Miniature artist works have often been set aside as being insignificant, unfortunately, as a result of the larger-than-life work of their big art” counterparts, but the art of miniatures is certainly an art form worth looking at and examining closer. Miniature artists, meaning those that work on small-scale artistic pieces, have tremendous skill and patience. With some projects being minuscule, the patient resolve of a miniature artist is truly a sight to behold.
There are many top professionals in miniature art, many of whom have likely not reached levels of fame occupied by other more famous artists. Nonetheless, miniature art is a popular field and has various associations working in support of miniature art. There are several miniature art societies and clubs that encourage and promote miniature artwork through various gallery showings, auctions, and promotional campaigns.
Miniature painting can be defined regarding the size and proportion of the subject to the actual object or the technique used. The art started in the West when the manuscript illumination took place. The paintings are about the saints and angles. It also has scenes of daily life of middle ages included in this category.
With the printing press invention, artists who used to work on manuscripts started painting miniature and other art work for royal family members or private customers. They used to keep these pieces of art in their pocket just the same way as the picture of a loved one is kept in the pocket.
A detailed observation is required when it comes to deploying the miniature painting technique. The surfaces used for the painting are several, and so are the materials. The basic thing, however, is the know-how of color variation and composition technique.
The size of miniature paintings different and there is no agreement on specific size by the artists. Some make paintings of 11×14″ which includes the frame also. Other guidelines suggest having the painting of 5×7″ or lesser. This includes the frame size also.
Many experts ignore the size of paintings are once. They believe the “miniaturization” factor is the only thing that gives real meaning to the painting. This means the objected painted has to be small enough compared to the original size of the object.
In the modern age, the miniature paintings have got popular for some reasons. On account of the small size, the paintings are easily used in small office places for decoration purpose. These small but beautiful paintings are also placed at apartment walls to make the apartment attractive. A group of miniatures is also used for interior decoration as an alternative for a single large painting.
Miniature paintings are not as expensive as the large paintings. This feature calls for art and painting lovers who have a taste for originality but no enough money to buy them. People can get these valuable paintings with no large spending.
If you believe miniature paintings have their place on the office tables or apartment wall, you are probably wrong. They can be used to decorate any place you want, be it the coffee table, fireplace, study table, meeting room or shelves. Your friends and family members will also feel really happy if you choose beautiful miniature paintings for them as the gift.