Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - Art

November 28, 2018

8 Things You Need to Know About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Always wanted to visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but haven’t had the chance? Do the next best thing by discovering these 8 fun facts about the Met. www.segmation.com

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November 11, 2018

George Catlin: Early Painter of the American Indian

Interested in recreating some of Catlin’s artwork? If so, check out our George Catlin digital paint-by-number pattern set for SegPlay PC. SegPlay PC is a computer game for Windows users who are passionate about art. It allows art lovers to “paint” famous works of art on their Windows PC and then print them out. Get a free 10-day trial of SegPlay PC here. > http://www.segmation.com/products-segplay-pc-pattern-set-contents/?set=GCL

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October 14, 2018

4 Ways Art Affects Culture and Society

Art has had an impact on us all. It affects culture and society in a variety of ways, for better or for worse. Here are a few examples:

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October 2, 2018

Emily Carr: A Female Historical Artist Inspired by Indigenous Peoples

Who was the last historical artist you were delighted to discover? Today, we are pleased to present to you Emily Carr, a fascinating female artist you may not be familiar with. If not, you are in for a treat.  

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September 26, 2018

3 Historical Female Artists You May Be Unfamiliar With

There are few people unfamiliar with historical female artists such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe and Mary Cassatt. These ladies paved the way for women artists who followed them, and they have received great acclaim over the years. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find an art history textbook that leaves these women out. However, these ladies form just a tiny group of female historical artists. There are many, many more women artists who deserve to be celebrated. www.segmation.com

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September 24, 2018

3 Ways Art Shapes Your Identity

There is no human identity that hasn’t been shaped by paintings, poems, films, architecture, illustrations, and many other forms of art. Art surrounds us, and we take it in and then express ourselves with it. 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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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 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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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 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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