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Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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June 14, 2017

4 Art Masterpieces That Were Tragically Destroyed

You may not have heard of these 4 masterpiece works of art that were tragically destroyed and are lost forever, though replicated.

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the mona lisa

May 16, 2017

What Makes the Mona Lisa a Masterpiece?

The Mona Lisa may be the most famous masterpiece painting in the world. In fact, this work of art is so popular that it is the only item at the...

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May 7, 2016

Mint Julips, Hats and Horses on Derby Day!

The Kentucky Derby is an annual Horse Race for Thoroughbred horses which takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

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December 7, 2013

Coral Reefs: Rainforests of the Sea

Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. These are tiny animals called polyps which have hard bodies which support and protect their bodies Coral Reefs are sometimes referred to as the “rainforests of the sea”, because they contain the most diverse ecosystems on Earth.

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Wailuku Falls - Hilo

December 4, 2013

Jules Tavernier: Talent Erupted

Jules Tavernier was a talented artist and a gifted person. His aptitude for art went far beyond his paintbrush. He had an ability to unite people who shared an affinity towards art. Unfortunately, these relationships would later implode from his alcoholism and rampant debt. The “master of volcano paintings,” as some liked to call him, would erupt just like the natural phenomenon he sought to illustrate. But even in his state of decay, people gathered around him to reflect the truth of his being: he was supremely talented and equally tragic.

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August 7, 2013

The World’s Favorite Color

Every country has unique colors that travelers seek and citizens delight in. Plush green hills line Germany. Vibrant reds decorate China. Blue waters surround Greece. White sands dust the United States.

With an endless array of varying shades, it is hard to list the world’s color preferences. Still, every person has an answer to the question, “What is your favorite color.” Therefore, is it too much to ask, “What is the world’s favorite color?” www.segmation.com

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July 31, 2013

Thomas Moran – American Landscape Painter

The interesting life of Thomas Moran started with humble beginnings and ended in the Whitehouse. Moran was no politician though; he was an artist who raised the bar for American painters and illustrators. More so, Thomas Moran was responsible for making America what is it today. www.segmation.com

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June 3, 2012

Marketing Art in the Digital World: An Introduction

By nature, artists are creative people – we are visionaries and dreamers. Artists are usually more comfortable behind the easel than in front of a calculator or spreadsheet. Yet to...

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May 23, 2012

Tips for Buying Art at Auction

Anyone who’s ever visited a gallery knows how expensive it can be to purchase original art. Fortunately, there is a more economical alternative for fine art lovers who are on...

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May 16, 2012

Creative Japanese Artist – Katsushika Hokusai

New Pattern Set for SegPlayPC Katsushika Hokusai recently released (see more details here) Katsushika Hokusai (1760- 1849) was an artist whose life demonstrated the joy found in hard work, continuous...

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November 1, 2011

The Louvre Museum in Paris

Did you know the Louvre Museum in Paris is the largest art museum in the world? It was also the residency to kings prior to the Palace of Versailles and...

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September 18, 2011

Cactus Colors

A cactus is a plant with a distinct appearance which has adapted well to dry and hot environments. Their stems have evolved to be photosynthetic (creating energy from sunlight) and...

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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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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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