My Modern Met

How Henri Matisse Revolutionized Traditional Art and His Influence on Modern Art

How Henri Matisse Revolutionized Traditional Art and His Influence on Modern Art

As art history tells us, it was American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko who revolutionized and redefined art in the 1940s and ‘50s. They pioneered the abstract art
Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Capture the Perfect Sunrise

Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Capture the Perfect Sunrise

We've all been there, gazing at a magnificent sunrise and wanting to capture the moment, only to have the photograph turn out horrible. What is it that makes it so difficult to translate the magic and
Surreal Photos Look Like They’re Straight Out of a Dream

Surreal Photos Look Like They’re Straight Out of a Dream

Russian fine art photographer Platon Yurich creates dreamlike images by merging surrealism with digital art. A talented photo manipulator, filmmaker, and creative director, Yurich’s growing portfolio

Barber Tells a Shy Insurance Guy to Grow a Beard and It Completely Changes His Life

A post shared by Gwilym C Pugh (@gwilymcpugh) on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:32am PST It sounds hyperbolic to say that growing a beard can change your life, but for Gwilym Pugh, it’s the truth. By the time he
13-Year-Old Photographer Is an Award-Winning Master of Canadian Wildlife Portraits

13-Year-Old Photographer Is an Award-Winning Master of Canadian Wildlife Portraits

At just 13 years old, Josiah Launstein is already carrying on the family tradition of wildlife photography started by his father John. Recently named Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year for the
Installation Reveals the Metaphoric Power of a Single Book Distorting a Solid Brick Wall

Installation Reveals the Metaphoric Power of a Single Book Distorting a Solid Brick Wall

Mexican mixed media artist Jorge Méndez Blake transforms literature into sculpture with his latest piece of installation art, titled The Castle. At first glance, the piece appears as a normal brick
Nigerian Artist Creates Realistic Oil Portraits Incorporating Colorful Local Fabrics

Nigerian Artist Creates Realistic Oil Portraits Incorporating Colorful Local Fabrics

Nigerian artist Clement Mmaduako Nwafor works with oil paints and collage to create stunning, large-scale paintings on canvas. His love of art started as a child, when he would spend hours drawing
Artist Fills Every Inch of His Sketchbooks to Keep Visual Diary of Life Abroad in Berlin

Artist Fills Every Inch of His Sketchbooks to Keep Visual Diary of Life Abroad in Berlin

Berlin-based English urban sketching artist Keir Edmonds keeps a visual diary that illustrates his life as an expat in Germany’s capital. Believing that “you have to put in 10,000 hours to get really

Born in the Late 70s or Early 80s? Now There’s Finally a Name for Your Generation

The American public loves a good label, especially when it comes to classifying generations of its population. We've all heard of baby boomers, which covers the Post-War period, and the cynicism of
Young Student Nicknamed “Trash Girl” Defies Bullies And Continues to Pick Up Litter

Young Student Nicknamed “Trash Girl” Defies Bullies And Continues to Pick Up Litter

Like most high school students, Nadia Sparkes dedicates much of her time to extracurricular activities. While her peers prefer clubs and sports, however, the 12-year-old has adopted a unique hobby:
Dog Breed Guide Is a Hilariously Accurate Representation of 20+ Different Pups

Dog Breed Guide Is a Hilariously Accurate Representation of 20+ Different Pups

Choosing a canine companion can be a challenge. Different dog breeds each have their own personalities that might mesh perfectly with yours, or the two of you might drive each other crazy. Luckily,
Winners of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year Contest Will Make You Feel Things

Winners of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year Contest Will Make You Feel Things

The winners of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with American photographer Sarah Blesener taking home the top prize. Her photo series Beckon Us from
Love a Colorful Challenge? Try This 1,000-Piece CMYK Puzzle!

Love a Colorful Challenge? Try This 1,000-Piece CMYK Puzzle!

Created by director, designer, and illustrator Clemens Habicht, the 1000 Colours Jigsaw Puzzle puts a Technicolor twist on traditional jigsaws. The polychromatic puzzle doubles as a CMYK color gamut,
This Woman’s Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Are All Made With Makeup

This Woman’s Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Are All Made With Makeup

It’s no secret that the world is wowed by digital effects and technology that bends our view of reality. But this burgeoning field has yet to completely overshadow the optical illusions that are made

Zaha Hadid’s Legacy and Her Top 10 Architectural Masterpieces

Born in Baghdad and trained in London, legendary architect Zaha Hadid made an indelible mark on 21st-century architecture. Following the Postmodern architectural boom led by Frank Gehry, Hadid was one
Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called ikigai

Stunning Winners of 2018 Birth Photography Contest Show How Amazing Moms Are

Few experiences are as life-changing as giving birth. From the moment a mother discovers she’s pregnant to her baby’s first breath, it can be hard to express what this time means. But when words fail,
Incredible Installations Suspend Stormy Ocean Waves Indoors

Incredible Installations Suspend Stormy Ocean Waves Indoors

Berlin-based Argentinian artist Miguel Rothschild’s latest installation art captures the often stormy nature of the ocean and sky. Taking inspiration from poetry and biblical references, his
15+ Pieces of Statement-Making Jewelry That’ll Show Off Your Stunning Style

15+ Pieces of Statement-Making Jewelry That’ll Show Off Your Stunning Style

There are some people that like to take risks with their style, and there are others that are more reserved with their sartorial choices. For those in the latter camp, there’s an easy way to express
Artist Keeps Daily Visual Diary of Botanical Illustrations to Document Found Plant Life

Artist Keeps Daily Visual Diary of Botanical Illustrations to Document Found Plant Life

London-based artist Somang Lee explores the beauty of nature with daily botanical illustrations and observational drawings. Using colored pencils, watercolors, and paper cutouts, Lee began keeping an