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ERIC Number: EJ1041040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Eric Garcia: Warrior with a Pen
Briggs, Judith
Art Education, v66 n6 p47-54 Nov 2013
Eric Garcia's large-scale oil paintings, drawings, installations, prints, and political cartoons examine versions of American history that have been overlooked and whitewashed. Aware that dominant history reflects a strategy of power, Garcia embraces the confluence of history, culture, and politics to challenge historical mythologies and identities and to prompt viewer reaction to create necessary dialogue. Garcia calls his style "comic baroque," as it contains his childhood influence of comic books as well the Colonial Baroque style of early Mexico. Both were meant to inspire and inform their viewers using a single scene. Eric Garcia's artworks examine parts of American history that have been overlooked, challenging viewers to re-evaluate historical narratives. Instructional activities that are designed for the student to learn--through research, practice, class discussion, and debate--about the importance of editorial cartooning in instigating political critique, are presented in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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