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Happy Birthday Pioneer Cubist/Surrealist

Monday, January 22, 2018 | Karl Cole

I always like to celebrate artists who show a wide variety of stylistic exploration. Francis Picabia is certainly one of them. ...

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A True "Renaissance" Person

Monday, August 8, 2016 | Karl Cole

I was recently reading about Herbert Bayer (1900–1985, US, born Austria) and realized what a treasure this artist has been! I always appreciated his Bauhaus years and his contributions to graphi ...

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An Intriguing Aspect of "American Scene Painting"

Monday, June 8, 2015 | Karl Cole

One super-prime example of why it is often unwise to stick with labels for artists’ styles is the term “Painters of the American Scene,” or “American Scene Painting.” Thi ...

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New Year New Art

Friday, January 10, 2014 | Karl Cole

To start off the new year, I present to you two young artists who we are now featured at the Davis Art Gallery in a dual exhibition entitled Unearthed: Emily and Robb Sandagata. Watch them talk about ...

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An Ode to "Swiss"

Monday, November 18, 2013 | Karl Cole

I just returned from a week in Switzerland to visit family. Walking through their churches—stripped of all sculpture, painting, and Biblical stained glass because of the Reformation’s frow ...

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New Acquisitions Month: An American Surrealist

Monday, June 27, 2011 | Karl Cole

I close out my Month of New Acquisitions with a pioneer American modernist. Pioneer because she was exploring avant-garde art at a time in America that it was not popular. ...

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