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A Bridge

Monday, September 28, 2015 | Karl Cole

The impression a reader gets from some surveys of art history, unfortunately, is that one artistic movement ends and another picks up in a totally different direction. We know this is not true when we ...

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Ode to Wood

Monday, May 5, 2014 | Karl Cole

The Davis Art Gallery just opened a show called “All About Wood.” In that spirit, I’m showing you one of my favorite wood pieces. Several years ago at a Christmas party we played an ...

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Pop Art, Again!

Monday, August 19, 2013 | Karl Cole

While American art was “discovering” abstraction in the years immediately following World War II (1939–1945), Britain was exploring new territory. Their experience with abstraction h ...

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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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Have We Seen This Before?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Karl Cole

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’m not a big fan of stylistic labels. However, I do like investigating interesting similarities in artists’ works from different periods. The ...

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What is "Contemporary Art"?

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Karl Cole

What comes to mind when you think “contemporary art”?  I find it interesting that Picasso and Abstract Expressionism are still considered, by some, to be “contemporary” in ...

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