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.

May 19, 2022

Photo of a Delivery Robot “Lost in the Woods” Is Sparking the Imagination of People Around the World

When we think of robots, we usually place them in urban areas and modern cityscapes—not the middle of the woods. However, that's exactly where a man named Matthew McCormack found a white delivery robot driving down a trail. The history professor was riding his bike along the dirt path that cuts through Lings Wood Nature Reserve in Northampton, England, when he spotted the piece of tech cruising in the same direction.

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May 15, 2022

Who Was Georges Seurat? Learn About the French Artist Who Invented Pointillism

By the late 1800s, art had changed drastically. Instead of subjecting themselves to the ideals set by the Paris Salon, radical artists began creating and exhibiting rejected paintings that captured fleeting moments. These artists—who would become known as the Impressionists—fueled a wave of innovation in their contemporaries. One of these figures was Georges Seurat, who is credited with pioneering the Pointillist style.

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May 13, 2022

Nigerian Artist “Draws” Hyperrealistic Portraits by Burning Wood

Nigerian artist Alex Peter Idoko creates exquisite drawings without the use of a pencil, pen, or paintbrush. Instead, the 30-year-old artist utilizes pyrography—or wood burning—to bring his subjects to life. With this unconventional technique, he masterfully renders the delicate textures of people's skin and hair with fire until they resemble hyperrealistic portraits. Originally, from Lagos, Nigeria, Idoko has been passionate about portrait art since he was a student.

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May 11, 2022

Heroic Bomb-Sniffing Dog Receives Medal From Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Dogs are capable of incredible feats of bravery. One courageous pup named Patron (meaning “Ammo” in Ukrainian) has become a national hero in Ukraine for assisting the State of Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) in detecting and clearing more than 200 Russian explosives left behind in war-affected areas. Recently, the Jack Russel terrier was recognized for his heroic efforts with a medal bestowed on him by President Zelenskyy himself.

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