Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!


December 21, 2014

What Is True About The Color Blue?

Blue is a color of speculation; the color means different things to different people. What does blue mean to you? Knowing the history of the color blue can help us understand how this color influences the world we live in today.

Do you have a strong connection to the color blue? If so, what shade speaks to you? And how do you use this color to brighten up your world?


December 14, 2014

Vision Problems Guide Artists

Many artists leveraged their disabilities, using them as tools to guide their distinct style and career, “Most artists who found out they were color blind just switched to printmaking or sculpture.” When you look at a piece of artwork, do you wonder if the artist had a vision disability?


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?


December 5, 2014

An Interview with James Ostrer

The message of Ostrer’s most recent art exhibit is rather clear: our relationship with junk food is horrifying. If you only know his junk food monsters, you don’t know James Ostrer. Get to know the English photographer better. What do fries, licorice and cream cheese have in common? James Ostrer creates fine art with these diet death traps.


December 1, 2014

Alfred Stevens – A Life Immersed in Art

Alfred Stevens left the art world with a rich and lasting legacy. His artistic talents evolved throughout his career. He produced numerous paintings that fit different styles, genres, and artistic movements. In addition, he stirred politics with his honest portrayal of daily life in Paris and captured women of the era in latest fashions. Most importantly, Alfred Stevens paralleled the essence of art itself. Like art, Stevens was not always easy to define. Still, many art enthusiasts looked at him with awe; he was a man who lived his life fully immersed in art.