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Day of the Dead Satire

Monday, March 22, 2010 | Karl Cole

The Davis Art Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of comic artists. Since the gallery is on the same floor as our offices, I get to see the artists’ works every day. Naturally ...

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Hiroshige Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 28, 2009 | Karl Cole

Since we’re in the midst of “The Holidays,” I thought I would show you all a nice snow scene (as if we haven’t had enough so far this month on the East Coast). Now, I’m t ...

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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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Native American Quillwork

Monday, June 22, 2009 | Karl Cole

When I was in grade school, one of our art projects was to collect used wooden matches and then create geometric patterns with them, gluing them side by side on cardboard. It did create an interesting ...

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Woman Documentary Photographer

Monday, December 22, 2008 | Karl Cole

Did you know that photography was the first art form women were actually encouraged to explore during the 1800s? At that time, women were not allowed to study in most academic art schools. Have your s ...

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Women Artists in America

Monday, December 1, 2008 | Karl Cole

Although largely passed over by art historians until the 1970s, women artists have played a significant role in the art world since ancient times. Ask your students to create a work of art that expres ...

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Politics and Art

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Karl Cole

How many instances of political satire or criticism can you think of throughout the history of art? And how does this art compare to the negative comments political candidates fire at each other in th ...

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