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.

October 24, 2020

Exquisite Watercolor Paintings Capture the Shimmering Sight of Swimmers Enjoying the Water

Many artists favor watercolor paint for its dazzling luminescent qualities. Artist Marcos Beccari uses the translucent medium to render tranquil pictures of human figures bathing in rippling pools. He not only captures the movement of the waves but also the mesmerizing way in which water refracts the image of submerged people.

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October 20, 2020

Treat Yourself to One of These Beautiful Jigsaw Puzzles

Searching for a beautiful new puzzle to work on in your spare time? The key is to find one that will both challenge your skills and delight your eyes. Fortunately, My Modern Met Store carries an array of unique jigsaw puzzles inspired by art, design, nature, and more. Whether you want to escape into the Amazon, go birdwatching, or immerse yourself in abstract art, you're sure to find a puzzle that will tickle your fancy.

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October 13, 2020

Patchwork-Style Animal Murals Raise Awareness of Endangered Species Around the World

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating species of all shapes and sizes. However, many of these creatures are facing endangerment and even extinction due to the devastating effects of climate change. That is why one artist is using his creative talents to spread awareness for these vulnerable species. Based in London since 2010, Louis Masai creates striking large-scale murals of rare and endangered animals. Masai's artwork is immediately recognizable for its bright, graphic style.

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October 11, 2020

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Depict Women Submerging Themselves in Glistening Waters

Dutch artist Marissa Oosterlee is renowned for her photorealistic painting skills that enable her to render people with immaculate precision. She demonstrates her abilities by placing her subjects in a tricky setting—glistening water. In her series Washing Away My Sorrows, she combines her figurative painting talents with her love of the sea and depicts women half-submerged in clear pools.

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