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Peruvian Splendor

Monday, December 12, 2016 | Karl Cole

If you are one of those folks (I’m not) who believe that the highest point in aesthetics was attained in the art of ancient Greece and Rome, then you probably do consider the period after the do ...

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The Wari

Monday, July 8, 2013 | Karl Cole

Recently a royal tomb of the Andean Wari culture was excavated in Peru about 175 miles north of Lima. It contained the mummified bodies of 57 royal women and 6 female servants (assumed sacrificed). Th ...

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Women's History Month 2012 IV

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Karl Cole

To wind up Women’s History Month, I’ve brought you a work of art from women who are largely ignored by art history books: weavers. Weaving is an ancient tradition, especially among First N ...

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Ancient Peruvian Fiber Art

Monday, May 11, 2009 | Karl Cole

Over the years, I have gone through periods of intense fascination for a variety of art forms. Have you ever found yourself thinking, “If I weren’t a painter, I’d be a glass artist&r ...

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