Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - masterpiece

April 3, 2011

Why You Should Make Art When You Travel (www.segmation.com)

Making art while traveling allows you to experience your new surroundings on a deeper level than most tourists ever will. By carefully viewing a scene, structure, object, person or people with the intense gaze of an artist and interpreting your vision on paper or canvas, you can freely observe the subtle nuances and hidden undercurrents that comprise the fabric of daily life in any given location. Art Travel.

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March 25, 2011

Google Art Project Makes Art More Accessible

The new Google Art Project, unveiled in early February 2011, allows viewers to digitally check out hundreds of important artworks from the leading art museums around the globe. The project...

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March 23, 2011

Toxicity of Oil Paints: Past and Present

Many people attribute the shimmering, swirling colors and bold, choppy brushwork in Vincent van Gogh’s paintings to his lifelong battle with mental illness. Although his world-famous paintings now sell for...

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March 6, 2011

A Closer Look at Complementary Colors www.segmation.com

Take a close look at Matisse’s painting The Dance, shown above. What is it about this painting that makes it “pop”? The dancers seem like they’re almost floating on top...

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February 21, 2011

The Art of Tibetan Sand Painting

Can you imagine spending several hours, days, or even weeks on a work of art, and then destroying it? The idea of creating something only to wipe it out when...

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February 19, 2011

On Cloud Nine www.segmation.com

Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC released (see more details here) Clouds are visible masses of water droplets which are suspended over in the Earth’s atmosphere. Clouds are classified in various...

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February 13, 2011

Tips for Making the Most of Your Next Art Museum Visit www.segmation.com

Visiting art museums can be both fun and daunting. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, for example, contains over 2 million square feet of exhibition space – now that’s a lot...

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February 7, 2011

Figure Drawing Tips

The human figure is one of the hardest things to draw accurately. When drawing a human figure, you need to be aware of technical issues such as proportions, shading and...

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February 3, 2011

Was the Model for the Mona Lisa a Male?

Who was the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa? Unfortunately, one of the mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is who was the model was a Male or...

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February 2, 2011

Jan Havickszoon Steen – One of the Greatest Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Jan Steen Dutch Genre Painter Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC by Segmation (see more details here) Jan Havickszoon Steen (born ca. 1626, died early 1679), was a 17th century Dutch...

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January 31, 2011

Jan Steen Dutch Genre Painter by www.segmation.com!

Jan Steen Dutch Genre Painter Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC by Segmation (see more details here) Jan Steen (c. 1626 – 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the Dutch...

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January 27, 2011

Promote Your Art Through an Open Studio

A great way to drum up interest in your art is to hold an open studio. Instead of waiting for your art to get accepted into a gallery, why not...

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January 22, 2011

How to Make Your Own Oil Paints

In a previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of making your own paints, rather than buying commercially-made paints from art supply stores. Two of the most appealing reasons for...

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January 20, 2011

Selling your art at outdoor art fairs

Have you ever considered selling your artwork at an art fair? Outdoor art festivals are a popular way of uniting artists with potential collectors and even gallery owners. At the...

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January 18, 2011

United States President Caricature Art by www.segmation.com!

United States President Caricature Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC by Segmation (see more details here) Here’s a fun and easy set of United States President Caricature patterns (thanks to our...

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