Posts by Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young is a contributing writer for My Modern Met and an aspiring art historian. She holds a BA in Art History and Curatorial Studies with a minor in Design from Brigham Young University. With a love and passion for the arts, culture, and all things creative, she finds herself intrigued by the creative process and is constantly seeking new ways to explore and understand it.

May 10, 2021

Ghanaian Artist Explores Being Black in America Through Colorful Portraits [Interview]

While bathing his viewer in a world awash with vibrant color, Ghanaian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe forces them to look and truly see the figure staring back at them from the canvas. His evocative portraits explore what it means to be Black in America—whether you’re from here or not. And it’s impossible not to be drawn in by the arresting intensity of each subject’s gaze and their cool, collected demeanor.

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May 4, 2021

Duck Visits Same 7th-Story Balcony To Hatch Ducklings Twice During Lockdown

Those forced to endure pandemic lockdown in a big city may have felt a little more cooped up than most. Being stuck in a small apartment for weeks on end and having few options for outside entertainment or recreation is enough to make anyone go stir crazy. Needless to say, city life doesn’t usually offer many opportunities to relax by getting out and connecting with nature either.

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April 29, 2021

Tyler Perry’s Inspiring Oscars Acceptance Speech Denounces Hate

Embed from Getty Images Among those awarded Oscars at the 93rd annual Academy Awards was prolific movie mogul Tyler Perry. However, instead of receiving recognition for any of his productions, the multitalented entrepreneur was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. “Tyler’s cultural influence extends far beyond his work as a filmmaker,” Academy President David Rubin said of its Board of Governors’ decision.

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April 27, 2021

Vibrant Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Beauty and Strength From Around the World

Since graduating from the Florence Academy of Art in 2016, Spanish painter Elena Gual has continued to develop her artistic practice. She’s been building on and evolving from more academic techniques to establish her own bold, painterly style. Now based in London, the talented artist channels much of her output towards portraiture and images of the female form—transmitting the strength, power, and beauty of femininity with thick impasto upon her canvases.

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