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Pride Month 2024: Marie Laurencin

Monday, June 3, 2024 | Karl Cole

It’s the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which was initially celebrated as a single day in late June. Over time, it evolved into a month-long celebration of the Stonewall Uprising that occurred ...

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Black History Month: Beauford Delaney

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | Karl Cole

My Black History Month series continues this week with the artwork of Beauford Delaney. Delaney was one of the few African American artists of his Harlem Renaissance generation who primarily pursued a ...

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Black History Month: Mequitta Ahuja

Monday, February 12, 2024 | Karl Cole

My celebration of African American artists who have brought beauty into the world continues. This week I present the compelling self-portraits of African American and South Asian American artist Mequi ...

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An American Original: Charles Willson Peale

Monday, July 3, 2023 | Karl Cole

In England’s American colonies, it was natural for colonial artists who were eager for a vital school of painting of their own to look to British art for inspiration. By the time of the American ...

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Happy Birthday Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Monday, April 11, 2022 | Karl Cole

April 11th is the birthday of one of the leading women artists of pre-Revolutionary France, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. A fantastic portraitist, she’s right up with her contemporary &Ea ...

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Women's (Art) History Month 2021 I

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Karl Cole

Although there are records of women artists from antiquity, women artists between the 1400s and 1700s in the West were either considered anomalies or miracles. The advent of artists' guilds during the ...

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Pride Month 2020, Part 3

Monday, June 22, 2020 | Karl Cole

My Pride Month series celebrating and recognizing LGBTQI+ artists continues, acknowledging their accomplishments and contributions to the art world. Today’s post features the work of photographe ...

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Artist Selfies

Monday, September 26, 2016 | Karl Cole

Selfies are actually nothing new. Artists have been making selfies for centuries. It just happens to be easier for everyday folks nowadays to produce self-portraits. I’m presenting you with thes ...

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Aging in Art

Monday, April 8, 2013 | Karl Cole

Did you know that April is National Older Americans Month? Robert Arneson died way too soon, and I’m not sure he’d appreciate me featuring him for this theme, but his work shows us how we ...

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Importance of Portraits V

Monday, September 27, 2010 | Karl Cole

As the wrap-up to my “Ode to the Portrait” series, I couldn’t wait to show you this image by the awesome contemporary artist Gillian Wearing. She is one of the so-called Young Britis ...

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