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The first set is <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#UFO">Aliens and UFOs</a>. UFOs are unidentified flying objects and is an object in the sky not readily identifiable to any observer as a known object. In popular culture in the 1950's the term flying saucer was also attributed to these objects, based on several publicized sightings. Aliens are extraterrestrial life forms, typically considered to be more advanced than humans. Whether real or imaginary, UFOs and Alien creatures make for fascinating folk lore, urban legends, and science fiction entertainment. Our set of UFO and Alien patterns are based on simple illustrations which depict the most common attributes of both. You'll find aliens with large eyes, triangular head shapes, green colored skin, thin arms and legs, and long necks, and UFOs in the form of flying saucers with pulsing lights. <br/> <span style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#6E579E;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;">Aliens and UFOs</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=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO001thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO002thumb.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=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO003thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO004thumb.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=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO005thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO006thumb.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=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO007thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=UFO"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/UFO/UFO008thumb.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#ALZ">Anders Leonard Zorn - Swedish Portrait Painter</a>. Anders Leonard Zorn (1860 - 1920) was one of Sweden's best portrait painters. Although skilled as a sculptor and printmaker, Anders achieved his fame with the use of oils and watercolors depicting rustic life, nudes, and an assortment of portraits. His skill with portraits lies with his ability to depict the individual character of the person. Lighting and the treatment of water were particularly extraordinary in his works. Anders believed that a portrait should be painted in an environment that was natural for the model. Our collection of Anders Zorn patterns contains many of his most recognized works including Margit, Midsummer Dance, Our Daily Bread, A Fisherman in St. Ives, and Night Effect. There are also several self-portraits included. <br/> <span style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#6E579E;font-family:arial;line-height:150%;">Anders Leonard Zorn - Swedish 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=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ001thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ002thumb.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=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ003thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ009thumb.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=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ005thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ006thumb.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=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ007thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" align="top" border="0"/> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternset_contents.asp?set=ALZ"> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ008thumb.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>Our updated SegPlayMobile product has been released and you can find it in the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/segplay-mobile/id395127581?mt=8">iTunes Store</a>. We made it more compatible with iPad devices, and updated it's looks a bit. SegPlayMobile sets are smaller (only 6 patterns) and much simpler than the sets for SegPlayPC. There are seven sets to start with and we'll be releasing new ones starting next month.</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!" 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Are you surprised that we answer this question by pointing a finger at you? It s true. You are completely unique. But are you wondering what this has to do with art?.......</p> <a href="http://segmation.com/blog/2012/05/26/paint-by-number-dna-custom-art">Custom Art Made from Your DNA</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%;">Anders Leonard Zorn - Swedish Portrait Painter</span><br/> <br/> <br/> <img src="http://www.segmation.com/images/segplaypc/thumbnails/ALZ/ALZ022thumb.jpg" alt="Anders Leonard Zorn - Swedish Portrait Painter"/> <br/> <br/> <p>Anders Leonard Zorn was born in Sweden in 1860. Though his parents never married, he was allowed to take his father s name. Raised by his grandparents, Zorn spent his childhood in Yvraden and attended Mora Strand and a grammar school in Enkoping.</p> <p>From a very early age, Anders Zorn showed great potential as an artist. He desired to become a famous sculptor and spent many hours carving pieces of wood into realistic objects. His love of sculpting and obvious talent transferred well into the realm of painting. From 1875 to 1880, Zorn studied this art medium at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden.</p> <p>Initially, Zorn enjoyed painting watercolors. His 1880 watercolor, <i>In Mourning</i>, drew attention for its detail and realistic portrayal of a grieving woman.</p> <p>Knowing that he wanted to marry, Zorn set off at an early age to make a substantial living as an artist. Fortunately, his talent made him quite successful all over Europe. He had a unique knack for painting portraits. Anders Zorn believed that a portrait should be painted with background detail appropriate to the subject s own life setting. He became well known for his true representation of both culture and character when painting a portrait. Zorn s portraits contained a variety of subjects from the esteemed political and royal figures of his day to typical rustic images. In England, Zorn was especially known for his nude paintings.</p> <p>By 1885, Zorn had made his fortune and was able to marry his wife Emma. They spent the first eleven years of their marriage traveling abroad, but always returned to Sweden for the summer. Emma was instrumental in Zorn s career. She willingly took on the role of critical analyst. It was during these years that Zorn mastered the complicated task of painting realistic water scenes, which is a feat he is still praised for today.</p> <p>Zorn switched from painting watercolors to painting oils in 1887. The second oil painting he completed, <i>A Fisherman in St Ives</i>, was a quick success.</p> <p>By this point in his life, Zorn had mastered three incredible talents. First, he was making money painting realistic and lively portraits. Second, he could paint light reflecting off water  a rare technique at the time. Third, the paintings he created during his summers in Sweden proved he could manipulate light and create both shadows and sunbeams. To combine all three, Zorn painted many subjects in and around water.</p> <p>Being recognized as a great artist allowed Zorn the opportunity to travel to the United States in 1893. He served as superintendent of the Swedish art exhibition at the Columbian World Fair held in Chicago. Throughout the rest of his life he traveled back to the United States for work and pleasure. His talent for painting portraits had reached America and he was in constant demand. Two Presidents sat for Anders Zorn; Grover Cleveland and William Taft.</p> <p>Zorn also enjoyed etching. He even illustrated an etching of Theodore Roosevelt. It was an art form that Zorn began practicing in the early 1880 s and continued to use as he created masterpieces throughout his life. In all, he completed 289 etchings, most of which were portraits.</p> <p>In 1896, Anders and Emma moved back to Sweden for good. A cottage from his grandfather s farm was relocated and the Zorn s spent several years remodeling and expanding it. The pair quickly immersed and invested themselves in the community. They started reading programs, a library, and a children s home, in addition to opening a local school.</p> <p>Zorn s passion was to discover a way to preserve Swedish folk music. His work sparked a renaissance of folk music in Sweden and kept it alive. Even today, the most prestigious award for a folk musician is the Zorn award.</p> <p>Zorn continued to paint until his health began deteriorating. In 1920, Anders Leonard Zorn passed away. A diverse group of people attended his funeral as a true testament to a life of dedication and talent; from the Swedish royal family to colorful characters from all walks of life and from many places.</p> <p>The Zorn cottage in Sweden still stands today. Part of it is devoted to a museum. It is preserved not only as a historical testament to the era in which Zorn lived, but in memory of a giving, adventurous man who shared his talents with the world.</p> <br/> <p>You can find a large collection of Anders Leonard Zorn patterns to use with SegPlay<sup>&reg;</sup>PC&nbsp <a href="http://www.segmation.com/products_pc_patternsets.asp#ALZ">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;">Growing Sculptures</span><br/> <span style="font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;color:#4d3d81;font-style:italic;font-family:arial;">Source: <a href="http://weburbanist.com/2012/04/10/suspended-grass-figures-grow-in-galleries/"><u>Weburbanist</u></a> </span><br/> <br/> <p>French Artist Mathilde Roussel has put a new spin on the artistic practice of sculpting. Roussel s sculptures are not made of stone or marble, but instead of grass seed.</p> <p>Roussel technique involves forming metal frames and then filling them with soil and wheat grass seeds. The living sculptures are then allowed to grow and change.</p> <p>Her exhibit, "Lifes of Grass," is now on display at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee.</p> <p>The goal of Roussel's living and grown exhibit is to bring about an awareness of where resources come from and how they are put to use.</p> <p>The sculptures hang suspended in midair. Visitors to the garden and museum can witness how the hanging structures transform from compacted dirt to healthy, furry wheat grass.</p> <br/> <span style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;color:#4d3d81;font-family:arial;">The United Kingdom s Historical Project: Your Paintings</span><br/> <span style="font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;color:#4d3d81;font-style:italic;font-family:arial;">Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/about/"><u>BBC</u></a> </span><br/> <p>Several collections and museums including The BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation have joined forces to create the "Your Paintings" project.</p> <p>This endeavor has both historical value and artistic benefit. The UK possesses an estimated 200,000 oil paintings and "Your Paintings" is making them all available in a digital format online.</p> <p>"Your Paintings" was created to examine UK history as well as teach the world about art. The goal is to showcase the nation s history through art. Paintings in this digital collection are accompanied by historical information that examines the story behind each work. There is also information provided for those who want to see these masterpieces and historical objects in person.</p> <p>As of right now, "Your Paintings" has 125,000 paintings available online. To learn more about the project, browse their immense collection or create your own digital collection, visit the following BBC website.</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) Who is the artist often referred to as India s Frieda Kahlo? (Hint: She was born in Hungary and was one of the most celebrated artists in India.)</p> <p>(a) B. Prabha</p> <p>(b) Gogi Saroj Pal</p> <p>(c) Amrita Shergill</p> <p>(d) Anjolie Ela Menon</p> <p>(2) Who painted Parson Weems Fable, in which George Washington is portrayed with the head of the adult George Washington as seen on the dollar bill?</p> <p>(a) Grant Wood</p> <p>(b) Ben Shahn</p> <p>(c) Thomas Hart Benton</p> <p>(d) Marsden Hartley</p> <p>(3) What is the animal most often depicted in the Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna?</p> <p>(a) Lions</p> <p>(b) Snakes</p> <p>(c) Birds</p> <p>(d) Sheep</p> <p>(4) Whose art was used in the opening sequence of the movie "Your Friends and Neighbors"?</p> <p>(a) Francesco Clemente</p> <p>(b) Alex Katz</p> <p>(c) Michelangelo</p> <p>(d) Rene Magritte</p> <p>(5) In the 1970 s the Tate Gallery in London attracted controversy when it acquired a work called <i>Equivalent VIII</i>, by Carl Andre. What did the work consist of?</p> <p>(a) A pile of bricks</p> <p>(b) A collection of Barbie dolls</p> <p>(c) A toilet bowl</p> <p>(d) A coca- cola can</p> <br /> <p>Answers:</p> <p>(1) c) Amrita Shergill</p> <p>(2) a) Grant Wood</p> <p>(3) d) Sheep</p> <p>(4) b) Alex Katz</p> <p>(5) a) A pile of bricks</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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