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A Chicago Artist

Monday, September 17, 2012 | Karl Cole

Art from Chicago is always dear to my heart because it is my hometown. I lived there during the very fertile artistic period of the 1970s and 1980s. There were gallery openings every Friday night on H ...

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Mask for Theater

Monday, January 23, 2012 | Karl Cole

There are so many aspects of Japanese culture that I find absolutely fascinating; I could keep writing this blog for years! As with many countries around the world and throughout history, art is an in ...

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New Acquisitions: Classic Minimalism

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

My fascination with modernism (doesn’t that term sound old-fashioned)—let me rephrase that—forward-thinking art never seems to diminish. Call me lucky (I think I am), but as we add n ...

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African American History Month 2011 II

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | Karl Cole

The history of African American art is rich in its “cataloging” (for lack of a better term) of the African American experience. This was the aim of the Harlem Renaissance. The depiction of ...

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Art History Déja Vu?

Monday, January 24, 2011 | Karl Cole

Do you ever stop and wonder if there really isn’t anything new in subject matter or style in art? Sometimes I stop and look at what I’m painting and think: “Why bother, landscape&rsq ...

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A Prince of a Portrait

Monday, October 4, 2010 | Karl Cole

Of all the portraits I’ve ever come across—and believe me, I’ve been going to museums since I was a wee one—the portraiture of ancient Egypt fascinates me the most. For one thi ...

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Importance of Portraits II

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 | Karl Cole

Throughout the history of art, there have been artists, who, although they did not have a long career, established themselves as a master of a genre. That is true of early Italian Renaissance master s ...

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Importance of Portraits I

Monday, August 30, 2010 | Karl Cole

It seems unbelievable, but there are only five more weeks before this blog reaches 100 posts. To celebrate the milestone, the next five entries will focus on an important subject taught in art classro ...

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Canadian Sculptor

Monday, December 7, 2009 | Karl Cole

Among the many new museum collections we are continually adding to our digital image archive, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery of Buffalo, NY is one of my favorites. What a wonderful collection of contem ...

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Mayan Honduras

Monday, November 30, 2009 | Karl Cole

We in the western hemisphere don’t have to look very far to find a civilization that rivals that of ancient Greece and Rome. The Mayan culture in Central America thrived for almost 3000 years in ...

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