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 24, 2020

Cotton Candy-Colored Landscape Paintings Showcase the Tranquil Beauty of Western Skies

Artist Kristin Moore depicts sweeping Western landscapes and immersive skies in her acrylic paintings. These open environments—devoid of any people—appear to portray transitory moments of silence and solitude. Moore emphasizes this wistful aesthetic through beautiful gradient atmospheres that direct the eye to the land below. A Texas native, Moore received her MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Read Article

May 23, 2020

Hyperrealistic Watercolor Paintings Perfectly Recreate the Delicate Beauty of Flower Petals

The meticulous art of botanical illustration has a long and rich history. Before the invention of photography, artists were expected to capture species of plant life in immaculate detail, which then informed scientists, physicians, pharmacists, and other researchers. Although this scrupulous art no longer serves a scientific purpose, the study of flora continues to flourish among contemporary creatives such as Svetlana Lanse.

Read Article

May 20, 2020

These Adorable Page Flags Featuring Iconic People Will Help You Stay Organized in Style

How many times have you been leafing through a book and dog-eared multiple pages? Instead of marking your text, consider trying adhesive page flags. These little bookmarks are the ideal stationery tool to help you take notes like a pro. Luckily, at My Modern Met Store you’ll find a unique selection of page flag sets by Girl of All Work that are sure to inspire your workflow.

Read Article

May 17, 2020

Learn About Masaccio, the Italian Renaissance Painter With a Short Life but Long Legacy

The Italian Renaissance—which produced artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian—was one of the most defining periods of art history. This cultural movement took place between the 14th and 17th centuries and is commonly divided into three periods: Early, High, and Late Renaissance. The Early Renaissance, also known as the quattrocento, took place in the 14th century. It was a largely transitional time, during which artists like Brunelleschi (1377-1446) and Giotto (c.1267-1337)

Read Article