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.
December 22, 2023

Embrace Your Wild Side With These Temporary Tattoos of Dogs and Cats

Whether you're a dog person, a cat person, or just someone who loves animals, Tattly makes temporary tattoos that will bring out your wild side. Each of these sets is made in collaboration with an artist or studio, featuring illustrative designs that let you experience having a tattoo without the longterm commitment. The Dog Pack Set is the perfect set for anyone who loves canines.

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December 20, 2023

JWST Releases Photo of a Bright Ringed Uranus in Time for the Holidays

Once again, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) brings the wonders of space closer to our eyes with a detailed look at Uranus. The new image, which captures the inner and outer rings of the ice giant, was released just before the holidays. Rather than the solid blue planet we normally associate with Uranus, this stunning photo reveals the brilliance of its rings and ice, only visible in infrared light.

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December 19, 2023

Stunning Sculptures Inspired by Grenada’s Carnival Characters Are Added to Underwater Installation

In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor founded The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, a unique display of art that is submerged off the coast of Grenada. Recently, the underwater garden welcomed 27 new sculptures by Taylor and four by local artists, all of which are inspired by Grenada's annual Spicemas carnival.

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December 18, 2023

Peaceful Paintings of People and Landscapes Using a Grid of Colorful Squares

Many painters use a grid to transfer drawings to the canvas. Rather than hide this artistic tool, Stelios Pupet takes it a step further. The Greek artist uses grids to construct both figures and landscapes with squares of different hues, highlighting how color can create forms. While this system appears organized, Pupet says that he cannot always predict how a piece will turn out.

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