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Women, Restriction, and Art History

Monday, August 29, 2011 | Karl Cole

I have previously mentioned in this blog my observation that even though women artists are not covered adequately in art history surveys, they nonetheless were an integral part of art history. I said ...

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Pioneer Etcher in Chicago

Monday, August 22, 2011 | Karl Cole

I always delight in sharing with you my many “Aha!” moments. One I had this week came while strolling through my mental art collection, pondering the element of positive and negative space ...

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New Acquisitions: American Surrealist

Monday, June 27, 2011 | Karl Cole

I close out my Month of New Acquisitions with a pioneer American modernist. Pioneer because she was exploring avant-garde art at a time in America that it was not popular. ...

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Women's History Month 2011 IV

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Karl Cole

For my last posting for Women’s History Month, I am leaving you with what has to be my all time favorite painting in the Worcester Art Museum. It is well worth the climb up three flights of stai ...

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Women's History Month 2011 III

Monday, March 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

If you have been following this blog you probably know I am particularly fond of investigating artists who are completely new to me or whom many of you may not have heard of. So, for the last two week ...

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Women's History Month 2011 II

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Karl Cole

I have always held the belief that there has been no period in history when women did not play significant roles as artists. Traditional western art history texts just failed to mention women who were ...

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Women's History Month 2011 I

Monday, March 7, 2011 | Karl Cole

Let’s kick off Women’s History Month by celebrating women printmakers. I’m a big fan of contemporary printmaking and how artists push the boundaries of the medium, especially since m ...

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American Art Pottery Pioneer

Monday, November 22, 2010 | Karl Cole

I’ve told you all about American Art Pottery in a previous blog. It’s a fascinating topic, because it is evidence of the major impact of women artists on the American art scene, one of the ...

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Contemporary Colorist

Monday, November 8, 2010 | Karl Cole

Since most autumn foliage colors are waning, I thought I’d provide you with some eye candy of color in the form of a gorgeous painting, and an artist I just recently learned about. I’ve be ...

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Empathetic Photographer

Monday, November 1, 2010 | Karl Cole

The creative impulse is universal; I think we can all pretty much agree on that. I think we can also all agree that photography is fine art. It’s always neat when photographers document other cr ...

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