Outside The Lines

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January 27, 2014

The Accomplished Artist – Benozzo Gozzoli

While not always seen as original, Gozzoli set himself apart from his contemporaries in more ways than one. Even though he was not known for his attention to detail (in fact, many pieces of his work can be found with errors), he did enjoy embellishing landscapes with animals and birds. Also Gozzoli’s tireless efforts cannot be denied. The sheer number of paintings he produced prove he was one of the most accomplished artists of the Italian Renaissance.

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January 25, 2014

Communicating with Color in the Animal Kingdom

Colors can be good descriptors for human emotion. But another species in the animal kingdom takes colorful expression to the next level.

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January 24, 2014

You Are What You Wear

Companies use color in powerful ways. Branding is an art, not an afterthought. It is also an area of study. Companies use color psychology to better understand how they ought to sell products, promote services, and represent their purposes. After understanding the impact colors have on people’s psyches, companies use this information to decide on what logos, websites, and uniforms they will use.

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January 22, 2014

Emulate the Romantic Style of William Blake

Regardless of how others viewed him and his art, William Blake’s work has gained notoriety. Unfortunately, Blake died nearly two centuries ago with no money and little recognition.

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January 16, 2014

17 Fun Facts About U.S. Presidents

U.S. presidents come from all walks of life. Their stories are inspirational, educational, and funny too.

Prepare for President’s day (February 17) with Segmation. The only digital paint-by-numbers game is shining a light on 17 notable presidents. Bring their caricatures to life by filling out these animated pattern sets (http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=USP). Also, be sure to brush up on your presidential trivia with Segmation’s 17 fun facts.

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January 13, 2014

Pantone’s World of Color

Pantone is the authority on color. Much of the world acknowledges this company as the primary source of information on trending and complimentary color systems. Ironically enough, before deciding on the “Color of the Year”, Pantone surveys the world.

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January 8, 2014

How Well Do You Know Frida Kahlo?

Despite the broad reach of this historic woman, a recent art exhibit is raising a perplexing question: how well do any of us know Frida Kahlo?

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January 6, 2014

Dress for Success in the New Year

The dawning of the New Year is a cause for celebration. Around the world, people get together to throw parties and host events. Getting dressed up is important on such a night. But pulling out sequins and putting on tuxedos may be overdoing it. Consulting the ancient philosophical system of Feng shui can offer valuable insight into planning your New Year’s apparel.

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