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.
September 26, 2023

‘2024 Irish Farmer Calendar’ Unveils Its Funny Photos of Shirtless Men With Adorable Animals

With the end of 2023 quickly approaching, it's nearly time to start thinking about a new calendar. For those who want an entertaining series of 12 photos to get them through the year—complete with cute animals and shirtless men—the 2024 Irish Farmer Calendar has just recently been unveiled. The newest edition of this beloved classic features the “fan favorites” from the calendar's 13-year history in celebration of the project's wide-reaching success.

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September 25, 2023

Stunning Metallic Animal Sculptures Made With Sweeping Lines

Animals large and small are reimagined in Georgie Seccull‘s dynamic style. The Australian artist creates expressive sculptures of felines, birds, and other creatures using numerous slivers of metal, resulting in sweeping lines that fill each work with energy. Although stainless steel is Seccull's medium of choice, she reshapes it into sinuous forms so that it seems much more fluid.

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September 22, 2023

Undulating Art Installation Made Up of Publicly Sourced Images Takes Over the Las Vegas Sphere

After stunning the world with its spectacular Fourth of July display, the Las Vegas Sphere has opened itself to art installations. The first creative to step up to the plate and utilize the expansive 580,000-square-foot display is Turkish artist Refik Anadol. He took over the venue with an installation titled Machine Hallucinations: Sphere, which features a mesmerizing animation using publicly sourced images and computer algorithms.

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September 21, 2023

Stolen Van Gogh Painting Is Returned to Museums in the Netherlands After Three Years

On March 30, 2020, Van Gogh's birthday, one of the artist's paintings was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands. The early masterpiece, titled Spring Garden, The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring, was on loan from the Groninger Museum. At the time of the heist, the Singer was shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the loss of one of Van Gogh's paintings shocked the art community.

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