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.
April 1, 2021

Artist Paints Discarded Items To Blend in With the Landscape Where They Were Found

Have you ever come across discarded objects on your otherwise scenic hike? Well, outdoor educator and part-time artist Mariah Reading has found a new purpose for those unwanted items. She uses her masterful painting skills to transform trash into stunning works of art that seamlessly blend into the landscape where it was found. Originally from Bangor, Maine, Reading developed a passion for the environment at a young age.

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March 28, 2021

Elaborate Paintings Capture the Beautiful Mystery of Diverse Ecosystems

There's a myriad of unique creatures living deep underwater and between blades of grass. Los Angles-based, self-taught artist Robert Steven Connett explores the diversity of these lesser-seen ecosystems in his vibrant acrylic paintings. From plankton and jellyfish to praying mantises and rhinoceros beetles, each colorful picture is packed with dozens of carefully-rendered lifeforms. Connett finds endless inspiration in the beauty of the “flora and fauna of the natural world, particularly that of oceanic origins.

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March 25, 2021

Learn How Geometric Shapes Can Help You Draw Cartoon People

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw cartoon people but weren't sure where to start? If you look at the world around you, you'll find that everything—including humans—can be broken up into different geometric shapes. By using circles, squares, and triangles, you can not only create stylistic proportions but also give your characters distinct personalities.

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March 23, 2021

Street Artist Jr Creates Incredible Optical Illusion To “Crack Open” Shuttered Art Museum

In a time when many museums are still shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public art has become even more important in keeping us connected to culture. French artist JR‘s newest installation in Florence pays homage to great classical works of art that have gone unseen and unappreciated for the better part of a year. Entitled La Ferita (meaning “The Wound” in Italian)

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