Definition of miniaturist in English:

miniaturist

noun

  • A painter of miniatures or an illuminator of manuscripts.

    • ‘That intimacy is appropriate, for the French artist Philippe Favier is essentially a miniaturist telling teeny-tiny tales.’
    • ‘Regarding the smallness of the drawings, Tinterow noted that Ingres's father was also a painter and a miniaturist.’
    • ‘Set in the world of miniaturists and illuminators in the Ottoman empire, the novel is constructed around the debate between medieval Western and Islamic art concerning true artistic meaning.’
    • ‘If the Crusades were a problem for Islam, and the Renaissance ushered in a way of seeing that canceled out miniaturists and illuminators who served Allah, what does the modern, product oriented world, do?’
    • ‘In the world of postwar art, Nozkowski is practically a miniaturist.’
    • ‘The ability to paint hair effectively is one of the yardsticks by which the successful miniaturist is judged.’
    • ‘Ever since its inception half a century ago, one of the Marg's main themes has been the art of the Asian miniaturist.’
    • ‘An itinerant miniaturist, Dempsey later became a successful cutter of silhouette portraits.’
    • ‘All of them were skilled miniaturists but derived most of their income from full-sized portraits.’
    • ‘He was the son of a miniaturist and trained as a wood engraver.’
    • ‘The Khamesh provided great material for innumerable miniaturists to illustrate the stories.’
    • ‘But I have discovered that Anton Krashny, the reclusive Polish surrealist miniaturist and sometime performance artist, is en route to St Andrews.’
    • ‘Maria Felice Tibaldi, a celebrated miniaturist, was represented by a small 1748 watercolor reproduction of her husband Pierre Subleyras's enormous Feast in the House of Simon the Pharisee.’
    • ‘When the miniaturist Giulia Clovio re-entered the household of his former patron Cardinal Marino Grimani in 1534, he was returning to the sophisticated environment in which he had been trained.’
    • ‘Indeed, the details in both representations of the Old Testament story are so similar that the author ventures to suggest that the miniaturists deliberately copied the carvings.’
    • ‘The only others so far linked to the workshop are Lewis Barbar, a Swedish miniaturist and ‘China Painter’, and a Frenchman, Fidelle Duvivier.’
    • ‘Eighteenth-century miniaturists were part of an industry of copyists who provided full-scale replicas for a range of residences and official sites or reduced life-size portraits to handy pocket-size miniatures.’
    • ‘Marilyn Peck, one of Australia's leading miniaturists who helped establish four Australian Miniature Art Societies, states that miniature art was probably first identified around the 7th century.’
    • ‘Westerners are constantly surprised and sometimes delighted by the casual approach of the miniaturist to his art.’
    • ‘The ‘distance’ between him and his work is different from that of a professional artist, but more like a miniaturist or a naive artist, fanatical about detail.’

Pronunciation

miniaturist

/ˈmɪnɪtʃərɪst/