Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - Paint

August 14, 2011

Snug as a Bug

Bugs are miniature marvels that are quite diverse. Entomology, a specialty in the field of biology, is the study of insects and includes more than two thirds of all known...

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July 27, 2011

Nicolas Poussin – French Classical Painter

Nicolas Poussin (1594 – 1665) was a French classical painter. His style consists of clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. He is considered the greatest French artist...

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July 19, 2011

Pointillism: Tiny Dots of Color

Georges Seurat was one of the most famous artists to explore Pointillism. His painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (shown above), is a prime example of Pointillism. When viewing the painting at this size, you can’t tell that it is made up of millions of colored dots. But when viewed up-close, like Seurat’s close-up below (from another painting of his, Circus Sideshow), you can see that the images are created from many colored dots painted next to each other and on top of one another.

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July 13, 2011

Is an art education necessary?

There’s an ongoing debate about whether an artist needs a ‘proper’ art education before they are considered a ‘true artist’. Some say yes, others say no. What do you think?...

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July 6, 2011

Colors Change What is Beautiful

What is beautiful? The term is a bit subjective, don’t you think? After all, isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? It most certainly is, but one undeniable quality about color...

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July 3, 2011

Camille Corot – French Landscape Artist (www.segmation.com)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (July 17, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was the leading landscape painter of the 19th century French Barbizon School. His fresh, spontaneous approach to landscape broke the academic...

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June 27, 2011

Camille Corot – French Landscape Artist

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a French Landscape painter who had a strong influence on Impressionism. Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century...

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June 22, 2011

How to Make Your Mistakes Work for You

Every artist knows the feeling of working for hours on a piece, only to make some kind of mistake. Whether it’s spilling paint, making a mark that can’t be erased,...

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June 14, 2011

Introduction to Color Expert Johannes Itten

“Color is life; for a world without color appears to us as dead.” – Johannes Itten When you take an art course on color theory, you can thank Johannes Itten...

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June 12, 2011

European Flags

Europe is one of the world’s seven continents with a population of 731 million. Its border is somewhat arbitrary, defined by convention, historical references, cultural and political elements. There are...

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June 5, 2011

The Psychology of Color

Free Trial Downloads for Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) Color affects more than just the way things look – it also changes the way we perceive objects by...

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June 4, 2011

Do you love Cats?

Cats are great to use in Art! Aren’t cats cuddly, cute, calm, curious, playful, as well as finicky. Cats are among our most popular pets. They come in numerous breeds...

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June 3, 2011

The Healing Power of Color (www.segmation.com)

Free Trial Downloads for Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) As an artist, you are probably aware of the effects that different colors can have on your state of...

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May 31, 2011

Giotto di Bondone – Father of European Painting (www.segmation.com)

Free Trial Downloads for Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267 – 1337), known simply as Giotto, was a Florentine painter and architect. He is...

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May 20, 2011

Lady Liberty (www.segmation.com)

Free Trial Downloads for Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more details here) The Statue of Liberty is a massive sculpture located in New York Harbor. It was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi...

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