Posts by My Modern Met Team

April 2, 2022

50 Creative Designs That Turn Ordinary Eggs Into Eggs-traordinary Art

Across the world, millions of people celebrate Easter in a variety of ways. One common component of this festive holiday is the ornate Easter egg. Originally, chicken eggs were stained in red as a cultural symbol–a practice that dates back centuries to early Christian communities in Mesopotamia. In modern times, this tradition has lived on and taken new, artistic forms.

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February 17, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Embroidery: How It Started and How You Can Get Started Today

For millennia, crafters have continuously found ways to turn everyday objects into works of art. While this interest has culminated in a myriad of decorative art forms, none has resonated quite as strongly as embroidery. The story of embroidery is the story of the world. Embroidery has existed, in some form, in every population across the globe.

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December 8, 2020

Best of 2020: Top 60+ Photographs From Around the World

As another year quickly comes to a close, it’s safe to say that 2020 was a year unlike any other in our lifetime. The past 12 months have given us a whirlwind of events that included heartbreaking wildfires, a horrifying global pandemic, emboldened protestors fighting for social justice, and a seemingly never-ending political cycle. Emotions really ran the gamut throughout the year—from terror to anger and exasperation to hopefulness and inspiration.

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May 15, 2019

Interview: Artist Reveals Bristling Scales by Meticulously Cutting a Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Lauren Collin reveals exquisite textures from flat sheets of paper. Using a scalpel with surgical blades, she carves watercolor paper into “bas-reliefs” that are a dazzling collection of bristling scales in a variety of shapes and sizes. The details of her work are incredible; Collin uses the thickness of the material to create layers of scales that result in a surprising amount of depth.

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