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May 23, 2018

Winslow Homer Captured the American Spirit in Watercolor Paintings

“What makes watercolor painting so unique is its unforgiving nature; lines, colors, and forms must be applied perfectly the first time around, as any attempt to paint over simply renders the entire effect muddied.”

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March 26, 2018

The Earthy, Enduring Color Scheme of the Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Can art exist apart from color? Thank goodness that’s never been a predicament humankind has encountered. Art across the ages has been intermingled with glorious color. The cave paintings at Lascaux have an amazing story as well as a beautiful color scheme. Here are a few fun facts about the paintings at Lascaux.

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February 8, 2018

What Young Emerging Artists See When They Look at the Human Body

Paintings Featured in ‘Body and Physicality in the Works of Emerging Artists. Look What Young Emerging Artists See’. www.segmation.com

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January 26, 2018

Five Famous Paintings with Hidden Meanings

It’s not uncommon for artists to weave hidden meanings into their paintings, musical compositions, drawings, sculptures, and other works of art. Even artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Michelangelo indulged in this romantic practice. As art lovers, it is our pleasure to reveal the hidden meanings within several famous paintings. www.segmation.com

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the hunters in the snow by pieter bruegel the elder

December 16, 2017

3 Famous Paintings that Celebrate Snow

Artists like Van Gogh and Monet loved snow. They proved it by creating pieces of art that attempted to capture the beauty of snow. www.segmation.com

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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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February 14, 2016

Can You Feel the Love in These 3 Romantic Paintings?

Is it possible that The Kiss, painted between 1908 and 1909 by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, is one the most romantic paintings in history?

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June 2, 2015

Famous Historical Artists Who Loved Spring

Your favorite season says a lot about you. For example, those who favor fall are often contented creatures who become excited by the simple pleasures of life. Summer lends itself...

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September 30, 2013

Joshua Reynolds – English Portrait Painter

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an eighteen century English painter who specialized in portraits. He was one of the founders of the Royal Academy of Arts in London which promotes arts through education and exhibition. He is best known for his numerous portraits, particularly those of children where their innocence and natural grace was emphasized. Reynolds was a hard worker who never married, and had constant interaction from the wealthy and famous men of the day.

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March 13, 2013

Early Cave Art in Spain

Early cave art–even that which is over 40,000 years old–captivates us, just as it did prehistoric man. That’s why it’s not uncommon for people to make long journeys just to get a look at these early cave paintings. Truly, art is perhaps the only language capable of being understood by numerous people groups and generations.

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December 7, 2012

Museum Curator Elevates Prestige of Paint by Number Art

While many do not believe paint by number paintings are true works of art, William L. Bird, Jr., believes they are. Bird should know – he is not only the curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, he is also highly educated on the subject of paint by number.

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November 23, 2012

Childhood Stories of Paint by Number

Creating amazing paintings using paint by number kits ranks high on the list of favorite childhood activities for scores of people. Are you one of those individuals who has cherished memories of paint by number?

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July 1, 2012

Do 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 is its ability to make all things beautiful!

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June 4, 2012

Benefits of Making Your Own Paints

Did you know that you can easily and affordably make your own paints right at home? The supplies needed to make oil paints, acrylics, watercolors or pastels are fairly inexpensive...

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April 13, 2012

Thomas Kinkade: The “Painter of Light”

Thomas Kinkade, popularly known as the “Painter of Light,” passed away in his sleep at the age of 54. His inspirational work touched the lives of many and will continue to live on as his legacy.

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