Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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July 27, 2011

Nicolas Poussin – French Classical Painter

Nicolas Poussin (1594 – 1665) was a French classical painter. His style consists of clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. He is considered the greatest French artist...

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Summer colors: Photo by Shahram Sharif

July 24, 2011

What are your Summer Colors?

Thinking about summer usually evokes thoughts of vibrant colors and warm temperatures. In fact, mental flashes with shades of yellow, sky blue and soft orange can be tormenting during drab...

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July 19, 2011

Pointillism: Tiny Dots of Color

Georges Seurat was one of the most famous artists to explore Pointillism. His painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (shown above), is a prime example of Pointillism. When viewing the painting at this size, you can’t tell that it is made up of millions of colored dots. But when viewed up-close, like Seurat’s close-up below (from another painting of his, Circus Sideshow), you can see that the images are created from many colored dots painted next to each other and on top of one another.

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Black and white with a splash of color

July 17, 2011

Photography: Black and White or in Living Colors

Does anyone remember a time before color photographs? When photography began to flourish in the early 1900s, the camera produced only black and white images. However, a desire stirred inside...

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July 13, 2011

Is an art education necessary?

There’s an ongoing debate about whether an artist needs a ‘proper’ art education before they are considered a ‘true artist’. Some say yes, others say no. What do you think?...

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July 11, 2011

Ice Sculptures

In a previous blog post we took a close look at the art of making monumental sculptures out of sand. Now let’s take a look at another natural material used...

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July 9, 2011

Beach Fun

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach – being outdoors with the sun, sand, and surf. There are lots of fun activities to keep you busy including volleyball, sailing, windsurfing,...

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July 6, 2011

Colors Change What is Beautiful

What is beautiful? The term is a bit subjective, don’t you think? After all, isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? It most certainly is, but one undeniable quality about color...

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July 3, 2011

Camille Corot – French Landscape Artist (www.segmation.com)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (July 17, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was the leading landscape painter of the 19th century French Barbizon School. His fresh, spontaneous approach to landscape broke the academic...

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