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.
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.
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.
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.
There is something intrinsically gorgeous about a musical instrument. Not only can it sound beautiful; it is also visually pleasing. Walk into the home of any wealthy individual, and you’ll likely see at least a couple of music instruments hung proudly on a wall or two. Instruments that are commonly used decoratively include the piano and acoustic guitar. However, there is an instrument that is particularly unique in both look and sound: the mountain dulcimer. >> www.segmation.com
Segmation is on a mission to find out if “Monster Mash” was a Halloween hit or a Frankenstein inspired tune. This month, Segmation is on a mission to find out if “Monster Mash” was a Halloween hit or a Frankenstein inspired tune. Do Colors Solve the Monster Mash Mystery?
I started drawing as soon as I could pick up a pencil. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my room drawing and writing. I also loved to sing and being an outward-focused nurturer. Loved watching TV, too. I actually learned how to speak English from watching TV. I thought I would grow up to be an actress, but then I totally loved school and learning, so I became an art teacher.
Trees shed their leaves when it begins to get cold. But before they can get crisp and drop, leaves go through a gorgeous metamorphosis of color, a shifting balance of red, orange, and yellow such colored leaves.
Decorated utility boxes do so much more than spruce up a community; they also pay homage to amazing individuals. In San Diego, California, a utility box stands as a monument to a young girl named Karina Fares.
Segmation recently had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Davis, a fine artist who utilizes a technique called stencilism to create emotionally-charged pieces that express the full spectrum of human emotion.
Rarely do we consider the resources that are necessary to make those works of art available to the public on a daily basis, from the structurally safe buildings that must be able to both handle a continual stream of visitors and also protect the artwork in a climate-controlled environment, to the number of staff members needed to guard the art, clean the buildings, sell the tickets, tear the tickets, lead the tours, etc. Additionally, the most celebrated works of art draw large masses of visitors to the cities in which they are held, which can create a social and environmental strain on the host city.
It’s undeniable that theatre set designs, which are the backdrops for the sensational acting, singing and dancing that takes place during a show, can be works of art. Indeed, some can even take one’s breath away. Have you ever encountered a theatre set design that blew your mind and made your heart skip a beat?
A British illustrator’s coloring book–created for adults–has sold over one million copies. This tells us that grownups are desperate for creative, playful, childlike pastimes. Coloring Books for Adults are Selling by the Millions.