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Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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May 24, 2017

6 Fun Facts About “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl with a Pearl Earring has drawn much attention over the Centuries. In fact, Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of the most famous pieces of...

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May 16, 2017

What Makes the Mona Lisa a Masterpiece?

The Mona Lisa may be the most famous masterpiece painting in the world. In fact, this work of art is so popular that it is the only item at the...

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May 9, 2017

Segmation’s Exclusive Interview with Artist Endija Zvirgzdina

The world of Segmation revolves around art, color, and inspiration. We derive inspiration from many sources – especially from our monthly interviews with the incredible artists we choose to feature...

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April 24, 2017

Inflatables Displayed at Muskegon Museum of Art

Are you questioning whether or not inflatables should be considered art? If so, remember all the unusual forms of art that people have accepted and even embraced: feather art, match art, tin foil art, colored pencil art, and more. With these mediums in mind, it makes sense that inflatables, when designed by true artists, could and should be considered art.

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April 21, 2017

How Creating Art Helps Refugee Children

Many people in the world today are seeking ways to help refugee children cope with the unbelievable challenges they are currently facing. As a result of this human desire to nurture and bring relief, quite a few organizations exist for the purpose of benefitting refugee children. Some organizations supply food to needy families, others provide medical care or shelter, and others simply raise awareness of these individuals’ needs. A program started by a woman named Alexandra Dawley helps displaced Iraqi children who are living in Jordan by giving them simple opportunities to create art.

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April 18, 2017

How to Become a Professional Artist

Has it always been a dream of yours to become a professional artist? If so, you are in good company. Thousands of people all around the world, from all walks...

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April 12, 2017

Art Museums/Organizations/Resources That Celebrate Women

The media often portrays women in a negative light: weak or dominating, over-sexualized or frigid. However, art is a medium that is known to celebrate women not just for their physiques, but for their souls and accomplishments. Here are a few examples of art museums/organizations/resources who have made it their mission to uplift women in a world that so often oppresses them

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April 4, 2017

The Secret Life of a Professional Ballerina: Exclusive Interview with Dancer Ivy Canapa

A professional ballerina doesn’t live a “normal” life; she has a secret life that the average person only sees weakly portrayed in movies. Her reality is awakening before the sun rises, dancing until her muscles threaten to give out, and opting out of social events to make more time for practicing. In the secret life of a ballerina, specifically in her youth, ballet barres take the place of boyfriends, and self-discipline becomes a best friend. This is not the life most would choose, but those who do choose it are rewarded richly with breathtaking skill and an incredible ability to express emotions through dance – just ask Ivy Canapa. Better yet, watch her dance.

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March 29, 2017

Let the Flowers Do the Talking

Read on to discover what types of flowers may be most meaningful to your loved ones (or yourself) on a special occasion or just an ordinary day.

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March 25, 2017

How to Prepare Your Roses in Spring for Summer Blooming

Any knowledgeable gardener will let you know that how you take care of your roses in spring will determine their health a few months down the road. A little know-how and TLC will ensure a gorgeous summer garden, whereas floral neglect can result in a barren rosebed. Thankfully, it doesn’t take too much effort to prepare your roses in spring for hearty summer blooming.

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March 14, 2017

Why Do We Wear Green and Pinch Each Other on St. Patrick’s Day?

Each year on March 17th, strange events occur: thousands of people wear green and spend the day pinching one another, even strangers! March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and most people in the Western world understand that such behavior is par for the course on this holiday. But have you ever wondered why we wear green and pinch each other on St. Patrick’s Day? We can explain the rationale behind these traditions, and then some.

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March 2, 2017

Self-Taught Potters See Their Company, Mosquito Mud Pottery, Thrive in West Palm Beach

Artists and potters Sarah and Sam Costanzo, owners of Mosquito Mud Pottery in West Palm Beach, are seeing their dream of owning a successful, family-owned business come to life. A few years ago, however, they would never have guessed this would one day be their dream. The Connecticut natives moved to West Palm Beach to attend college together. (At the time, they were not yet married.) During school, they both studied missions. An art minor, Sam casually took art classes, which is where he was introduced to pottery. Little did either of them realize that in a few short years they would be running one of the fastest-growing pottery businesses in South Florida.

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February 28, 2017

The 3 Best Art Museums and Galleries in Paris

Are you against the idea of planning a trip to Paris, the most-visited city in the world? If so, it may be best for you to stop reading this right now. Learning about the best art museums and galleries in the City of Light will definitely make you want to check the price of plane tickets. Here’s just a tiny sampling of the breathtaking art museums and galleries that reside in Paris

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February 20, 2017

Things You Probably Don’t Know About The Last Supper, The Scream, and Mona Lisa

Think you know a lot about art? That may be the case, but we bet there are a few unusual things you don’t know about some famous art pieces such as The Last Supper, The Scream, and Mona Lisa. We are more than happy to get you up to speed on these fun facts. Read on to sharpen your knowledge of art history and give any art professor a run for his or her money.

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February 13, 2017

3 Reasons Why Art Won’t Break Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

This year, if you have no one to love on Valentine’s Day, why not fall in love with art? After all, art will never break your heart! Read on to discover a few reasons why art is truly an ideal object of one’s affections.

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