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Sōsaku Hanga

Monday, June 14, 2010 | Karl Cole

It never fails to amaze me how certain “facts” in the history of art are true no matter what culture we examine. Fact: up until the early 1900s, certain art forms, subject matter, and styl ...

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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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An Early Feminist Artist

Monday, April 5, 2010 | Karl Cole

Always on the lookout for artists who have been neglected by mainstream art history, I enjoy when a previously neglected artist finds new appreciation and reevaluation of her work. One such artist is ...

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Pictorialist Photographer

Monday, March 8, 2010 | Karl Cole

One of my favorite periods in the history of photography is from the early period, when there was a debate in artists’ circles as to whether or not photography was “fine art.” Ironic ...

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East-West Influence

Monday, January 18, 2010 | Karl Cole

In keeping with my constant grousing about the Western obsession with the influence of Classical and Renaissance art on subsequent periods in Western art history, I would like to focus on a period whe ...

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Pattern and Decoration

Monday, January 11, 2010 | Karl Cole

In one of my weekly (geekly?) “holy cow!” epiphany moments, I came across this gorgeous specimen from the Brooklyn Museum of Art by Joyce Kozloff. Not only do I love the work of Kozloff be ...

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Canadian Sculptor

Monday, December 7, 2009 | Karl Cole

Among the many new museum collections we are continually adding to our digital image archive, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery of Buffalo, NY is one of my favorites. What a wonderful collection of contem ...

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Wearable Art

Monday, August 24, 2009 | Karl Cole

By now you are probably aware that I am more than uncomfortable with the word "craft" when it comes to a myriad of art forms outside of painting, sculpture, and architecture. I've already ra ...

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"Anonymous" Artists

Monday, August 3, 2009 | Karl Cole

While visiting Cape Cod last weekend, I painted with my friend Erika and produced two little landscapes in acrylic. When I got home I thought, “Geez, where am I going to put these?” M ...

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4th of July

Monday, July 6, 2009 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July (I know I’m late) than by presenting a classic work of American realism? I’ve always had a soft spot for the realism that dominated art during ...

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