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An Ode to Mothers

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Karl Cole

In my ode to mothers, after Mother’s Day, I dedicate this blog to my blessed mother who passed several years ago, and my dear mother-in-law. When I think of how much grief my mother put up with ...

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A Real Tea Party

Monday, March 29, 2010 | Karl Cole

While I’m on the subject of cartoons—because of the current exhibit in the Davis Art Gallery—I thought it might be fun to see a cartoon of a tea party, since that phrase is in the ne ...

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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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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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American Poster Design

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Karl Cole

Did you know that the second half of the 1800s saw more printed matter produced than ever before? The last two decades of the 1800s was the last era during which printed matter was almost the exclusiv ...

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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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