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An Epidemic Satirized in Art

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Karl Cole

With the current focus on the Ebola outbreak, let’s reflect on the many epidemics that caught the world’s attention in the 20th and 21st centuries: bird flu, SARS, swine flu, flesh-eating ...

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National "Something" Month II: Soup

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Karl Cole

I bet you all did not know that January is National Soup Month. Well, instead of showing you a cozy, pre-1900s depiction of a cute rural child eating soup, or one Warhol’s endless depictions of ...

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Mannerism Ars Medica

Monday, August 10, 2009 | Karl Cole

With all the talk about health care reform these days, I thought it would be fun to take a look at how people in the past viewed the health care field, in art of course: apparently not that differentl ...

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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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