lindsay chambers

Okay, I suddenly want to dig through my recycling bin so that I can appreciate the beauty in all of the scrawled on, balled up and tossed out paper that I now realize is in there! This is the lovely…

Imaginative Illustrations Blend Famous Fairytales With Mexican Folklore

Concept artist Mirelle Ortega has a self-proclaimed “passion for storytelling.” Specifically, the Mexico-born and California-based illustrator is fascinated by folklore and fantasy—two themes that she ties together in an enchanting new series. In this personal project, Ortega plucks iconic characters…

mimi o chun

Gigantic hands? Yes please. This is the fabulous work of Brooklyn based artist Mimi O Chun. All of her work is fantastic {so yes, I’ve already arranged to have her on an upcoming podcast episode!}, but today I wanted to…

The Surprising Story Behind Ansel Adams’ Most Famous Photograph

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Ansel Adams Gallery (@anseladamsgallery) on Oct 31, 2018 at 12:28pm PDT If you’re familiar with the work of legendary photographer Ansel Adams, chances are you’ve encountered Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.…

Shanghai Hotel Submerged in Abandoned Quarry Opens to the Public

Over a decade after it was originally conceived, the ambitious InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel is opening to the public. Located in an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, about 30 miles from the city center, the 337 room hotel features panoramic views and…

Online Database Features Overlooked Female Artists from 15th-19th Centuries

Sofonisba Anguissola [Public domain] Throughout art history, the names of male artists have remained relevant as female creators have been largely dismissed or forgotten. Italian Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola is a prime example of this. The self-sustaining woman garnered acclaim from…

50 Intimate Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Pet Cats

When considering the “artistic type,” many could be described as non-conformist, impulsive, or even introverted. It’s no surprise then that the typically aloof domestic cat makes the perfect pet for creative individuals. In fact, cats have inspired artists for centuries,…

Stunning Drone Photos Offer a Beautiful Glimpse of Asia from Above

Flores, Indonesia With his mom’s camera in tow, Jonas Hornehøj found his passion for photography during a three-month internship in Thailand two years ago. While the 24-year-old notes that his equipment has drastically changed since this life-changing trip, his fondness…

lola gil

Oh. YES. So weird, so gorgeous. I feel like each one of these pieces, by American artist Lola Gil, is like a bizarre dream that gets even more bizarre when you try to describe it to someone the next day……

15 Crafty Creations Inspired by Folk Art From Around the World

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. For centuries, artisans across the globe have been creating folk art. Characterized by a cultural…

“the tea boy sees mermaids”

That is British born, California based artist Richard Holland. I don’t know which I love more… the self portrait or the fabulous hand-built frame that houses the self portrait!? I’ve written about Richard before, but we met in person last weekend…