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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lascaux

March 26, 2018

The Earthy, Enduring Color Scheme of the Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Can art exist apart from color? Thank goodness that’s never been a predicament humankind has encountered. Art across the ages has been intermingled with glorious color. The cave paintings at Lascaux have an amazing story as well as a beautiful color scheme. Here are a few fun facts about the paintings at Lascaux.

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November 18, 2015

Evolution of Artists Colors

Up until the past few centuries, the colors that artists used were limited to those made from earth and mineral pigments. Pigments were made from bugs, plants, animals and animal waste, mollusks and the ink from squids, and many other natural sources. Some colors were made from materials that were so rare that they were extremely expensive and therefore used only sparingly. Examples include Ultramarine Blue, which was made from lapis lazuli, and Tyrian Purple, which was made from the mucus of a snail.

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December 11, 2014

The Animal Kingdom Uses Color to Survive

The animal kingdom is alive and well b/c different species know how to change colors, adjust to their surroundings. Animals use color to attract mates, and, in effect, prolong the existence of their species. Did you know baby flamingos are gray while adults are pink because their diet includes foods filled with carotenoids?

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September 27, 2013

Ideas for Creating Halloween Spirit

Every October, as fallen leaves carpet the ground with brilliant shades of brown, yellow, red and orange, a variety of strange and spooky images start to appear creating Halloween Spirit. Ghosts and ghouls hang from trees, carved pumpkins and gnarled broomsticks appear on doorsteps, spiders weave webs across windows and gravestones turn up on front lawns.

Halloween art sets the stage for the scariest holiday of the year. Well before October 31 rolls around, you’ll want to get busy creating the seasonal decorations that will set the tone for the entire month.

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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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June 14, 2011

Introduction to Color Expert Johannes Itten

“Color is life; for a world without color appears to us as dead.” – Johannes Itten When you take an art course on color theory, you can thank Johannes Itten...

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June 3, 2011

The Healing Power of Color (www.segmation.com)

Free Trial Downloads for Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) As an artist, you are probably aware of the effects that different colors can have on your state of...

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April 19, 2011

3 Ways that Artists Can Benefit from Blogging

Free Trial Downloads for Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) Before the invention of photography, artists had to work from real life. How did that affect artists’ working habits?...

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April 3, 2011

Why You Should Make Art When You Travel (www.segmation.com)

Making art while traveling allows you to experience your new surroundings on a deeper level than most tourists ever will. By carefully viewing a scene, structure, object, person or people with the intense gaze of an artist and interpreting your vision on paper or canvas, you can freely observe the subtle nuances and hidden undercurrents that comprise the fabric of daily life in any given location. Art Travel.

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February 8, 2011

All About Yellow Pigments www.segmation.com

Yellow is one of the three primary colors, which means it is often used in painting – from capturing the warm rays of a golden sun, to a field full...

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February 3, 2011

Was the Model for the Mona Lisa a Male?

Who was the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa? Unfortunately, one of the mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is who was the model was a Male or...

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December 15, 2010

Art for Peace

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=art+painting&iid=9860838″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9860838/the-bench-peace/the-bench-peace.jpg?size=500&imageId=9860838″ width=”380″ height=”505″ /] Art can be a powerful vehicle for social change, offering the opportunity for reflection upon pressing issues and social injustices. Through image-making,...

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December 7, 2010

How Pigments Create Color in Artist Mediums

FREE SegPlay® Art Painting Evaluation for 10 days, Enjoy us, so easy, fun and what a brain teaser with no mess! Have you ever wondered where the color in your...

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November 20, 2010

In Awe of Autumn and Thanksgiving

In Awe of Autumn Patterns Set from Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) Autumn is one of the four annual seasons and ranges (in the Northern Hemisphere) from September...

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November 18, 2010

Alternative Exhibition Spaces for Artists

An important aspect of creative art marketing is finding new opportunities to exhibit your art. If you are just embarking on your art career, you may encounter difficulty getting into...

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