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World Watercolor Month

Friday, July 8, 2016 | Karl Cole

July is World Watercolor Month. I’m always happy to celebrate a medium in which I am really not terribly good. I have a feeling it’s because I’m an impatient Virgo who can’t st ...

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German American Heritage Month

Monday, October 5, 2015 | Karl Cole

The more things change, etc. I get really irritated with people who say in speeches that immigrants to the US should “speak American.” For one thing, “American” isn’t a l ...

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National Ocean Awareness Week

Monday, April 6, 2015 | Karl Cole

With the arctic ice flows melting and the oceans rising because of climate change, we should call April 4th thorugh 10th Hey, Wake Up and Pay Attention to the Ocean Week. Needless to say, the oceans a ...

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5 Days and Counting

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Karl Cole

Here is a gorgeous little John Singer Sargent work to stoke your Spring Fever. You know, I never come across a Sargent watercolor I don’t like. Just looking at this beautiful work makes me feel ...

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Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2012 | Karl Cole

I’m not big into the whole commercial Christmas thing, but I am into Christmas trees. In the spirit of that, I offer you one of my favorite paintings of trees. Granted, it’s not loaded wit ...

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Celebrating Back-to-School

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Karl Cole

My nieces and nephew return to school this week, and I thought we should celebrate with an image of school in American art. With a twist, of course. I’ve written about Winslow Homer before in th ...

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New Acquisitions: Yucky Still Life?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | Karl Cole

I’ve decided to dedicate my June posts to a series highlighting new images in Davis Art Images’ digital collection that have either blown me away, or, in the least, charmed me. Whenever I ...

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Women's History Month 2011 II

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Karl Cole

I have always held the belief that there has been no period in history when women did not play significant roles as artists. Traditional western art history texts just failed to mention women who were ...

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Unique Artist of His Time

Monday, August 9, 2010 | Karl Cole

I generally find myself drawn to the work of artists whose names are not routinely discussed in the House of Art History. Adolf Dehn is one of those artists. I find the period between World War I (191 ...

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Celebrate Spring with Art

Monday, May 3, 2010 | Karl Cole

Now that spring is busting out all over (finally), I thought we’d celebrate it with this gorgeous little piece from the Brooklyn Museum. It’s one of my favorites in my little mental art mu ...

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