Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Flower Vase
Jan Brueghel 
Wikipedia

June 18, 2018

Flowers Represented In Art History

Flowers and plants peppered Medieval art pieces. What’s more, each flower and plant had a specific meaning. Most people alive during this period of history were illiterate, so artists used plants and flowers in their works of arts to communicate with their audience. Floral motifs, which mark this period of art history, are rich in symbolism. www.segmation.com

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May 24, 2018

These Sketches Will Make You Wish Your Husband Was an Artist

There is something profoundly sweet about art. Maybe it’s the fact that an artist puts days, months or even years into the creation of a work of art reflecting an idea conceived in his or her heart.

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summer wagashi (Japanese sweets)

May 23, 2018

Japanese Wagashi: Sweet Art

The first wagashi were created at the end of the Edo period (between 1603 and 1868) in Japan. Here are five other fun facts about these Japanese confections:

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May 23, 2018

Winslow Homer Captured the American Spirit in Watercolor Paintings

“What makes watercolor painting so unique is its unforgiving nature; lines, colors, and forms must be applied perfectly the first time around, as any attempt to paint over simply renders the entire effect muddied.”

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May 15, 2018

Why Do People Create Art?

Merriam-Webster defines art as “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects.” Humans have been making art for a long time. Have you...

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May 7, 2018

3 Headlines That Will Sell Your Art Fast

Is there a specific “headline formula” that helps you sell your personal artwork?

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April 28, 2018

4 Former U.S. Presidents Who Loved to Paint

Which of these four former U.S. presidents are you most surprised to learn was/is a painter? Are there any “painting presidents” we left out? www.segplayfull.com

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April 16, 2018

The 5 Periods of Berthe Morisot’s Artwork

“Whereas artists such as Manet and Renoir’s works sexualized females, Morisot perfectly captured the self consciousness of women as they are preparing for an evening out. Morisot’s pictures are modest and reveal women who are not acting a part for men, but are instead focused only on themselves. Through her art she challenged accepted ideas of femininity and revealed the life of 19th-century women the way she experienced it.” — Berthe Morisot Style and Technique (6) www.segmation.com

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April 9, 2018

What is the Feminist Art Movement?

The feminist art movement was birthed during a time when anti-war demonstrations, as well as civil and queer rights movements, were abundant. These movements and demonstrations combined to created a ripe atmosphere in which the feminist art movement could flourish.

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April 5, 2018

Is an Art Degree Worth the Investment?

Have you ever asked yourself if an art degree is worth the investment? www.segmation.com

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March 26, 2018

The Earthy, Enduring Color Scheme of the Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Can art exist apart from color? Thank goodness that’s never been a predicament humankind has encountered. Art across the ages has been intermingled with glorious color. The cave paintings at Lascaux have an amazing story as well as a beautiful color scheme. Here are a few fun facts about the paintings at Lascaux.

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March 14, 2018

5 Fun Facts About Spanish Renaissance Artist El Greco

Use these fun facts about artist El Greco in the classroom or for your own personal enrichment.

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March 8, 2018

Ancient, Wearable Works of Art

Creating quality jewelry is an art that not many are skilled art. People sport jewelry that falls into the “wearable work of art” category to showcase their unique style and personality. Some artisans are exceptionally good at crafting designer jewelry. A few famous jewelers include:

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March 5, 2018

How the Google Arts and Culture “Face Match” App Works

Basically, the Google Arts and Culture “Face Match” app is an application that analyzes your face and matches it with well-known paintings. Some people are shocked with how accurate their matches are, whereas others only see a slight resemblance. If you’d like to try the app out for yourself and discover which famous painting most resembles you, read on.

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February 25, 2018

5 Things “The Kiss” by Klimt Tells Us About Romantic Love

“The Kiss” does much more than appeal to the eyes. It also reveals some characteristics of romantic love in a way that words can’t. Specifically, the painting tells us that romantic love is… www.segmation.com

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