Posts by Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

February 17, 2024

15 of the Best Art Competitions To Enter in 2024

If you’re creating amazing art but struggling to gain exposure, art contests are a great opportunity for publicity. And if you’re living the infamous “starving artist” lifestyle, this is also a way to pull yourself out of a rough spot by potentially winning cash prizes, allowing you to gain an extra financial boost towards your dream creative projects.

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November 7, 2023

50+ Gifts for Crafters and Makers to Spark Their Imagination

What do you buy the person in your life who can make basically everything themselves? Crafters are famously, well, crafty—meaning they’re always keeping busy with DIY projects and probably have an “idea list” as long as their arm. But no matter how many artistic activities they may have on the go, there’s always room for more.

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September 10, 2023

13 Legendary Constellations and the Stories Behind Them (According to Greek Mythology)

Have you ever looked up to the night sky and wondered how to identify famous star patterns? You may have heard of the “Big Dipper” or know the signs of the zodiac, but finding famous constellations among the stars requires knowledge of their fascinating history. Ever since humans walked the Earth, great significance has been given to the celestial objects in the sky.

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June 2, 2023

The Rollercoaster Life of an Iconic Art Deco Painter Known as “The Baroness with a Brush”

Post World War I, the “Roaring Twenties” was a time of exciting social and political change in the U.S. and in Europe. Along with high economic growth and the burgeoning consumer culture, many women experienced liberation. They could at last vote, and many entered the workforce and became more financially independent. This new-found freedom also crossed over into how they dressed and behaved.

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