Posts by Sara Barnes

October 10, 2019

Artist Reimagines Famous Artwork from the Past as Exquisite Hyperrealistic Portraits

Artist Joongwon Jeong puts a hyperrealistic twist on iconic artwork and famous people from the past. He’s brought new life, for instance, to both Michelangelo’s God and Adam that appeared in the celebrated Sistine Chapel fresco. The two subjects, reimagined with Jeong’s masterful painting skills, look like they could be photographs. He showcases fine wrinkles and sunspots on the skin and hair that you could run your fingers through.

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October 8, 2019

Amazing Collection of Michelangelo Drawings Is Now in the U.S. For the First Time

A trove of rare Michelangelo drawings is now in the United States for the first time. On loan from the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, the amazing cache features 25 individual sheets, nearly all of which contain artwork on both sides of the page. They go well beyond doodles, though. The collection, originating from the Queen Christina of Sweden, includes the likes of preparatory drawings for the Sistine Chapel.

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October 4, 2019

16 Cool Gifts That Will Wow Any Creativity-Loving Person in Your Life

We know that gift-giving isn’t a competition, but many of us want to be the cool friend that wins when it comes to picking presents. You want to select something that’s out of the box—a quirky item that you wouldn’t find in just any retailer. We’ve got you covered with My Modern Met Store and our curated collection of cool gifts for your favorite creative people. Finding a unique item is easier than you think.

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