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.

March 27, 2020

Incredibly Realistic Paintings Look Like They’re Wrapped in Plastic Film

Artist Robin Eley is a master of painting illusions. His diverse body of work has received wide acclaim for its hyperrealistic precision, with paintings exhibited in art institutions around the world. Recently, Eley has created a series of mind-boggling canvases that appear to be wrapped in clear plastic film and tape—but in reality it’s all expertly painted by Eley himself.

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March 11, 2020

Watercolorist Captures the Essence of Different Cities in Expressive Series of Paintings

Every metropolis has a unique pulse. Artist Álvaro Castagnet travels the world to capture the dynamic energy of various cities in expressive watercolor paintings. By using this light and brilliant medium, Castagnet is able to paint en plein air and swiftly render the essence of daily life felt at that moment. Born and currently based in Uruguay, the South American artist studied painting at the Fine Arts University in Montevideo.

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March 10, 2020

Surprise A Flower Child With These Freshly Picked Gifts for Nature Lovers

Succulents and flower crowns are nice, but perhaps you want to give the earth child in your life something a little more long-lasting. Fortunately, there are many fun and unique ways to incorporate the beauty of the outdoors into modern life—whether it’s wearing an animal-inspired garment, completing a cactus design embroidery kit, or completing a relaxing floral coloring book.

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