Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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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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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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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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March 14, 2018

5 Fun Facts About Spanish Renaissance Artist El Greco

Use these fun facts about artist El Greco in the classroom or for your own personal enrichment.

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February 22, 2018

Artist Raphael Sanzio: “Prince of Painters”

Italian High Renaissance artwork has a special place in the hearts of thousands of individuals. Are you a fan of Italian High Renaissance artists, specifically Raphael Sanzio?

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December 5, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Paint-by-Number

Paint-by-number is perfect just how it is. However, a 21st Century version of paint-by-number is Segmation SegPlay PC, a digital paint-by-number game compatible with Windows PC. Segmation SegPlay PC is the coolest, newest way to paint-by-number (www.segmation.com).

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July 6, 2017

The Golden Touch of Dutch Golden-Age Artist Johannes Vermeer

In the history of art, there has perhaps been no artist better at creating purity of light and form than Johannes Vermeer. His special ability to create light in paintings caused the Dutch painter to rise to fame, but not until long after his death. Today, only 36 of his works of art remain. This causes art lovers the world over to treasure them all the more. Indeed, the golden touch of Dutch Golden-Age artist Johannes Vermeer is evident in his surviving works of art.

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June 27, 2017

Did Michelangelo Invent Paint-by-Numbers?

“Did Michelangelo invent paint-by-numbers?” That’s not a question you hear every day! However, it is an interesting one. Was this mastermind behind the phenomenon that we now know as ‘paint-by-numbers’? The answer is “sort of.”

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March 25, 2017

How to Prepare Your Roses in Spring for Summer Blooming

Any knowledgeable gardener will let you know that how you take care of your roses in spring will determine their health a few months down the road. A little know-how and TLC will ensure a gorgeous summer garden, whereas floral neglect can result in a barren rosebed. Thankfully, it doesn’t take too much effort to prepare your roses in spring for hearty summer blooming.

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February 13, 2017

3 Reasons Why Art Won’t Break Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

This year, if you have no one to love on Valentine’s Day, why not fall in love with art? After all, art will never break your heart! Read on to discover a few reasons why art is truly an ideal object of one’s affections.

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January 7, 2017

A Few of Our Favorite Things About Winter

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!” These famous lyrics have been celebrated since they were first published in 1959. Imagine for a moment that this song’s title has been changed to “My Favorite Things…About Winter,” and you are the star singer (in this fantasy, you are a great singer!) If this were the case, what would you sing about? Electric blankets on cold nights? A Starbucks Peppermint Mocha? Take a moment to compile a mental list of your very favorite things about the winter season. If you have trouble making your list, you are welcome to borrow from ours.

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December 25, 2016

How Art Impacted Our Modern Image of Santa Claus

Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, is a figure who is cemented in the hearts of people all over the world. He transcends time and place, age and culture. He is an enduring symbol of comfort and joy. Children see his image and think of presents; adults see his image and remember their youth. He is represented in movies, art, literature, and music. Before we take a moment to explore art pieces inspired by Santa Claus, let’s discover his origins.

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November 10, 2016

The Life and Work of Spanish Painter Joaquin Sorolla

Are you a fan of Joaquin Sorolla? If so, no doubt you’d like to re-create some of his art. You can do this with SegPlay PC, our digital paint-by-number game. You’ll love digitally “painting” Sorolla’s works of art onto your Windows PC. Take a look at SegPlay PC and our Joaquin Sorolla pattern today!

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October 3, 2016

Would You Take Your Pet to a Dog-Friendly Art Exhibition?

On August 19th, an unusual event took place in London: a dog-friendly art exhibition!

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May 10, 2016

The 3 Most Breathtaking, Artistic Gardens in the World

What is it about a garden that is powerfully calming, reassuring, and hope-inspiring? Merely reading about the senses evoked by a garden brings rest and peace. For some, gardening is an outlet for stress relief that is far more powerful than exercise or meditation. For others, a garden provides endless hours of fun. What does gardening mean to you?

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