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.

May 26, 2023

Yayoi Kusama’s Massive Colorful Sculptures Fill Entire Rooms in NYC

From polka dot pumpkins to mirror rooms, it is hard to mistake Yayoi Kusama‘s art for anyone else's work. A new exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, titled I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers, assembles some of the many different facets of the artist's oeuvre, featuring massive sculptures, colorful paintings, and immersive installations. The extensive collection is stretched across David Zwirner's spaces at 519, 525, and 533 West 19th Street.

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May 24, 2023

Harrison Ford Has the Perfect Reply to Being Called “Hot” at 80 Years Old

The fifth installment of the Indiana Jones saga was given a standing ovation at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. After holding an important place in American cinema for four decades, the new movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, is sure to be a bittersweet farewell to the archeology professor. And while actor Harrison Ford is an impressive 80 years old in the last adventure, he has not lost any of his charms.

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May 16, 2023

Look at Your Screen Hands-Free With One of These Quirky Phone Stands

Instead of letting your phone lay around your desk, why not give it a front-row seat? My Modern Met Store has just added four quirky smartphone holders by Artori Design that will prop up your devices in a whimsical way. Inspired by the way we interact with technology, these products are sure to make you smile. Selfie Stephi, for instance, features a black silhouette of a female figure who is posing for a selfie photograph.

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May 13, 2023

All of the Original Illustrations From Charles Dickens’ Novels Are Available To View Online

Few authors are as world-renowned as Charles Dickens. From Oliver Twist to A Tale of Two Cities, the 19th-century writer produced some of the most acclaimed novels that are still widely read and studied today. And while his work is now enjoyed in book form, it's not how his stories were appreciated during the Victorian era. Instead, Dickens' works were published in serialized installments, ranging from weekly to monthly. Accompanying his stories were detailed illustrations.

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