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September 30, 2017

A Glimpse Inside Plein Air Landscape Artist Jonathan Pitts’ World

Some of the most revered artists in the history of the world were plein air landscape painters. A few examples include Mary Cassat, Vincent van Gogh, Joaquin Sorolla, Camille Pisasarro, and Claude Monet. Plein air landscape artist Jonathan Pitts is well on his way to greatness. In an exclusive interview, Jonathan gave us a glimpse into his world. Read on to discover it.

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ancient egyptian art from saqqara

September 18, 2017

3 of the Oldest Pieces of Art in the History of the World

It is reassuring to know that people have been creating art throughout the ages, in war and peace, joy and sorrow, riches and poverty, and health as well as illness. Read on to discover three of the oldest works of art/groups of works of art in the history of the world.

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September 14, 2017

2 Historical art themed Novels to Read This Fall

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a well-written work of fiction on the topic of historical art. Books like these climb “bestsellers” lists because they appeal to individuals who have a passion for both literature as well as visual art. There are a couple of specific novels that beautifully marry these two forms of art.

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September 8, 2017

Why We Need Art in Times of Sorrow

In times of sorrow, people need art more than ever. Why? Because art is beauty, and beauty heals. Beauty can be a lifeline to those who are despairing.

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September 5, 2017

Interview with Karen Nobel, Founder and Director of “Kids Need More Art” in South Florida

Kids need more art. This isn’t just a statement – it’s also the name of a teacher-created, advocacy-based children’s art studio located in South Florida. Kids Need More Art offers...

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three scoops of ice cream

August 7, 2017

Why Ice Cream Art is Perfect for Summertime

Ice cream art is a thing. Is this not the best news you’ve heard all summer?

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River running through Chicago

August 6, 2017

2 Art Festivals You Can’t Miss in August 2017

Summer 2017 has offered an impressive array of art festivals around the world. Although several of 2017’s best art festivals have come and gone, two promising festivals have yet to...

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August 1, 2017

An Art Critic’s Summertime Tour of New York City’s Public Artwork

Recently, art critic Jason Farago made it his goal to “assert his common ownership of the spaces” that house art and through which New Yorkers circulate everyday. The results were a beautiful article published by the New York Times and a public admonishment to New Yorkers to “own” the free spaces in New York City in summertime.

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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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June 14, 2017

4 Art Masterpieces That Were Tragically Destroyed

You may not have heard of these 4 masterpiece works of art that were tragically destroyed and are lost forever, though replicated.

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May 9, 2017

Segmation’s Exclusive Interview with Artist Endija Zvirgzdina

The world of Segmation revolves around art, color, and inspiration. We derive inspiration from many sources – especially from our monthly interviews with the incredible artists we choose to feature...

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crayons coloring book art helps refugee children

April 21, 2017

How Creating Art Helps Refugee Children

Many people in the world today are seeking ways to help refugee children cope with the unbelievable challenges they are currently facing. As a result of this human desire to nurture and bring relief, quite a few organizations exist for the purpose of benefitting refugee children. Some organizations supply food to needy families, others provide medical care or shelter, and others simply raise awareness of these individuals’ needs. A program started by a woman named Alexandra Dawley helps displaced Iraqi children who are living in Jordan by giving them simple opportunities to create art.

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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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April 12, 2017

Art Museums/Organizations/Resources That Celebrate Women

The media often portrays women in a negative light: weak or dominating, over-sexualized or frigid. However, art is a medium that is known to celebrate women not just for their physiques, but for their souls and accomplishments. Here are a few examples of art museums/organizations/resources who have made it their mission to uplift women in a world that so often oppresses them

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