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. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
November 25, 2022

Breathtaking Vistas Come Alive in Vivid Thread-Painted Embroidery Art

From palm tree-dotted beaches to peaceful green meadows, Cassandra Dias journeys to beautiful destinations through her embroidery practice. Since 2020, the California-based artist has channeled her love for traveling and natural vistas—fueled by the coronavirus pandemic—into immersive hand-stitched creations. At a distance, it is hard to tell that these artworks are made with a needle and thread.

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November 23, 2022

Immersive Exhibit Lets You Step Into David Hockney’s Art Throughout the Years

For years, artist David Hockney has impressed the world with his distinctive, colorful paintings. Now, admirers of his work will have the opportunity to witness the evolution of his style in a new immersive exhibition. Presented at Lightroom in King's Cross, this installation will feature the latest digital projection and audio technology to enhance the experience. Entitled David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)

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November 19, 2022

20 Cool Gifts for the Greatest Guys in Your Life

It's true. Guys—no matter their age or relation to you—are still the hardest ones to shop for. If he's not the type to window-shop or make a list, you might be at wit's end searching for a gift that he'll like. Never fret. My Modern Met Store boasts a broad selection of cool and unique gifts for birthdays and holidays that guys are sure to love. Is he serious and minimalistic?

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November 14, 2022

Wooden Sculptures of People and Animals Look Like Pixelated Glitches in Real Life

Taiwanese artist Han Hsu-Tung brings wood into the digital age with his unique sculptures. He carves realistic representations of human figures and animals that are nearly lifelike, if not for the blips of pixels that “interrupt” the image. As a result, these modern touches make it look as though the three-dimensional forms are merely paused in their motions, and that they could continue to load at any moment.

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