Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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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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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photo of the American flag

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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feminist art piece

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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