Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.

February 11, 2024

Artist Spent Three Years Drawing Map of the World with 1,642 Animals

Do you know which species of animals are indigenous to your area? Artist Anton Thomas has created a pictorial map that is both educational and stunning to look at. Titled Wild World, this large-scale piece is hand-drawn in colored pencil and pen, requiring three years to complete from start to finish. From American bison to the kangaroos of Australia, this map features 1,642 animals across all seven continents, and the oceans that separate them.

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January 31, 2024

Glorious Explosions of Color Capture the Beautiful Symphony of Nature in Oil Paintings

In the late 19th century, Impressionism blossomed under the talents of Claude Monet and Pierre Auguste-Renoir. Since then, it has inspired many variations and successors, including the Open-Impressionist style. Led by artist Erin Hanson, this modern adaptation relies on impasto paint strokes without layering. She demonstrates the beauty of this style by rendering a variety of kaleidoscopic landscapes.

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January 29, 2024

Ballet Dancers Pair up With Shelter Dogs and Cats To Help Them Get Adopted

With so many dogs and cats in need of a loving home, photographers Kelly Pratt and Ian Kreidich do their part to make them feel loved. For the sixth year in a row, their studio Dancers & Dogs paired animals from the Stray Rescue of St. Louis with professional dancers from Saint Louis Ballet in a series affectionally titled Muttcracker.

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January 26, 2024

Piece This Puzzle Together and Grow Your Own Visual Garden

Houseplants are a great way to add a bit of color and life into your interior space. But cultivating the lush garden of your dreams can require a lot of work. Fortunately, by piecing together one of Galison's puzzles, you can grow beautiful plants without water and soil. All you need is a coffee table and some downtime, and you can replicate dozens of green flora.

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