Since 2022's Tinselling class was so enjoyable I am planning more tinselling classes for 2023. Here are the next instalments - the Vizier, Shahzaman and Princess Dunyazad, already pre-approved by the discerning eye of my husband. The sad and worried Vizier, agitated with a finger in his mouth, the s
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Come across any new miniature-related exhibitions or exciting projects recently? Launched or completed your own?
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
He's trying to prove something to me, I'm trying to prove something to him. It was a revealing day! Studying MSS involves wearing very special glasses. Case bindings. Note stamps above. We looked at a variety of MSS including quite 'average' manuscripts - to see the everyday workings. The elite stuf
I keep referring to this manuscript as an example of a giant book - and also during my Water class as it has particularly significant water paintings. Here's some more info and images on this MSS, thanks to @Susan Dobrian who found this: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/HAWRxX7YjiTZJg
The Getty Center website published an article that points out examples of diversity in medieval miniatures: https://www.getty.edu/news/the-black-knight-of-the-round-table/ The article was published on September 1, 2022 by Meg Butler, in conjunction with the Getty's new publication The Fantasy of t
Hello all, today in our Monthly Meeting we discussed the idea of Miniature Painting Film Nights with @Nadia Khan , proposing to start with Amit Dutta's Nainsukh. I uploaded some stills in this forum > Writing and Films about Painting > Amit Dutta films, and also included a mini review of the lates
Since we can travel virtually and live vicariously online, here are some images from the Dürer show at London's National Gallery. They are for the most part engravings; look for the fine detail which we can enjoy as miniature lovers. Scroll down for the famous Melancholia and more... And now for som
Female miniature painters! I’m glad to read about these. Sahifa Banu made copies of Behzad’s work (sometimes spelt Bihzad); I’m looking forward to teaching a class on Behzad and his famous camels next year at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Ruqaya Banu also did a contemplative man and copie
Apologies in advance for some of the rushed photos - there were a LOT of people in the exhibition and I had to jostle for space with a mask on and 2 kids and still try to feel safe! Overall, I want to give a feel for the book arts section of this show and the feeling you get when encountering them.
“Teveccüh” is a group exhibition of Yildiz Palace Classical Turkish Art Centre’s end of a year show that includes students’ and master artists’ works of tazhip, miniature, calligraphy and marbling. I’d like to share some details from this show. Master N. Kurfeyz, S.Saglam Master N. Kurfeyz, S.Saglam
Gold is such an integral part of miniature manuscripts that we can't conceive of them without it. So here are some images, manuscript and otherwise, celebrating this essential element. For those of you who have better images than me ( @Anastasia Doran ? @Susan Dobrian ?) and didn't have a toddler
Links to online events: Artists' talk online with Rayan Elnayal, Jean Morris and myself, and my online miniature painting demonstration (free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-in-conversation-reimagining-spaces-and-restoring-lost-histories-tickets-319119463907 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-i
While internet browsing I stumbled upon this blog post about the 2018 show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: "Time and Again: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art." https://unframed.lacma.org/2018/05/02/time-and-again-intersection-past-and-present-iranian-art I'm very curious
With thanks to the FB post over at that forum - here's the Rietberg Museum with a bit about its collection (and just keep scrolling for more art objects from around the world!) : https://rietberg.ch/en/stories/undefined And... finally, watch Nainsukh for free here, courtesy of the museum: https://
The tradition of painting on copper is an old one. The Encyclopaedia Britannica has an entry on 'miniature painting' in another sense of its meaning: European portrait miniatures - Nicholas Hilliard et al. https://www.britannica.com/art/miniature-painting I'm glad to see that this venerable encycl
Join us and meet all the artists of Carpet Pages IV: Flying Carpet on an Instagram Live on 23.11.21, 6-7pm! You can join via Instagram and I'm @vaishaliprazmari- the other artists are @yunfeng_Cong @jethro_buck @elisadeane @adnanmairajmalik @llailatarah The final piece and close of the show will be
Watch it here: https://www.theperfectbrush.co.uk/copy-of-look 10% introductory discount for October and November 2021: INTROFILM A meditation on miniature painting in film. This feature-length film is accompanied by specially-commissioned music designed to aid your painting meditation. Watch, relax
My Carpet Pages IV: Flying Carpet collaborative piece is not dissimilar to the Karkhana project spearheaded by Imran Qureishi, a contemporary artist working with miniatures. Here's some excerpts from the catalogue of that exhibition which you might find instructive as they deal with the old Mughal w
Hello everyone, During the amazing map class with Vaishali, we enjoyed many interesting and curious details. And I would like to share some of the detailed pictures of the map in here. This is the display of the Piri Re’is’ map in Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul. (Room: Library of Ahmed III) (Th