Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures comes to the Art Gallery of Ontario displaying more than 60 boxwood carvings—rosaries, prayer beads, altar pieces—from Northern Europe, dating back as far as the 1500s.
There’s nothing quite as charmingly twee as a Wes Anderson scene—except, perhaps, a boxed diorama of a Wes Anderson scene.
Something unexpected lies beneath the manholes of Lodi, Italy.
There’s an undeniable charm to miniature figurines, delicate pieces of a greater world.
Twenty-nine-year-old South African artist Lorraine Loots creates eight by ten millimetre portraits in which anything can be recast as a tiny delight, from a Malayan tapir calf, to a National Sea Rescue Institute boat, to a stellar jet streaking across the Grand Nebula.
Embroidery has traditionally been used as embellishment: a decorative flower on a handkerchief here, a geometric pattern adorning a quilt there. Over the years, however, the contemporary art world has reclaimed needlepoint, and challenged the medium’s norms.