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Miniature Art at its National best for 2015
The painting of art in a miniature form has been around for hundreds of years and were popular among 16th-century elites. Some of them used to have portraits done of themselves or loved ones so that they could keep them on their person.
A display case with 18th-century portrait miniatures at the National Museum in Warsaw. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
In the Western world, the earliest examples can be found in the illuminated capital letters of church manuscripts. The letters were often decorated in pure gold leaf and around them were pictures of everyday life, or from the Bible.
Australia has a long history of the miniature from our earliest days, and our libraries and State Galleries have fine collections. There is a tremendous interest in the art form today throughout the world and it has blossomed to encompass many mediums and subjects.
The Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) Inc. Courtesy of exhibitor.
This annual exhibition is free and open to all comers. Whether you are a member or not. This exhibition will showcase a unique collection of exquisite artworks which are diverse in style and technique.
Whether the artwork is a painting, a drawing, printmaking, handmade books or sculpture, they all have to be 10cm square or smaller and all works for this exhibition must have been completed less than 2 years ago and not previously exhibited with ASMA (NSW) Inc.
For more about the definition of what miniature art is, you can click here to find out and to give you an idea of the range and quality of works that were entered into the 2014 exhibition, you can take a look at some more of the winners below.
ASMA 2014 National Highly Commended Award Winners. Photo courtesy of the ASMA.