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Sōsaku hanga

Monday, June 14, 2010 | Karl Cole

It never fails to amaze me how certain “facts” in the history of art are true no matter what culture we examine. Fact: up until the early 20th century certain art forms, subject matter, an ...

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Japanese Art Nouveau

Monday, May 24, 2010 | Karl Cole

As long as I talked about Japanese art last week, I might as well stay in Japan after coming across this gem in our digital collection. Years ago someone talked about the earth being a global village. ...

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East-West Influence

Monday, January 18, 2010 | Karl Cole

In keeping with my constant grousing about the Western obsession with the influence of Classical and Renaissance art on subsequent periods in Western art history, I would like to focus on a period whe ...

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Hiroshige Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 28, 2009 | Karl Cole

Since we’re in the midst of “The Holidays,” I thought I would show you all a nice snow scene (as if we haven’t had enough so far this month on the East Coast). Now, I’m t ...

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Northern Renaissance Engraver

Monday, November 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

I like showing you works from the Renaissance period in Northern Europe. This is partly because my mother was Swiss and I wrote my master’s thesis about a Swiss Renaissance painter (yes, Switzer ...

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Mannerism Ars Medica

Monday, August 10, 2009 | Karl Cole

With all the talk about health care reform these days, I thought it would be fun to take a look at how people in the past viewed the health care field, in art of course: apparently not that differentl ...

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4th of July

Monday, July 6, 2009 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July (I know I’m late) than by presenting a classic work of American realism? I’ve always had a soft spot for the realism that dominated art during ...

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American Poster Design

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Karl Cole

Did you know that the second half of the nineteenth century saw more printed matter produced than ever before? The last two decades of the nineteenth century was the last era during which printed matt ...

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