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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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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.

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October 31, 2014

Benjamin West – The American Raphael

His art was noticed by all. In that time, and throughout his career, Benjamin West influenced many artists in Britain and America. As he painted, he taught others the intricacies of his style and elevated the practice of painting historical art. Looking beyond his influence, one truth remained constant: Benjamin West was Britain’s “American Raphael.” To this day his art is showcased and his talent is noticed.

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August 26, 2014

Joaquín Sorolla – The World-Renowned Spanish Painter

Valencia was center stage for world-renowned artist Joaquín Sorolla. Though the Spanish painter’s career afforded him a life of worldwide travel and notoriety, the passion that fueled his art was his homeland. Through his portrait art and landscape paintings, he explored people, locations and historical scenes familiar to Spaniards and captivating to foreigners.

Sorolla’s career, like his personal life, seemed very fulfilling. By the time he reached 30 years of age, he had already received national recognition for his artwork and was approaching an era of worldwide fame. In the following years, his work was exhibited in art capitals like Madrid, Paris, Venice, Munich, Berlin and Chicago. When he was only 40-years-old, he was donning major awards and became known as one of the “western world’s greatest living artists.”

His list of accomplishments is great but, when realizing he started life as an orphan, born in 1863, the heights of his fame seem that much greater. Joaquín Sorolla was only two years old when, it is believed, his parents passed away from cholera. At that time, he and his sister went into the care of his maternal aunt and uncle.

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June 17, 2014

A Color Manual Ahead of its Time

Before technology made color automatic, creating the perfect hue required a rather systematic approach.

Prior to the days of RGB values and hexadecimal strings, humans used creative means to create color options. Depending on the medium, artists might have mixed paints and in some cases, added water to achieve lighter tones.

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December 7, 2010

How Pigments Create Color in Artist Mediums

FREE SegPlay® Art Painting Evaluation for 10 days, Enjoy us, so easy, fun and what a brain teaser with no mess! Have you ever wondered where the color in your...

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November 30, 2010

Join Segmation during Art Basel at Visions Art Exhibit at the Greenview

Don’t miss Art Basel Week in Miami Beach, Florida December 1-5, 2010. Segmation is a sponsor of Visions Art Exhibit. Segmation FREE Newsletter Join us on Facebook SegPlay® Mobile iTunes...

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October 24, 2010

The Meaning of Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Art

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October 24, 2010

Albrecht Dürer – Northern Renaissance Master

New Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC recently released (see more details here) Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) was a German artist from Nuremberg. He is generally regarded as the greatest...

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