Micro miniature

Micro miniature (also called micro art or micro sculpture) is a fine art form. Micro miniatures are made with the assistance of microscopes, or eye surgeon tools.[1] It originated at the end of 20th century.[2]

Micro miniature: grasshopper playing on the violin
Microminiature sculpture by Vladimir Aniskin
Micro miniature in the eye of a needle by Edward Ter-Ghazarian 1

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City holds a micro-miniature basket made by a Pomo Native American artist around 1910.[3]

The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, California has a collection of the microminiatures of the Armenian artist Hagop Sandaldjian in their permanent exhibition, The Eye of the Needle.[4][5]

The Museum of Miniatures located in Prague focuses on works of microminiature art. It features the work of Edward Ter Ghazarian, Anatoly Konenko, Nikolai Aldunin among others.[1]

The Museum of Microminiatures in St. Petersburg includes micro-miniature work by Vladimir Aniskin of Novosibirsk, Siberia, as well as Nikolai Aldunin of Moscow.[6]



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  2. ^ "Определение из диссертации Станислава Коненко "Художественная микроминиатюра как средство построения микрокосма культуры"".
  3. ^ "Micro-miniature one-rod coiled basket". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  4. ^ "The Eye of the Needle: The Microminiatures of Hagop Sandaldjian". Museum of Jurassic Technology. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  5. ^ Weschler, Lawrence (2013). Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. pp. 59–60. ISBN 9780307833983. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  6. ^ a b c McDonnell, Sharon (7 April 2017). "The men who shoe fleas". BBC. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  7. ^ Keyes, Bob (27 April 2015). "Portland auction of tiny artwork tests idea that less is more". Press Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  8. ^ House, Arthur (25 February 2019). "A wacky Wunderkammer in Los Angeles". Apollo Magazine of International Art. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  9. ^ Gerald, Olympia Shilpa (6 April 2012). "The God of small things". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Nicolaï Syadristy's Micro Miniature Museum Kyiv, Ukraine". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  11. ^ Witt, Howard (31 July 1993). "Art's Minute Man". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  12. ^ "The man who makes millions from miniature art". Evening Standard. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2022.

Further readingEdit

Ermann, Lynn. They have jobs on the slide: Microscopic art, The Washington Post, February 14, 1999