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Kimono Patterns and Ukiyo-e Prints

Monday, April 26, 2021 | Karl Cole

The Worcester Art Museum is hosting a fascinating exhibit tying kimono design and its importance in the ukiyo-e print aesthetic. Ukiyo-e, meaning “images of the floating (i.e. transient physical ...

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Color for a Winter Cheer Up

Monday, January 20, 2014 | Karl Cole

What better way to enhance the long winter chill than to look at COLOR! ...

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My Mask Mania

Monday, April 29, 2013 | Karl Cole

Thanks to Steven Tatum at Virginia Tech for educating me about African masks, an art form I’ve long been fascinated by. The variety of forms and uses boggles my Western European accustomed mind! ...

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Pattern and Decoration

Monday, January 11, 2010 | Karl Cole

In one of my weekly (geekly?) “holy cow!” epiphany moments, I came across this gorgeous specimen from the Brooklyn Museum of Art by Joyce Kozloff. Not only do I love the work of Kozloff be ...

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