Dating back thousands of years, miniature art reached its peak in the 16th and 17th centuries, when tiny paintings were often locked in jewelry cases and given as gifts. Today, contemporary artists continue to create incredible masterpieces, some of which are no bigger than the tip of your finger. To celebrate these painters, artisans and makers of today, Chronicle Books recently released an art book titled Think small which presents “the smallest art in the world”.
Written by Eva Katz, the book features miniature art from 24 designers from around the world. “From charming little to breathtaking tiny”, the volume includes 200 color photographs as well as fascinating interviews with each artist.
The Coffee Table Book includes the work of some of the artists previously featured by My Modern Met. There are miniature hand-thrown pottery by Jon Almeda, tiny landscape paintings by Dina Brodsky, and pill-sized watercolors by Lorraine Loots. Other featured artists include Shay Aaron and His Tiny Clay Meals; Khara Ledonne and his paintings of pocket-sized medallions; and Rosa de Jong’s micro-worlds floating inside the test tubes. These works of art may be small, but they’re sure to make a big impression.
Think small is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
For those who can’t get enough of everything miniature, Chronicle Books recently released an art book featuring “the world’s smallest art.”
Written by Eva Katz, Think small showcases miniature art from 24 creatives from around the world.
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