Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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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the mermaid by howard pyle

July 8, 2018

3 Works of Mermaid Art That We Love

Ocean-lovers and mermaid fanatics alike love our digital paint-by-number pattern ‘Beach Fun’. This ocean-inspired pattern set is compatible with Segmation SegPlay PC, the original digital game that allows you to “paint” scenes from nature, as well as recreate famous works of art by artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, on your Windows PC. www.segmation.com

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July 2, 2018

4 Ways to Incorporate Art Into Your Kids’ Summer

One thing kids look forward to (and parents sometimes dread) is summer when there is more leisure time. After a couple weeks of summer, many parents ask themselves the same things: “What can I do to keep these kids occupied? www.segmation.com

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June 23, 2018

Mobile App Game SegPlay Mobile Benefits the Brain

Playing any digital game can deliver these benefits. For art lovers, interacting with Segmation SegPlay Mobile is often much preferred to spending hours on the couch playing video games.

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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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