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Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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February 8, 2016

3 Famous, Smitten Couples of the Past

There is no better way to celebrate love than to tell stories about true love. The celebration gets even sweeter when the stories center on individuals who are/were in the public eye and whom we feel we know. Isn’t it fun to learn about how they lived their lives and, more importantly, whom they loved? Read on to discover some real-life love stories that everyone should be privy to.

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February 3, 2016

Is Art Created from Back Hair Disgusting or Innovative?

So, what do you think? Is back hair a disgusting or genius art medium? Do you believe having a design shaved into one’s back hair should even be called art?

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January 29, 2016

All About the Color Black

Have you ever seen an artist do an initial sketch using a red, purple, blue, or green pencil? How about another shade? For the most part, aspiring and professional artists alike use plain black to sketch their work before filling in with other colors.

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January 19, 2016

The Origin of the Maneki Nekos

Does the Maneki Nekos fascinate you? Do you love Japanese culture? Do you enjoy paint-by-number projects? If so, you’ll adore Segmation’s Maneki Nekos digital paint-by number-pattern.

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January 12, 2016

Tips for Selling Art Online: How to Help Buyers Find your Artwork

A great way to start your Art Blog is to use WordPress. A WordPress blog is also has many free, customizable and ready to go designs and themes. Also is extremely easy to use. Blog about different artists, color, historical arts and fun.

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January 7, 2016

Segmation’s Exclusive Interview with Artist Renie Bartsch

Segmation (www.segmation.com) interviewed Renie because we like her and believe in her artwork. But, we also interviewed her for you, our readers. Take a look a look at Segmation’s exclusive interview with artist Renie Bartsch and let us know in the “comments” section below what YOU think of this one-of-a-kind person.

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December 30, 2015

Essential Art ingredients for making the most out of any Travel Holiday

When you’re traveling, one of the best ways to capture the energy of a place is to draw or paint it. While most tourists are glued to the viewfinders of their cameras, rushing from one attraction to the next, you’ll be calmly painting or sketching the scene before you, noticing all the wonderful details that normal tourists miss… from the delicate curvature of an architectural detail to the way the evening sunlight casts long shadows on the children playing in the town square. Why You Should Make Art when Traveling? What about trying online paint by numbers? Essential Art ingredients for making the most out of any Travel Holiday.

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December 29, 2015

Artistic and Inventive Mind: Creative Leonardo da Vinci

Like many artists, Leonardo da Vinci didn’t just consider himself to be a man of one concentration. One fascination of Leonardo’s was that of invention and design. Creative Leonardo da Vinci.

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December 28, 2015

What Is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016?

Color of the Year. Aren’t pale pink and light blue sort of…well…nursery colors? Is there an unusually high number of women expecting children to be born in 2016? What made Pantone choose these particular hues to comprise 2016’s color of the year? Pantone said that the choice is symbolic, “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” The color choice was made after Pantone surveyed a healthy amount of pop culture and fashion, reports Leopold.

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December 11, 2015

Finding Music in Classic Works of Art

Here at Segmation, we LOVE color…but we also adore sound. We believe music is one of the truest forms of art. We are especially interested in the representation of music in visual art. Those classic paintings that depict musicians seated at their pianos, gently holding their harps, and fiddling away for a crowd of onlookers take our breath away. Let’s have a closer look at some classic works of visual art that center on the incredible subject of music.

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November 30, 2015

Segmation’s Interview with Artist Edgars Būmeisters

Latvian artist Edgars Būmeisters is, in our opinion and the opinions of many others, a highly talented young man who is forging his artistic path with zeal and determination. Although he possesses no formal education in art, he routinely creates artwork that is received well and eagerly anticipated by his audience. And, at just twenty years of age, he has an impressive 19,000-plus followers on Twitter. Obviously, his art is making its mark on (and off) social media. What is Edgars’ secret to the success he has experienced so far? The answer is, hard work. His old-fashioned work ethic and commitment to his craft will undoubtedly usher him into his artistic destiny.

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November 18, 2015

Evolution of Artists Colors

Up until the past few centuries, the colors that artists used were limited to those made from earth and mineral pigments. Pigments were made from bugs, plants, animals and animal waste, mollusks and the ink from squids, and many other natural sources. Some colors were made from materials that were so rare that they were extremely expensive and therefore used only sparingly. Examples include Ultramarine Blue, which was made from lapis lazuli, and Tyrian Purple, which was made from the mucus of a snail.

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November 17, 2015

Indian Truck Art Will Enchant and Delight You

Indian truck art is a trend that is becoming a tradition in India. Indian truck art is not art that is modeled after trucks. No, this art genre might as...

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November 10, 2015

Can Art Bring Healing to Those with Eating Disorders?

Did you know that art therapy may help people heal from eating disorders and put a stop to the destructive habits that characterize such illnesses? It’s true. In fact, many claim that art therapy is quite effective.

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November 5, 2015

Segmation’s Exclusive Interview with Artist Yukari Vlasaty

There’s something special about getting to know who an artist is — not just what they make, but who they are. Each month the Segmation blog features an artist who has incredible talents and a stand-out personality.

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