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Puerto Rican Colonial Art

Monday, September 14, 2009 | Karl Cole

In the US we tend to think of John Singleton Copley, John Smibert, and Charles Willson Peale when the words “colonial art” come up. There is, however, another rich and fascinating world of ...

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Incan Painting of the Colonial Period

Monday, July 27, 2009 | Karl Cole

Last Saturday night, I started a new landscape painting by doing a sketch in linseed oil-thinned oil paint. You’ve read about my art historian geekhood on this blog, but now you’ll hear ab ...

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Earliest Poet of the Americas

Monday, March 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

When we in the West think of people who take religious orders, we usually think of vows of poverty, self-denial, and a life devoted to prayer and contemplation. We don’t expect the religious lif ...

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Spanish Colonial Portraiture

Monday, February 2, 2009 | Karl Cole

When we think of portraiture in the “New World,” we usually tend to think of John Singleton Copley and Charles Willson Peale in the US. However, there was a thriving artistic milieu in the ...

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