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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 Month: 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 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 of Art. It’s one of my favorites in my little mental ...

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American Pre-Raphaelite

Monday, October 26, 2009 | Karl Cole

I always like to examine artists who are not written about in a major way in art historical publications (maybe because I’m a painter who will NEVER be written about in ANY art history textbook) ...

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Miniature Portraits

Monday, April 27, 2009 | Karl Cole

Lynn Babineau is a marvelous artist who works at Davis Publications. As a painter, one of her specialties that I admire most is as a miniaturist. Before photography, miniature portraits, usually paint ...

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Index of American Design

Monday, February 23, 2009 | Karl Cole

I am always thinking about how art reflects what is going on in our world. Obviously, in the current recession, a lot of folks are not going to have extra money to spring for a painting or sculpture. ...

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Early American Watercolorist

Monday, January 5, 2009 | Karl Cole

Among the earliest artists who worked predominantly in watercolor in America were several women who rose to prominence. Mary Ann Willson was one of these. Imagine being an artist and basically a pione ...

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American Impressionist Watercolors

Monday, November 24, 2008 | Karl Cole

Watercolor can be a tricky medium to master because of its transparency. Maybe that’s why I stick to oils in my personal painting. But, in the right hands, watercolors can produce amazing result ...

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