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The first set is <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#APL">Apple of My Eye</a>. Apples are the most widely cultivated tree fruits in the world. They've been grown for thousands of years in many historical cultures. Although apples have been the focus of many legends and traditions, the most recognized placement of apples is in the biblical story of the Garden of Eden where they referred to as the forbidden fruit. Apples and other fruits are commonly used as art subject typically placed in a fruit bowl. Our collection of Apple patterns depicts them in natural settings both on the tree and harvested in baskets. Different lighting and backgrounds are used to highlight the apple. Some apples in these patterns are held up in hands and others even have some bites taken out them.<br/> <span style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#6E579E;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;">Apple of My Eye</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=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL001thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL002thumb.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=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL003thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL004thumb.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=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL005thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL006thumb.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=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL007thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=APL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/APL/APL008thumb.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#HFL">Henri Fantin-Latour - French Floral and Portrait Painter</a>. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a French painter best known for his floral paintings and portraits. Although friends with several famous impressionist painters, Fantin-Latour remained a conservative and realistic artist throughout his life. The famous artist James McNeill Whistler brought attention to Fantin in England, where his still-lives sold so quite well. Ironically his works were virtually unknown in his native France. He married a fellow painter, Victoria Dubourg, and died of Lyme disease in 1875. Our set of Fantin-Latour contain many examples of his floral paintings in still life renderings of flowers, roses, and fruit. There are also numerous portraits including Marie-Yolande de Fitz James, Duchess Fitz James, Charlotte Dubourg, Two Sisters, Adolphe Jullien, Mr. and Mme Edwards, and several self-portraits. <br/> <span style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#6E579E;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;">Henri Fantin-Latour - French Floral and 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=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL001thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL002thumb.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=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL003thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL009thumb.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=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL005thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL006thumb.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=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL007thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=HFL"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL008thumb.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>Work is almost done on our revised iPhone mobile product SegPlayMobile to make it more compatible with iPad devices, and update it's looks a bit. We now expect to re-release it in the next week or so with a new collection of pattern sets especially for SegPlayMobile!</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/> -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!" HTML Code" /></a> </p> <p align="left"> Join us on our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Segmation"><img border="0" src="http://www.segmation.com/images/newsletter/facebook.png" width="40" height="40" /> Facebook Fan Page</a> </p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p>From our <a href="http://segmation.com/blog/"><img border="0" src="http://www.segmation.com/images/newsletter/wordpress.png" width="40" height="40" />Outside the Lines&trade;</a> Blog:</p> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;"><a href="http://segmation.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/color-history-of-emotions-red-and-purple/">Colors Red and Purple: A History of Emotion</a> </span> <br /> <img src="http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000GKD4tNzAsWg/s/650/Paris-035.jpg" alt="Colors Red and Purple: A History of Emotion" width="250" /> <p>Have you ever wondered how we go about distinguishing color? Have you ever considered why we call a color by a certain name? The world we live in is saturated with color. All throughout the day our eyes work to distinguish the various hues of color we come in contact with.......</p> <a href="http://segmation.com/blog/2012/04/24/color-history-of-emotions-red-and-purple/">"Colors Red and Purple: A History of Emotion</a> Read more on our blog. </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%;">Henri Fantin Latour - French Floral and Portrait Painter</span><br/> <br/> <br/> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/HFL/HFL001thumb.jpg" alt="Henri Fantin Latour"/> <br/> <br/> <p>Henri Fantin Latour was born in 1836 in Grenoble, France. As the son of an artist and art teacher, Fantin Latour spent his childhood learning how to paint and draw under his father s tutelage. This aspiring artist continued to hone his artistic skills at home, even after the family moved to Paris, until he was old enough to study professionally.</p> <p>In the early 1850 s Henri Fantin-Latour found himself studying with many great artists such as Lecog de Boisbaudran. He was also privileged to study at many wonderful studios, one of which was the Ecole de Dessin. For several years he devoted himself to studying and copying the old painting masters in the Louvre. He worked hard to immerse himself in classic styles of painting, particularly from the Romantic period. During this time of study, Henri Fantin-Latour made numerous friends who encouraged his career and helped him achieve success as a well-known artist in both France and England.</p> <p>Henri Fantin-Latour s circle of artistic friends included Eugene Delacroix, Camille Corot, Edouard Manet, and Gustave Courbet. However, it was with the famous Whistler and Alphonse Legros that he formed the Societe des Trois in 1858. Whistler was the friend that encouraged Henri Fantin Latour to make his way to England.</p> <p>In London, Henri Fantin-Latour became associated with the social circles of the artistically-minded. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1864. London was where he started to paint his famous flower pieces. Henri Fantin-Latour was quite famous throughout England and there were many who supported his artistic career by purchasing his paintings. His success in England was such that he was virtually unknown in France during this time period.</p> <p>When he returned to France, Henri Fantin-Latour joined the Societe des Aquafortistes. In 1861 he had his first exhibition at the Salon in Paris. It has been said that Henri Fantin-Latour left behind a magnificent gallery of Parisian celebrity personalities in the form of his group portraits. In 1879 he was awarded the Legion d Honneur medal.</p> <p>Perhaps Fantin-Latour s success was largely due to his independent nature. Though he was constantly surrounded by the Impressionist style, which many of his friends practiced, he remained true to his more conservative, Romantic style. He had an academic demeanor yet an independent approach to painting. Fantin-Latour never exhibited alongside his Impressionist friends and fellow painters. He was praised for the realistic aspects of both his group portraits and his flower paintings.</p> <p>The subjects of his group portraits were primarily other artists in various fields of study. The rows of faces that Henri Fantin-Latour painted are believed to adequately represent the time period in which he lived as well as the colorful personalities of his day. It is a testament to Henri Fantin Latour s artistic talent that his knack for realism is still appreciated for its historical worth. This same realism is also apparent in his flower paintings; they have a certain attention to realistic detail that makes them truly memorable.</p> <p>Some of Henri Fantin Latour s most famous group portraits include <i>The Toast</i>, painted in 1865, <i>A Studio in the Batignolles</i>, painted in 1870, At the Table, painted in 1872, and <i>Round the Piano</i>, painted in 1885. Interestingly, Henri Fantin Latour also left behind twenty-three self-portraits. Henri Fantin Latour s style was incredibly delicate and imaginative, differing in ways from his realistic flower paintings and group portraits. His lithographs were greatly inspired by music. This style of art is essentially a printing process that involves ink being transferred from a flat surface, such as stone or metal, onto paper or another suitable material. </p> <p>He enjoyed many of the great classical composers but was perhaps most influenced by Richard Wagner, whose music prompted him to create many imaginative drawings. In 1875 Henri Fantin Latour married Victoria Dubourg, who was also a fellow artist. After his marriage, the French artist took to spending time at his wife s family estate. It was there on the estate in the countryside that he passed away. Henri Fantin-Latour, a man who was both extremely academic and distinctly independent, left behind a gallery of paintings full of realism and imagination.</p> <br/> <p>You can find a large collection of Henri Fantin Latour patterns to use with SegPlay<sup>&reg;</sup>PC&nbsp <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#HFL">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;">Crystal Palace: the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nuclear Nations</span><br/> <span style="font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;color:#4d3d81;font-style:italic;font-family:arial;">Source: <a href="http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Radioactive-chandeliers-commemorate-Japanese-nuclear-disaster/26054"><u>The Art Newspaper</u></a> </span><br/> <br/> <p>Two glowing chandeliers are soon to be on display in Germany. Why do these vintage chandeliers glow? Because have been taken apart, their crystals replaced with Uranium, and then lit by ultraviolet light.</p> <p>More of these chandeliers are going to be made, but these first two will be showcased beginning in March. The exhibit s opening will coincide with the anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan. The chandeliers are meant to represent industry, particularly the industry of nuclear power and the nations who produce this type of energy</p> <p>Work on these chandeliers began in Sydney and involved transforming traditional and elaborate chandeliers into structures comprised of uranium glass beads. To read more about the exhibit and future uranium chandelier projects, visit the link above.</p> <br/> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;">From Sports, Illustrated to Sports: A Virtual and Artistic Experience</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/2012/02/16/sports-illustrated/"><u>Artnews</u></a> </span><br/> <p>The world of sports tends to collide with the world of art. Can sporting events truly give insight into the artistic world around us? One curator has attempted to tackle sports with an artistic perspective.</p> <p>Like art, sports can be used as political tools of expression. It can spark feelings of awe, outrage, and intrigue. David Little is exploring ways to use art to help the world understand the power of sports.</p> <p>Little s art exhibit, appropriately called  The Sports Show, includes photos, videos, digital animation, and recorded sound. These elements all work together to examine why sports so often act as a medium for emotional expression. This artistic perspective is meant to put an individual in the heart of the action in order to draw out emotion.</p> <p>Can art and athletics find common ground? To read more about David Little s experiences and exhibit, visit the link above.</p> <br/> <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 Painter was a laborer in the Panama Canal?</p> <p>(a) Vincent Van Gogh</p> <p>(b) Charles Laval</p> <p>(c) Paul Gaugin</p> <p>(d) Emile Bernard</p> <p>(2) English artist Andy Brown created a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by stitching what together?</p> <p>(a) Old napkins</p> <p>(b) 1,000 used tea bags</p> <p>(c) Strands of colored yarn</p> <p>(d) Scraps of paper</p> <p>(3) Which country published the first illustrated children s book in 1658?</p> <p>(a) France</p> <p>(b) England</p> <p>(c) Japan</p> <p>(d) Germany</p> <p>(4) What was the building that is now famously known as the Louvre Museum and Art Gallery used for in 1190?</p> <p>(a) A fortress</p> <p>(b) A library</p> <p>(c) A Justice Building</p> <p>(d) A prison</p> <p>(5) Whose painting, titled <i>Impressions Sunrise</i>, gave the Impressionistic style its name?</p> <p>(a) Eugene Delacroix</p> <p>(b) Edouard Manet</p> <p>(c) Gustave Courbet</p> <p>(d) Claude Monet</p> <br /> <p>Answers:</p> <p>(1) c) Paul Gaugin</p> <p>(2) b) 1,000 used tea bags</p> <p>(3) d) Germany</p> <p>(4) a) A fortress</p> <p>(5) d) Claude Monet</p> </td> </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 LLC&#8226 17359 Bernardo Vista Drive &#8226 San Diego, CA 92128 <br /> Copyright (C) 2012 <font color="#FFFF90">Segmation.com</font>. 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