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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.


March 5, 2018

How the Google Arts and Culture “Face Match” App Works

Basically, the Google Arts and Culture “Face Match” app is an application that analyzes your face and matches it with well-known paintings. Some people are shocked with how accurate their matches are, whereas others only see a slight resemblance. If you’d like to try the app out for yourself and discover which famous painting most resembles you, read on.


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 16, 2017

3 Famous Paintings that Celebrate Snow

Artists like Van Gogh and Monet loved snow. They proved it by creating pieces of art that attempted to capture the beauty of snow. www.segmation.com

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November 22, 2017

The Meaning of Thanksgiving’s Colors

Are you a fan of fall colors? Is Thanksgiving your favorite holiday to decorate for? If so, you’ll love learning about the meaning behind Thanksgiving’s bountiful colors.

Every holiday has a specific set of colors associated with it. For Thanksgiving, those colors are warm, rich, and comforting. www.segmation.com


November 14, 2017

Artist Amedeo Modigliani’s Story

Amedeo Modigliani’s life story is tragic, but his art is beautiful. If only it could have been celebrated during his life as it was and is after his death.

Image via Flickr (Kyle MacDonald)

September 26, 2017

Fall in Love with Paint-by-Number All Over Again, or For the Very First Time

Are you one of those people who used to love to paint-by-numbers on a rainy day (or any day)? Do you remember when paint-by-number was all the rage? Are you currently obsessed with paint-by-number? Or, have you heard of paint-by-number but really aren’t sure what it is? If so, keep reading!

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August 25, 2017

How Paint-by-Numbers United a Community

In your opinion, what is the purpose of paint-by-numbers? It is to keep people entertained or give them an outlet for artistic expression? Perhaps. However, the purpose and potential of paint-by-numbers can’t be boxed. Believe it or not, paint-by-numbers recently served the purpose of uniting an entire community.

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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.”

girl with a pearl earring by johannes vermeer

May 24, 2017

6 Fun Facts About “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl with a Pearl Earring has drawn much attention over the Centuries. In fact, Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of the most famous pieces of...

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April 24, 2017

Inflatables Displayed at Muskegon Museum of Art

Are you questioning whether or not inflatables should be considered art? If so, remember all the unusual forms of art that people have accepted and even embraced: feather art, match art, tin foil art, colored pencil art, and more. With these mediums in mind, it makes sense that inflatables, when designed by true artists, could and should be considered art.


April 18, 2017

How to Become a Professional Artist

Has it always been a dream of yours to become a professional artist? If so, you are in good company. Thousands of people all around the world, from all walks...

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March 14, 2017

Why Do We Wear Green and Pinch Each Other on St. Patrick’s Day?

Each year on March 17th, strange events occur: thousands of people wear green and spend the day pinching one another, even strangers! March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and most people in the Western world understand that such behavior is par for the course on this holiday. But have you ever wondered why we wear green and pinch each other on St. Patrick’s Day? We can explain the rationale behind these traditions, and then some.


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!