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24 Artists, Sculptors, and Illustrators Who Create the “Tiniest Art in the World”

Art Book Miniature Art by Chronicle Books

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Dating back thousands of years, miniature art had its heyday during the 16th and 17th centuries when tiny paintings were often enclosed in jewelry cases and given as gifts. Today, contemporary artists continue to create incredible, itsy-bitsy masterpieces—some of which are no bigger than your finger tip. In celebration of these present-day painters, crafters, and makers, Chronicle Books has recently published an art book called Think Small that features “the tiniest art in the world.”

Written by Eva Katz, the book showcases the miniature art of 24 creatives from around the world. “From the charmingly petite to the jaw-droppingly miniscule,” the volume includes 200 full-color photographs as well as fascinating interviews with each artist.

The coffee table book includes the work of some of My Modern Met’s previously featured artists. There’s miniature hand-thrown pottery by Jon Almeda, tiny landscape paintings by Dina Brodsky, and Lorraine Loots’ pill-sized watercolor paintings. Other featured artists include Shay Aaron and his minuscule clay meals; Khara Ledonne and her pocked-sized locket paintings; and Rosa de Jong’s micro worlds that float inside test tubes. These artworks might be small, but they’re sure to make a big impression.

Think Small is currently available to purchase on Amazon.

For those that can’t get enough of all-things miniature, Chronicle Books have recently published an art book featuring “the tiniest art in the world.”

Art Book Miniature Art by Chronicle Books

Photo: Shay Aaron

Written by Eva Katz, Think Small showcases the miniature art of 24 creatives from around the world.

Art Book Miniature Art by Chronicle Books

Photo: Mab Graves

Art Book Miniature Art by Chronicle Books

Photo: Jon Almeda

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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