Blogs

nature

Curator's Corner

Gem of the Month: Joan Mitchell

Monday, November 27, 2023 | Karl Cole

As a fiend for color in painting, it will come as no surprise that I absolutely worship the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell. It’s very confusing to me—no, it’s i ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

National Garden Month 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Karl Cole

It's National Garden Month and National Landscape Architecture Month. But I’ll deal with the landscape gardening later. I just want to show gorgeous art that may be slightly different than what ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2021 III

Monday, March 22, 2021 | Karl Cole

Women’s Art History Month continues with a look at an artist who has a totally unique body of work, pursuing with photography what artists have done since its inception in the 1840s: the use of ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

Autumn Color

Monday, October 26, 2020 | Karl Cole

The last few weeks have been wonderful for the array of reds, violets, maroons, yellows, and oranges contrasting with still-green trees in central Massachusetts. And if you think that doesn’t ge ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

World Watercolor Month: Charles Brownell

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Karl Cole

I’m closing out my World Watercolor Month series with the work of Charles de Wolf Brownell. Many of Brownell's most standout landscapes and nature studies are his watercolors. His watercolor wor ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

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 ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

Americans Abroad

Monday, May 19, 2014 | Karl Cole

This offering is not so much about Americans abroad as it is for my admiration of any artist who can work in pastels. I’ve mentioned in a previous post how I always longed to become pr ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

Have We Seen This Before?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Karl Cole

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’m not a big fan of stylistic labels. However, I do like investigating interesting similarities in artists’ works from different periods. The ...

Read More
Curator's Corner

Meiji Ukiyo-e

Monday, August 23, 2010 | Karl Cole

I always like introducing you to artists who are not on the radar in mainstream art history. I know, there are so many, so where do I start? In one of my little “epiphany moments” of sorts ...

Read More

Always Stay in the Loop

Want to know what’s new from Davis? Subscribe to our mailing list for periodic updates on new products, contests, free stuff, and great content.

Back to top