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. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

January 23, 2021

Artist Unearths Intricate Hand-Carved Designs From Dozens of Layers of Acrylic Paint

Multidisciplinary artist Hannah Jensen uses her printmaking background to render intricate masterpieces with her own twist. She uses a board that is painted with 40 to 80 layers of various shades of acrylic paint as the ground for traditional printmaking techniques including intaglio, etching, and carving. When the paint is peeled away, a picture full of depth, texture, and shadow is revealed.

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January 18, 2021

Stunning Figurative Sculptures Capture the Beauty of the Human Body in Motion

For the Spanish artist duo Joan Coderch and Javier Malavia, the “human being is at the core of their art.” The two founded Coderch & Malavia to collaborate on expressive figurative sculptures that explore movement and emotion as it relates to the human body. From striking ballet positions to quiet, understated stances—their bronze figures capture a unique moment in time. All of their art is created together at their large industrial studio in Valencia, Spain.

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January 15, 2021

Artist Collaborates With 60,000 Bees to Recreate Nefertiti’s Bust Out of Beeswax and Honeycomb

The bust of Nefertiti commemorates one of the most famous figures of Ancient Egypt, who reined alongside the pharaoh Akenaten during a tumultuous religious upheaval. Inspired by the long-lasting legacy of this monumental sculpture, the Netherlands-based artist Tomáš Libertíny spent two years building a “new queen.” He began by constructing a 3D model of the original bust before introducing the assistance of 60,000 bees which brought the piece to life.

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January 13, 2021

Wildlife Photographer Raises Awareness for Lion Conservation With Beautiful Portraits [Interview]

Los Angeles-based wildlife photographer Simon Needham takes stunning portraits of different animals to raise awareness of endangered species and encourage conservation efforts. Recently, he was given the opportunity to revisit Glen Garriff Conservation in South Africa to take promotional images of the lions in their care. During this experience, Needham was able to get close to some of the rare white lions and capture their striking coloration.

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