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The first set is <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#GGB">Golden Gate Bridge</a>. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge in San Francisco. It spans the Golden Gate which is the opening of San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. It is considered to be the most photographed bridge in the world. Construction started in January 1933 and opened in May 1937. It is painted in a color called International Orange, originally used for a sealant for the bridge. Unfortunately more people attempt suicide at the bridge, than any other location. Our pattern set collection contains many photographs of the bridge taken from various angles and vantage points, and at different times of day. Several show the bridge enveloped in fog, a common occurrence in San Francisco. <br/> <span style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#6E579E;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;">Golden Gate Bridge</span> <br/> <br/> <table width="200" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB001thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB002thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB003thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB004thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB005thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB006thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB007thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=GGB"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/GGB/GGB008thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> </table> <br/> <br/> The second new SegPlay<sup>&reg;</sup>PC set available this month is <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#SHR">Sir Henry Raeburn - Scottish Portrait Painter</a>. Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 -1823) was a successful Scottish portrait painter who lived in Edinburgh. His works are characterized by strong characterization, stark realism, and dramatic lighting effects. He typically employed clashing color combinations, and a course modeling technique. Our pattern set includes many of his portraits, including his most recognized work, The Skating Minister. Other portraits include Boy and Rabbit, Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry, Sir Walter Scott, Mrs. Robert Scott Moncrieff, and Sir John Sinclair. There's also a self portrait included in the set. <br/> <span style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#6E579E;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;"> <br/> Sir Henry Raeburn - Scottish Portrait Painter</span> <br/> <table width="203" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR001thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR002thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR003thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR004thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR005thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR006thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR007thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=SHR"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR008thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> </tr> </table> <br/> <br/> <a name="segmation-news"></a><span style="font-size:17px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;">Segmation News</span> <br /> <p>We finally got our website redesign completed and live. Lots of cleanup work remaining, but so far most of the pages are back on line and the popular SegPlay online painting is operational after a few days offline. We're hoping the design is a bit cleaner, friendlier, and makes the site more fun to browse around in.</p> <br/> <p>Work on updating our iPhone mobile product (SegPlayMobile) to make it more compatible with iPad devices is underway. We also hope to improve the user interface graphics and allow for many more patterns to be availble. Targetting late February or earlier March for this next release.</p> <br/> <p>We're also nearly finished with our next generation version of SegPlay<sup>&reg;</sup>PC, however this has taken a back seat to the website update and SegPlayMobile update. The new interface is taking a bit longer than expected, so were pushing the release out a few months. Looking to show off some pretty cool features, so stay tuned. One item that we've improved is that the pattern set installation will be much simplier. Simply enter a code, and the set will get installed automatically! Thanks for all the feature suggestions which we're trying to add in. Still time to add a few more, if you have some areas to improve in SegPlayPC.</p> <br/> <p>We're also starting work with some new artists and hope to get some great looking content available in SegPlayPC pattern sets starting this spring.</p> <br /> <p>We're always looking for more appealing art pieces for our SegPlay<sup>&reg;</sup>PC paint by number collection. If you are an aspiring artist, illustrator, or photographer and am interested in collaborating on a pattern set, drop us an email <a href="mailto:submit@segmation.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">submit@segmation.com</a></p> <br/> <p>We hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter. Please feel free to pass it on to a friend or colleague. If you have any comments or suggestions about this newsletter, please drop us an email to: <a href="mailto:comments@segmation.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">comments@segmation.com</a>.</p> <br/> <br/> Happy New Years to all! -Mark &amp; Beth <br /> <p align="center"> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/community_articles.asp"><img border="0" src="http://www.segmation.com/images/interface_images/articles.gif" title="SegPlay!" Articles" alt="SegPlay!" Articles" /></a> </p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/community_guestmap.asp"><img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/interface_images/pressguestmap.gif" alt="Segmation Guest Map" /></a> </p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/community_segplayonyourpage.asp"><img border="0" src="http://www.segmation.com/images/interface_images/segplayHTMLCODE.gif" title="SegPlay!" HTML Code" alt="SegPlay!" 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How about a piece of intricate architecture?....</p> <a href="http://segmation.com/blog/2011/12/28/paint-by-number-car-colors/">Read more on our blog.</a> </td> <td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" valign="top" width="0" style="padding:20px; font-size:12px;color:#000000;line-height:150%;font-family:trebuchet ms;" align="left"> <a name="artist" id="artist"></a><span style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;line-height:110%;">Artist Of The Month:</span><br/> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;">Sir Henry Raeburn - Scottish Portrait Painter</span> <br/> <br/> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/SHR/SHR001thumb.jpg" alt="Sir Henry Raeburn - Scottish Portrait Painter"/> <br/> <br/> <p>Sir Henry Raeburn (4 March 1756  8 July 1823) was a goldsmith s apprentice turned portrait painter by a twist of fate.</p> <p>Born in Stockbridge, Scotland, Raeburn was the son of a manufacturer. Unfortunately, he was orphaned at a young age. Being raised in Heriots Hospital allowed the future artist to receive a basic education and, at the age of 15, become an apprentice for a local goldsmith. During this time, Raeburn learned how to cast rings and small bits of jewelry. These works gradually moved him into the realm of producing miniature portraits which gained him enough success to expand his trades. Eventually, Raeburn found his desire and talent was for painting oil portraits.</p> <p>At the interest of his goldsmith mentor, the young painter was introduced to David Martin. Martin was an assistant to Scottish portrait painter Allan Ramsay, as well as to the leading portrait painter in Edinburgh. Because he had numerous portraits in his portfolio, Martin allowed Henry to borrow his work so he could copy them and develop his skills as a painter. It was from this practice that Raeburn became uent in his style and method of painting, allowing him to pursue oil painting exclusively and leave his previous work as a goldsmith.</p> <p>In a sense, Henry Raeburn was a self-taught oil painter who, by his early 20 s, was known as an artist with signicant skill in this area. His success at such a young age is an extraordinary example of sheer genius, especially given the quality and notoriety of his works.</p> <p>Being asked to paint the portrait of a young lady he had previously seen while he was in the elds sketching landscapes was an event that added to Raeburn s success as an artist. The young woman, Anne, became totally engrossed with the talented and intellectual painter.</p> <p>Anne was a young woman with a lot of money. She was the daughter of Peter Edgar of Bridgelands, as well as the widow of the wealthy Count Leslie. Henry and Anne wed within a month of meeting, but the newfound fortune and riches did not affect Henry s perception of his work or the characteristics of his style. It did, however, propel him into studying and learning more about his craft.</p> <p>During this era, traveling was a common way an artist could ensure exposure to other dimensions of art, as well as to expand the horizons of his or her work. In this tradition, the newly married Raeburn couple traveled to Italy so Henry could advance his skill. After arriving and spending some time studying and working in Italy, the pair went to London. This is where Raeburn developed a relationship with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the president of the Royal Academy. It was Reynolds who advised Henry to go and study in Rome - such a sojourn would expose him to the works of great artists such as Michelangelo.</p> <p>Once in Rome, Henry met with Scot Gavin Hamilton of the antique dealer Pompeo Girolamo Batoni and Byers. Hamilton s advice to Henry took his career to another level. He told the young artist that,  & he should never copy an object from memory, but, from the principal gure to the minutest accessory, have it placed before him."</p> <p>Henry and Anne returned to Edinburgh in 1787 after two years of study in Italy, London, and Rome. At this time Raeburn started what would become a very successful career in portrait painting. One of his rst notable portraits was of Lord President Dundas who was painted in a royal, seated position. It was because of important jobs like this that Sir Henry Raeburn was able to return from his study abroad with great acclaim for his works. Raeburn s career began to take off from this springboard of notoriety, making him one of the most renowned portrait artists of all time. Henry s approach to painting helped drive the art world from the period of Romanticism to Impressionism, a major leap forward in the evolution of art.</p> <p>Sir Henry Raeburn died on July 8th, 1823 in St. Bernard s house in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. His memorial is in the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Edinburgh.</p> <br/> <p>You can find a large collection of Sir Henry Raeburn patterns to use with SegPlay<sup>&reg;</sup>PC&nbsp <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#SHR">here.</a></p> <br/> <br/> <a name="art-news" id="art-news"></a> <span style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;line-height:110%;">Art in the News: </span><br/> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;">That 70 s (art) Show!</span><br/> <span style="font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;color:#4d3d81;font-style:italic;font-family:arial;">Source: <a href="http://www.artnews.com/2011/11/22/that-seventies-sensibility/"><u>Artnews</u></a> </span><br/> <br/> <p>Phoebe Hoban, writer for ArtNews.com, recently wrote an article detailing the rekindled interest of 1970 s-era art being sparked by some museum curators and gallery owners in New York City. She writes,  & from Jennifer Bartlett s multiplate, 153-foot-long Rhapsody (1976), shown at MoMA this past summer, to a traveling Lynda Benglis retrospective to the increasing pervasiveness of performance art (the term itself came of age in the  70s), the pluralist decade is having a major moment. New York s Forum Gallery even mounted a summer exhibition called  That Seventies Show, with works by artists ranging from Richard Anuszkiewicz to Robert Cottingham, Tom Wesselmann, and Robert Motherwell. </p> <p>So what is it about the 70 s that s beginning to make new waves? Check out Hoban s article at the link below to nd out!</p> <p><a href="http://www.artnews.com/2011/11/22/that-seventies-sensibility/">http://www.artnews.com/2011/11/22/that-seventies-sensibility/</a></p> <br/> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;">Artistic Duo Still Going Strong</span><br/> <span style="font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;color:#4d3d81;font-style:italic;font-family:arial;">Source: <a href="http://www.art-of-the-day.info/a06146-baldwin-guggisberg-beyond-glass.html"><u>Art of the Day</u></a> </span><br/> <p>After more than 30 years of partnership, Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, renowned artists of master glassmaking, are still going strong. In a recent exhibition, the duo released several new pieces, including their new feature of glass boats. One boat is 9 meters long! </p> <p>Including styles associated with their previous works, followers of the pair will nd some signature pieces encapsulating much of the ow and style that is the hallmark of the Baldwin/Guggisberg duo s beautiful work. From multi-layered, intricate incised vases, to sculpted, multicolored spheres, there is something for everyone to enjoy.</p> <p>To learn more about the duo s exhibition, follow the link below and check out some of their incredible works of art!</p> <p><a href="http://www.art-of-the-day.info/a06146-baldwin-guggisberg-beyond-glass.html">http://www.art-of-the-day.info/a06146-baldwin-guggisberg-beyond-glass.html</a></p> <a name="outside-lines" id="outside-lines"></a> <span style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;line-height:110%;">Outside the Lines</span> <br/> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;">Art Trivia</span> <br/> <p>(1) Which famous painter was hit with a mallet by a rival, disfiguring his face for life?</p> <p>(a) Michelangelo</p> <p>(b) Raphael</p> <p>(c) Titan</p> <p>(d) Rembrandt</p> <p>(2) Who was the only court sculptor of Alexander the Great?</p> <p>(a) Vitruvius</p> <p>(b) Praxiteles</p> <p>(c) Apelles</p> <p>(d) Lysippus</p> <p>(3) Who is the artist behind the violent and emotionally charged painting,  The Scream ?</p> <p>(a) Otto Meuller</p> <p>(b) Wassily Kandinsky</p> <p>(c) Vincent van Gogh</p> <p>(d) Edward Munch</p> <p>(4) What art movement was Yoko Ono associated with during the 1960s?</p> <p>(a) Dadaism</p> <p>(b) Futurism</p> <p>(c) Fluxus</p> <p>(d) Post-Impressionism</p> <p>(5a) Which art form stemmed from Tristan Tzara and was the start of surrealism?</p> <p>(a) Expressionism</p> <p>(b) Luminism</p> <p>(c) Futurism</p> <p>(d) Dada</p> <br /> <p>Answers:</p> <p>(1) Michelangelo s nose was crushed by his rival, Torregiano.</p> <p>(2) Alexander the Great only allowed one painter and one sculpture to capture him in art form.</p> <p>(3) The birth of German Expressionism is marked by the "The Scream." </p> <p>(4) Yoko Ono was part of the Fluxus movement that began in New York in the 1960 s.</p> <p>(5) The Dada school of art rebelled against conventional standards of aesthetics with absurd and unpredictable artistic creations.</p> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color:#4d3d81;border-top:10px solid #FFE500;" valign="top" colspan="2" align="left" width="603"> <span style="font-size:10px;color:#ffff90;line-height:100%;font-family:verdana;"> <div align="center">You have received this newsletter free of charge because you subscribed at <a href="http://www.segmation.com/" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"><span lang="EN-US"><font color="#FFE500"><u>Segmation.com</u></font></span></a>.<br /> If you wish stop to receiving this free information please use this form to unsubscribe:<br /><br /> <table align="center"><tbody><tr><td> <div style="margin: 0px; width: 235px; background-color: #4d3d81;"> <form style="margin: 0px;" action="http://pub12.bravenet.com/elist/add.php" method="post" onsubmit="return validate_elist_1941642()"> <div style="margin: 10px; font-family: arial; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: #FFFF90; text-align: right;"> <p>Email: <input style="width: 170px;" type="text" name="emailaddress" id="elistaddress1941642" size="25" maxlength="100" /></p> <input style="border: 0px none ;" type="radio" name="action" value="join" />Subscribe&nbsp; <input style="border: 0px none ;" type="radio" name="action" value="leave" checked="checked" />Unsubscribe&nbsp; <input style="border: 0px solid black; height: 0px; width: 0px;" type="hidden" name="usernum" value="972688428" /> <input style="border: 0px solid black; height: 0px; width: 0px;" type="hidden" name="cpv" value="1" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="GO" /></div> <div style="color: red;" id="elist_err1941642"></div></form></div></td></tr></tbody></table> <br /><br /> Segmation &#8226 17359 Bernardo Vista Drive &#8226 San Diego, CA 92128 <br /> Copyright (C) 2011 <font color="#FFFF90">Segmation.com</font>. 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