Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

May 24, 2024

World’s Largest Coastal Regeneration Project Will Plant 100 Million Mangroves in Dubai

In a move to integrate ecological preservation with urban development, Dubai-based urban planning firm URB has created Dubai Mangroves. The initiative calls for the planting of more than 100 million mangrove trees over nearly 50 miles, as well as a botanical museum, conservation center, and visitor hub. By balancing the needs of the planet with the needs of humans, URB is hoping to demonstrate that urban growth and environmental responsibility can work hand in hand.

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May 22, 2024

15 Awe-Inspiring Images of Our Galaxy from the 2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year

For the seventh year, travel blog Capture the Atlas has celebrated our galaxy with its Milky Way Photographer of the Year collection. These 25 images of the Milky Way were singled out as exceptional examples of astrophotography and are awe-inspiring looks at the Milky Way. The photographs, taken in 15 different countries—from the United States and Argentina to New Zealand and France—were selected from the more than 5,000 images submitted to this year's competition.

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May 20, 2024

Slumbering Woman’s Dreams Come to Life in Iris Scott’s Enchanting Finger Painting

Innovative finger painter Iris Scott has released an evocative new artwork in her signature style. Goddess of Dreams depicts a woman resting on a tree in a forest illuminated by fireflies. She wears a dress embroidered with cranes, and if we look closely, we can see one of the birds breaking free from the fabric and floating into the air.

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May 17, 2024

Unique Playing Cards Celebrate the Art of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat

The friendship between Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat is well documented. Born just two and a half years apart, the artists became close friends as they evolved their unique styles, disrupting the contemporary art world and rising to prominence in 1980s New York. Designers at theory11 celebrate these artists with two unique decks of playing cards filled with their signature artwork. Bold lines and playful human silhouettes are hallmarks of the Keith Haring card deck.

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