, August 12, 2013 | Karl Cole

This week I present you with one of the more witty aspects of Pop Art. Pop Art parodied American culture in all of its aspects. Naturally, beach culture and tanning would be one of them. And naturally ...

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Vacation

Monday, July 29, 2013 | Karl Cole

Since vacation is on everyone’s mind now that summer is in full swing, let’s just look at works of art that spout vacation, special day off, or festival. And, yes, this can be an art histo ...

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