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.

August 5, 2020

7 Watercolor Mediums That Will Transform the Way You Use the Paint

There's a reason why watercolor painting is so popular. Not only are the paints more affordable than their acrylic and oil counterparts, but their portability makes them ideal for artists to work en plein air. However, there's more to watercolor painting than pans and tubes. Watercolor mediums are a great way to enhance your artwork in unique and creative ways.

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August 3, 2020

Powerful Portraits of Black Men and Women Are Drawn Using Only Ballpoint Pens

Nigerian artist Patrick Onyekwere proves that you don't need expensive materials to create exquisite works of art. He uses the ubiquitous ballpoint pen to draw portraits in hyperrealistic detail. Their stunning three-dimensionality is immediately eye-catching; from the creases on the lips to the pores of the skin to the gleam in the eyes, no attention to detail has been spared.

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July 29, 2020

Surprise Your Favorite Guy With One of These Small Gifts

Guys—no matter their age or relation to you—are often the hardest ones to shop for. This can make gift-giving occasions like birthdays and holidays stressful. Never fret. My Modern Met Store boasts a wide variety of small, unique gifts that guys are sure to love at any time of the year. Shopping for a guy with an artistic streak? The Bob Ross Mug is a great way to inspire his mornings.

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July 25, 2020

How the Florence Cathedral Spent Centuries Under Construction to Become a Beloved Landmark

From its scarlet red dome to its beckoning bell tower, the Santa Maria del Fiore is an architectural gem. Also known as the Florence Cathedral, it is one of the most significant—and most visited—landmarks in Italy and the fourth largest church in Europe. At first glance, the Florence Cathedral may appear to be one vast feat of architecture, but it is actually made up of a few different components.

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