Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

October 14, 2018

4 Ways Art Affects Culture and Society

Art has had an impact on us all. It affects culture and society in a variety of ways, for better or for worse. Here are a few examples:

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October 9, 2018

Autumn Leaves are Beautifully Represented in 19th Century Art  

Few things are as lovely as autumn leaves, whether fallen or at home on a tree branch. They speak to us that transition can be beautiful and that change is nothing to fear. www.segmation.com

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October 2, 2018

Emily Carr: A Female Historical Artist Inspired by Indigenous Peoples

Who was the last historical artist you were delighted to discover? Today, we are pleased to present to you Emily Carr, a fascinating female artist you may not be familiar with. If not, you are in for a treat.  

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September 26, 2018

3 Historical Female Artists You May Be Unfamiliar With

There are few people unfamiliar with historical female artists such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe and Mary Cassatt. These ladies paved the way for women artists who followed them, and they have received great acclaim over the years. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find an art history textbook that leaves these women out. However, these ladies form just a tiny group of female historical artists. There are many, many more women artists who deserve to be celebrated. www.segmation.com

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September 24, 2018

3 Ways Art Shapes Your Identity

There is no human identity that hasn’t been shaped by paintings, poems, films, architecture, illustrations, and many other forms of art. Art surrounds us, and we take it in and then express ourselves with it. www.segmation.com

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September 17, 2018

Can Depression Change the Way People See Color?

Depression May Affect the Way People See Color. Did you know that depression may literally color your world a bit on the gray side? www.segmation.com

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September 4, 2018

Why Red Represents Republicans and Blue Represents Democrats

Have you ever wondered why red represents Republicans and blue represents Democrats? If so, read on. www.segmation.com

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August 22, 2018

How Color Affects Brain Functioning

Did you know that you recall color more than objects or words? To prove this to yourself, think back on, say, your first date with your spouse. Do you remember more what he or she said or wore? www.segmation.com

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August 21, 2018

The Style of Joseph Blackburn, English Portrait Painter of Early Americans

Thanks to Joseph Blackburn, we are blessed with a peek inside early American life. It’s amazing to think that without his work, many faces would have never been captured in time.

Blackburn didn’t just do a service to his patrons, but also to their descendants as well as thousands of art lovers, including those yet to be born. Truly, artists are servants to humanity. www.segmation.com

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August 9, 2018

The Color That Promotes Attraction

What is “The Red Effect”?
poppy-1128683_640There really is something to red being connected with love and intimacy. In fact, there is a phenomenon psychologists refer to as “the red effect.” The red effect happens when one wears the color red, whether in cosmetics or clothing, and is perceived as more attractive. www.segmation.com

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George Ohr

August 1, 2018

The Work of George Ohr, “The Mad Potter of Biloxi”

Did you know that the word ‘ceramics’ is taken from the Greek word ‘keramos’, which means ‘potter’s clay’? (In the world of visual art, there is no difference between ceramics and pottery.) Serious pottery fans are easy to spot — their homes are usually filled with beautiful pieces of ceramics. www.segmation.com

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July 30, 2018

3 Things You Should Know About Contemporary Art

Does it ever seem to you that people either love contemporary art or hate it? While this type of art doesn’t have to be your cup of tea, it won’t hurt to learn a bit about it. Who knows, you may even grow to love contemporary art once you know more about it. www.segmation.com

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history of crayons

July 25, 2018

A Brief History of Crayons

Crayons are the perfect art medium for children, and some professional artists even use crayons to create incredible works of art.

Are you a fan of crayons? www.segmation.com

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July 21, 2018

20,000 Years of Horse-Themed Art

Horses have been represented in art for thousands of years. While horses were not represented as much in modern art than in art of old, they were still depicted by some of the most famous artists who ever lived. www.segmation.com

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July 8, 2018

Who Was Chickasaw Storyteller Te Ata?

How many people have you personally known who could tell a great story? Storytelling is an art that can take decades to perfect. For Te Ata Fisher, storytelling was second nature. www.segmation.com

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