Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou


August 16, 2018

Van Gogh: How the Post-Impressionist’s Work Evolved During His Short Life

The work of Vincent van Gogh is among the most recognizable art in the world. Completed in the second half of the 20th century, the Post-Impressionist‘s collection of drawings and paintings illustrates his artistic interests and the evolution of his practice. While Van Gogh has found a significant amount of fame posthumously, his life was not as untroubled as his characteristically colorful canvases would suggest.

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August 15, 2018

20+ Gifts Any Creative Animal Lover Will Appreciate

If you are wild about animals, consider My Modern Met Store your new one-stop shop for some of the most creative animal gifts. Featuring products by all sorts of animal-loving artists, our online marketplace offers a menagerie of cute and quirky creature-themed goodies. No matter your taste, you're certain to get pick of the litter with this eclectic collection.

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August 12, 2018

How a Volcanic Eruption Preserved the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii

The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Located just outside of Naples in southern Italy, Pompeii is renowned for its well-preserved Roman ruins—and the disaster that ironically left them intact. Following a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, the entire city was covered by a blanket of volcanic ash. Until the 18th century, the city remained buried by this dust, leaving it untouched—and unseen—for nearly 1,700 years.

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August 8, 2018

“Explo-Trotter” Documents His Picturesque Adventures Around the Globe

Self-described “explo-trotter” Alexis Pifou has a taste for adventure and an eye for photography. On Instagram, Pifou shares picture-perfect shots of his travels, which take him everywhere from sprawling national parks to bustling concrete jungles. Based in Montreal, Pifou flies, runs, camps, and skateboards in idyllic locations across the globe. While he is fortunate enough to visit some of the most beautiful sites imaginable, Pifou is aware of the beauty in his own backyard.

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