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A Forgotten Woman Artist

Monday, January 30, 2012 | Karl Cole

I always like to introduce you to artists who, I think, have been marginalized in “official” art history surveys of western (or non-western for that matter) art. Because Paris was has been ...

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A Prince of a Portrait

Monday, October 4, 2010 | Karl Cole

Of all the portraits I’ve ever come across—and believe me, I’ve been going to museums since I was a wee one—the portraiture of ancient Egypt fascinates me the most. For one thi ...

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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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African American History Month 2010 I

Monday, February 8, 2010 | Karl Cole

To celebrate African American History Month, I’m going to feature black artists the month of February. Naturally, I’m going to start with one of my favorites, Horace Pippin. ...

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Northern Renaissance Engraver

Monday, November 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

I like showing you works from the Renaissance period in Northern Europe. This is partly because my mother was Swiss and I wrote my master’s thesis about a Swiss Renaissance painter (yes, Switzer ...

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Silhouettes

Monday, October 5, 2009 | Karl Cole

As I was strolling through the Davis Art Images archives (don’t roll your eyes, a lot of us art historians have museums of images in our head), I happened by chance upon this lovely, delicate po ...

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Documenting Native America

Monday, March 16, 2009 | Karl Cole

Whenever we think of Native Americans in the United States during the 1800s, we naturally think of the decimation of numerous indigenous cultures in America’s quest to dominate the continent (&l ...

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Earliest Poet of the Americas

Monday, March 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

When we in the West think of people who take religious orders, we usually think of vows of poverty, self-denial, and a life devoted to prayer and contemplation. We don’t expect the religious lif ...

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