Articles - Persian Miniatures

History of Miniature painting

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Miniature painting, also called (16th–17th century) limning, small, finely wrought portrait executed on vellum, prepared card, copper, or ivory. The name is derived from the minium, or red lead, used by the medieval illuminators. Arising from a fusion of the separate traditions of theilluminated manuscript and the medal, miniature painting flourished from the beginning of the 16th… more

What is Miniature Painting?

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What is Miniature Painting? As an artist, Rebecca Latham as well as her mother, Karen, and sister, Bonnie, strive for detail in their painting.  Studying with a Flemish master, they have developed their styles for painting extreme realism.  Their works, both large and small, are painted “in miniature”. Early Beginnings Miniature painting is a traditional style of… more

The arts

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The arts, also called fine arts, modes of expression that use skill or imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others. Traditional categories within the arts include literature (including poetry, drama, story, and so on), the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.), the graphic arts (painting, drawing, design, and… more

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