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By Joseph Blackburn

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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the mermaid by howard pyle

July 8, 2018

3 Works of Mermaid Art That We Love

Ocean-lovers and mermaid fanatics alike love our digital paint-by-number pattern ‘Beach Fun’. This ocean-inspired pattern set is compatible with Segmation SegPlay PC, the original digital game that allows you to “paint” scenes from nature, as well as recreate famous works of art by artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, on your Windows PC. 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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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.

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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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the hunters in the snow by pieter bruegel the elder

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

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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.

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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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young woman with a water pitcher

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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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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