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Beauty in Weeds and Flotsam

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | Karl Cole

Jewelry typically functions for its beauty alone, an adornment for the wearer to display wealth, identity, or style. For artist Jan Yager, her jewelry is meant to give voice to marginalized people and ...

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Rethinking Romanticism Part 3

Friday, August 21, 2020 | Karl Cole

To close out my Rethinking Romanticism series, let’s look at romanticism in 21st century art. In the instance of Jennifer Karady’s subjects, that’s probably an insulting term. If you ...

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Rethinking Classicism Part 6

Friday, August 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s wrap up my Rethinking Classicism series with a look at what might be regarded as classic art of today in the future. 100 years from now, will video installation be considered a classi ...

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Something Swiss This Way Comes

Monday, August 3, 2020 | Karl Cole

The first of August, this past Saturday, is Switzerland's "Independence Day," so I’m presenting a Swiss installation artist: Pipilotti Rist. The typical luxuriant colors of her vi ...

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World Watercolor Month: Alice Baber

Monday, July 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

Watercolor has come a long way since the days when it was only considered suitable for studies for oil paintings. It’s come an especially long way since the old timey days when “proper you ...

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Pride Month 2020, Part 4

Monday, June 29, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s close out my Pride Month series with the work of Agnes Martin, a pioneer Minimalist, although she considered herself an Abstract Expressionist.  ...

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Blossom Dedicated to Art Teachers

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Karl Cole

A good friend of mine—who is an art teacher (from home now) in Ohio—recently shared pictures with me of a lesson about taking selfies inspired by famous paintings. Her own exampl ...

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Spring Illusion

Monday, May 4, 2020 | Karl Cole

In a time in history when we could all use either a vacation, a walk in the park (six feet apart, of course), or just an escape to one of Star Trek’s “shore leave” planets, we can lo ...

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Art of Libraries

Monday, April 20, 2020 | Karl Cole

April 20th through 27th is National Library Week. We all like libraries. Like museums, they have such a special ambience. In order to celebrate that in an art historical manner, let’s look at so ...

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Women's (Art) History Month 2020 V

Monday, March 30, 2020 | Karl Cole

I'm wrapping up Women’s History Month 2020 with a First Nations artist, a pioneering photographer, and an art form that was finally acknowledged as such in the late 1900s. ...

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