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25+ Mini Paintings That Showcase Big Talent on Tiny Canvases

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When it comes to art, many believe that the bigger the scale, the better. Though monumental pieces are sure to grab viewers' attention and dazzle them with their larger-than-life dimensions, there is something equally captivating about tiny works of art, as evident in this selection of miniature paintings.

Featuring work by some of our favorite artists like Lorraine LootsHasan Kale, and Tal Peleg, this collection of compact art proves the power of subtlety. Each petite piece exhibits an amazing attention to detail, a unique approach to realistic representation, and an undeniably steady hand. Additionally, the works feature a range of canvases, from conventional paper to coins, foods, and even facial features, emphasizing each artist's one-of-a-kind approach to the underrated art of miniatures.

See this selection of small-but-striking miniature paintings below.

“Paintings for Ants” by Lorraine Loots

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Photo: Lorraine Loots

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Photo: Lorraine Loots

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Photo: Lorraine Loots

 

Little Landscapes by Dina Brodsky

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Photo: Dina Brodsky

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Photo: Dina Brodsky

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Photo: Dina Brodsky

 

Metro Card Masterpieces for Single Fare 

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Artist: Ryan Morse

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Artist: Dina Brodsky

 

Unconventional Canvases by Hasan Kale 

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Photo: Hasan Kale

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Photo: Hasan Kale

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Photo: Hasan Kale

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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