X
MOV File
Online Collections

miniatures


Details
Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

miniatures

Details

Paintings on a very small scale. The term is often applied specifically to small scenes in illuminated manuscripts or to portraits on vellum or ivory that were popular in Europe and America from the Renaissance into the 19th century. For paintings in manuscripts, the term "illuminations" may also be appropriate.

Variations

miniatures (paintings)

miniature

limnings

miniatuur

Miniaturmalerei

Miniatur

miniatura

miniatyr

Related Events
Related People
Related Literature
Related Terms
Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Portland Art Museum's Online Collections site is powered by MWeb.