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.

June 5, 2022

The History of Camera Obscura and How It Was Used as a Tool To Create Art in Perfect Perspective

Before the invention of the photographic camera, transferring a real-life image onto paper or another flat surface was no easy feat. Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci first described a mechanism that would make drawing in perfect perspective much easier to achieve, something that would later be known as camera obscura. Rather than meticulously measuring out the lengths and angles of a subject or scene, camera obscura offers a shortcut.

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January 2, 2022

Artist Reveals How to Draw Perfect Flowers in 3 Simple Steps

Before photography, botanical illustration was used to document the form, color, and details of plant life, but today, many contemporary artists and illustrators still strive to showcase the beauty of flowers through their art. One of those artists is Kate Kyehyun Park, who paints beautiful blooms in watercolor. The Korean illustrator’s ever growing portfolio showcases her talent for creating beautiful botanical watercolor illustrations, but she doesn’t keep her skills to herself.

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December 8, 2021

Best of 2021: Top 12 NFT Artists and Crypto Art Projects

Since the conception of art, many paintings, drawings, and sculptures have existed in the physical world. As technology has advanced, so have the ways for making and experiencing art. More and more artists are creating work digitally, and many of their pieces exist purely as pixels on a screen. However, just because we’re not able to hold these artworks in our hands, it doesn’t mean they’re less valuable.

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December 5, 2021

5 Jasper Johns Artworks That Blur the Line Between Art and Everyday Life

With a career spanning almost 70 years, American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Jasper Johns has had a profound influence on the art world. In using common objects, written words, and innovative materials, he rejected conventional techniques in favor of his own visual language. Through his art, Johns breaks down the boundaries between fine art and real-life and invites viewers to question the way we see and engage with the world.

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