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Respect for the Aged Day 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 | Karl Cole

The concept of filial piety (reverence for one’s elders) has been deeply ingrained in many cultures around the world for forever. At one time this may have been the case in the West, but the obs ...

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Importance of Portraits IV

Monday, September 20, 2010 | Karl Cole

Yes, I’m including a doggie portrait in my ongoing ode to the portrait. Whether a dog, cat, bird, squirrel, ermine, or fish, animals have been part of portraiture in western art since the reviva ...

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African American Pioneer Artist

Friday, February 13, 2009 | Karl Cole

I’m going to follow up my rant about American Primitive painting from last week’s blog with a tribute to another such painter. It is also my tribute to African American History month. Who ...

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American "Primitive"

Monday, February 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

Did you ever wonder about the stylistic term “American Primitive?” Well, I have. “Primitive” is usually a term used in Western art to describe an aesthetic that is not sophisti ...

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