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Gem of the Month: Lotus Ten-Panel Screen

Monday, January 23, 2023 | Karl Cole

In observance of National Korean American Day, which occurred on Friday, January 13th, I dedicate the January Gem of the Month to the singular beauty of Korean art through the centuries. Korean art co ...

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Romance Awareness Month 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022 | Karl Cole

I happen to be a romantic slob at heart, and when the subject of “romance” comes up, works of art that I think characterize the concept naturally spring to mind. The following works may no ...

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Global Sleep Under the Stars Night: Henri Rousseau

Monday, August 8, 2022 | Karl Cole

This unusual national day (or night, rather), Global Sleep Under the Starts Night, was founded in 2020 to encourage people around the world to experience the same night sky. Of course, we don’t ...

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The Essence of Essence

Monday, August 3, 2015 | Karl Cole

I’ve been reading manifestos by several early modernist artists from Europe recently (Kandinsky, Boccioni, Doesburg), and a recurring thought comes out in all of their writings. It is the idea t ...

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Art at the Beach

Monday, August 12, 2013 | Karl Cole

This week I present you with one of the more witty aspects of Pop Art. Pop Art parodied American culture in all of its aspects. Naturally, beach culture and tanning would be one of them. And naturally ...

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The Brueghel (Bruegel) Family

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | Karl Cole

Having ancestry in northern Europe (Switzerland), I naturally gravitated toward Northern Renaissance art in college. I’m particularly fond of Flemish artists, because they reflect a similar unva ...

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Three Friends of Winter

Monday, December 27, 2010 | Karl Cole

I’m celebrating the beginning of winter by showing you an image that goes along with the "Looking and Learning" theme for December in our SchoolArts magazine: Stories. I don’t re ...

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Tradition Meets Contemporary

Monday, June 7, 2010 | Karl Cole

Art history geeks like me often like to ponder some of the conundrums of art history as pertaining to cross-cultural phenomena. The US effectively quashed Native American cultures during the 1800s, ev ...

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