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September 30, 2017

A Glimpse Inside Plein Air Landscape Artist Jonathan Pitts’ World

Some of the most revered artists in the history of the world were plein air landscape painters. A few examples include Mary Cassat, Vincent van Gogh, Joaquin Sorolla, Camille Pisasarro, and Claude Monet. Plein air landscape artist Jonathan Pitts is well on his way to greatness. In an exclusive interview, Jonathan gave us a glimpse into his world. Read on to discover it.

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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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August 3, 2016

Self-Taught Painter Tibor Nagy Creates Stunning Work

Tibor Nagy, a native of Slovakia, has been creating artwork since childhood. There’s something unearthly, uncommon, and even unfair about a self-taught artist who is extremely talented. These rare individuals possess...

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May 26, 2016

2 True Stories Behind Renowned Works of Art

There is nothing like a story to captivate the mind and make the imagination run wild. From a person’s earliest age, he or she is told stories at bedtime. Then,...

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"Dance in the City" by Renoir

February 14, 2016

Can You Feel the Love in These 3 Romantic Paintings?

Is it possible that The Kiss, painted between 1908 and 1909 by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, is one the most romantic paintings in history?

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December 30, 2015

Essential Art ingredients for making the most out of any Travel Holiday

When you’re traveling, one of the best ways to capture the energy of a place is to draw or paint it. While most tourists are glued to the viewfinders of their cameras, rushing from one attraction to the next, you’ll be calmly painting or sketching the scene before you, noticing all the wonderful details that normal tourists miss… from the delicate curvature of an architectural detail to the way the evening sunlight casts long shadows on the children playing in the town square. Why You Should Make Art when Traveling? What about trying online paint by numbers? Essential Art ingredients for making the most out of any Travel Holiday.

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September 18, 2015

Segmation’s Exclusive Interview with Artist Phil Davis

Segmation recently had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Davis, a fine artist who utilizes a technique called stencilism to create emotionally-charged pieces that express the full spectrum of human emotion.

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September 15, 2015

Are there hidden costs in displaying major works of art?

Rarely do we consider the resources that are necessary to make those works of art available to the public on a daily basis, from the structurally safe buildings that must be able to both handle a continual stream of visitors and also protect the artwork in a climate-controlled environment, to the number of staff members needed to guard the art, clean the buildings, sell the tickets, tear the tickets, lead the tours, etc. Additionally, the most celebrated works of art draw large masses of visitors to the cities in which they are held, which can create a social and environmental strain on the host city.

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September 9, 2015

The Most Artistic Theatre Set Designs in History

It’s undeniable that theatre set designs, which are the backdrops for the sensational acting, singing and dancing that takes place during a show, can be works of art. Indeed, some can even take one’s breath away. Have you ever encountered a theatre set design that blew your mind and made your heart skip a beat?

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May 20, 2015

Why Degas Loved Painting Dancers

It may have been Degas’ love for modern realism and classical beauty that initially drew him to ballet as a major source of artistic inspiration. However, his affinity for and engrossment with ballet itself was what anchored his interest in the subject for the rest of his career.

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January 6, 2015

Can Elephant Art Save the Species?

Art is saving the lives of animals. Have you ever heard of elephant art? Elephant art never involves their ivory tusks. Throughout the world elephants are being poached for their tusks. Will art save the elephants? Embrace the art that comes from elephants and share the art elephants create.

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October 31, 2014

Benjamin West – The American Raphael

His art was noticed by all. In that time, and throughout his career, Benjamin West influenced many artists in Britain and America. As he painted, he taught others the intricacies of his style and elevated the practice of painting historical art. Looking beyond his influence, one truth remained constant: Benjamin West was Britain’s “American Raphael.” To this day his art is showcased and his talent is noticed.

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September 30, 2014

Jan Gossaert – A Great Flemish Painter of Antiquity

As with many Renaissance artists, Gossaert concentrated on biblical themes. Specifically, he painted scenes that depicted Adam and Eve, The Virgin and Child and the Crucifixion. He also breathed life into mythological themes and painted many of his characters nude. In doing this, it appears Gossaert approached painting historical and mythological figures with the fine detail and acuity of a sculptor.

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August 26, 2014

Joaquín Sorolla – The World-Renowned Spanish Painter

Valencia was center stage for world-renowned artist Joaquín Sorolla. Though the Spanish painter’s career afforded him a life of worldwide travel and notoriety, the passion that fueled his art was his homeland. Through his portrait art and landscape paintings, he explored people, locations and historical scenes familiar to Spaniards and captivating to foreigners.

Sorolla’s career, like his personal life, seemed very fulfilling. By the time he reached 30 years of age, he had already received national recognition for his artwork and was approaching an era of worldwide fame. In the following years, his work was exhibited in art capitals like Madrid, Paris, Venice, Munich, Berlin and Chicago. When he was only 40-years-old, he was donning major awards and became known as one of the “western world’s greatest living artists.”

His list of accomplishments is great but, when realizing he started life as an orphan, born in 1863, the heights of his fame seem that much greater. Joaquín Sorolla was only two years old when, it is believed, his parents passed away from cholera. At that time, he and his sister went into the care of his maternal aunt and uncle.

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August 4, 2014

Robert Delaunay, Blazing a Colorful Trail

As Delaunay blazed a trail with his knack for colorful cubism, he was mimicked and challenged by his contemporaries. He and Jean Metzinger often painted together and hosted joint exhibits. In 1907, while in his early 20’s, Delaunay and Metzinger shared an exhibit where they were dubbed as “divisonists.” Divisionism is another word for pointillism. Calling them divisionists was the best way critics could describe their foreign use of “mosaic-like ‘cubes’ to construct small but highly symbolic compositions.”
With such recognition, a new branch of Neoimpressionism was born. The very style Delaunay and Metzinger were thought to originate went onto appear in works of Piet Mondrain, The Futurists and Gino Serverini.

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