Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - Segmation

November 14, 2018

What is #StayInLine and How Did It Affect Voters in 2018?

Like the #StayInLine hashtag, “I Voted” stickers were also instrumental in convincing people to vote. Numerous celebrities sported “I Voted” stickers and posted photos of themselves wearing them via various social media platforms. 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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November 1, 2018

Elsa Schiaparelli: Fashion Designer and Chanel’s Rival in the 1920s and ’30s

There is something so admirable about people who truly march to the beat of their own drum. They don’t seem too swayed by anyone, no matter how influential. Individuals like this don’t live to make others happy — they are happy because they are true to themselves. www.segmation.com

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October 18, 2018

A Brief History of Halloween + 3 Fun Facts About the Holiday

October 31st is known in the United States as Halloween. It is not a religious holiday, though it has some religious roots. Halloween enthusiasts all over the world adore this holiday, but many are unaware of its origins, which are fascinating. www.segmation.com

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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 9, 2018

Autumn Leaves are Beautifully Represented in 19th Century Art  

Few things are as lovely as autumn leaves, whether fallen or at home on a tree branch. They speak to us that transition can be beautiful and that change is nothing to fear. www.segmation.com

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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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September 17, 2018

Can Depression Change the Way People See Color?

Depression May Affect the Way People See Color. Did you know that depression may literally color your world a bit on the gray side? www.segmation.com

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September 4, 2018

Why Red Represents Republicans and Blue Represents Democrats

Have you ever wondered why red represents Republicans and blue represents Democrats? If so, read on. www.segmation.com

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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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August 9, 2018

The Color That Promotes Attraction

What is “The Red Effect”?
poppy-1128683_640There really is something to red being connected with love and intimacy. In fact, there is a phenomenon psychologists refer to as “the red effect.” The red effect happens when one wears the color red, whether in cosmetics or clothing, and is perceived as more attractive. 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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