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June Birthday Boy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Karl Cole

John Constable’s birthday is June 11th, and I never miss an excuse to feature a brilliant landscape painter who has inspired my own painting. But, instead of featuring The Hay Wain, which is in ...

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Art History Survey, A New Slant, No. 8: The 1800s: A Different Take on Neoclassicism

Monday, January 5, 2015 | Karl Cole

Art is produced steadily on a second-by-second basis throughout the world. In our art history survey, we are now entering the 1800s, a period in world history when the influence of art from non-Wester ...

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Happy Fourth of July!

Monday, July 7, 2014 | Karl Cole

I’m celebrating the 4th of July by showing you one of the many portraits Gilbert Stuart did of our first president, George Washington. I hate to be an overly sappy art historian, but one of my s ...

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Happy 4th!, But, Let's Think About the Wildfires in the West

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Karl Cole

I wish all of you a Happy Fourth of July! In celebrating living in the awesome United States of America, I would like to take time to focus your attention on the wildfires in the West, particularly Co ...

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African American Month 2012 IV

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Karl Cole

In recent weeks, we have explored African American artists who were self-taught, and one who is contemporary and explores the background of black people in American culture. This week we will explore ...

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Picturesque Eldercare

Monday, May 10, 2010 | Karl Cole

I present to you yet another example that disproves the conventional wisdom that “one can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I had another one of my “eureka!” moments this w ...

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A Taste for the "Exotic"?

Monday, April 12, 2010 | Karl Cole

Having blossomed into teen-hood in the 1970s, I often like to compare some of the “art” that emerged in the 19th century with the 1970s. It’s like, “what were they thinking?&rd ...

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Revivalist Architecture

Monday, February 1, 2010 | Karl Cole

Have you ever thought about the way “keeping up with the Jones’” applies to art? There’s probably never been a time in the history of art when patrons of art haven’t want ...

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