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Miniature as a way of representation in design studio and case study

Miniature word is derived from the Latin word “minimum” meaning red oxide. The earlier minimum was used as mediating or delineating pigment in manuscripts, hence its name miniature. Sometimes people confuse miniature with small size paintings equal to the size of a grain of rice or mustard seed etc. but it has to do nothing with size. Before miniature paintings, only wall paintings were drawn. With the advent of manuscripts, the need for paintings to elaborate the text was felt. Hence a new style was developed and mastered across the globe. Miniatures were preferred over murals as they were having the advantage of being handy, portable, light, and easy to carry and store. Hence the art of pictorial representation increased many folds across the globed&d miniature painting and Indian art are no different from the world and paintings started to be drawn on different materials for a manuscript like palm leaves, paper, cloth, etc. Paintings started from Caves in India and later from Pala and Apbhramsha School to Modern Indian art via Mughal miniature, Tandoor School, Bengal School, and oriental paintings. In this book advent of miniature art in India has been focused on its comparison with each other and other schools of art. Miniature word is derived from the Latin word “minimum” meaning red oxide.

d&d miniature painting

The earlier minimum was used as minting or delineating pigment in manuscripts, hence its name miniature. Sometimes people confuse miniature with small size paintings equal to the size of a grain of rice …