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.

July 5, 2022

Artist Uses Vibrant Colored Inks To Breathe Vivid Life Into Her Illustrations

Illustrator Anna Sokolova is known for her expressive use of colored inks. Looking at her work, it's easy to see why she fell in love with this medium. Whether she's drawing expressive animals, creating fashion illustrations, or painting realistic flowers, her work shows just how versatile inks can be. And luckily, Sokolova loves sharing tips for using them so that everyone can understand why they need inks in their artistic arsenal.

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July 2, 2022

Scientists Successfully Sequence the DNA of Man From the Pompeii Eruption for the First Time

In 79 CE, thousands of lives instantly changed when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the town of Pompeii under 23 feet of ash and debris. Over 2,000 people perished in the disaster, many inside their homes. Now, for the first time, researchers have been able to fully sequence the DNA of one victim. Thanks to their work, we have even more insight into the people who called Pompeii their home.

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June 28, 2022

Here Are 17 Companies Stepping Up To Help Women Access Reproductive Healthcare

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it also changed the landscape of healthcare for women around the country. Many states have trigger laws to effectively ban abortion immediately or in the coming weeks. Most of these fall in the midwest or the southern United States. This means that women living in these areas will need to immediately begin traveling out of state, and at times quite far, in order to receive an abortion.

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