Definition of miniaturist in English:

miniaturist

noun

  • A painter of miniatures or an illuminator of manuscripts.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was the son of a miniaturist and trained as a wood engraver.’
    • ‘The only others so far linked to the workshop are Lewis Barbar, a Swedish miniaturist and ‘China Painter’, and a Frenchman, Fidelle Duvivier.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Regarding the smallness of the drawings, Tinterow noted that Ingres's father was also a painter and a miniaturist.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The ability to paint hair effectively is one of the yardsticks by which the successful miniaturist is judged.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But I have discovered that Anton Krashny, the reclusive Polish surrealist miniaturist and sometime performance artist, is en route to St Andrews.’
    • ‘An itinerant miniaturist, Dempsey later became a successful cutter of silhouette portraits.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Khamesh provided great material for innumerable miniaturists to illustrate the stories.’
    • ‘That intimacy is appropriate, for the French artist Philippe Favier is essentially a miniaturist telling teeny-tiny tales.’
    • ‘Ever since its inception half a century ago, one of the Marg's main themes has been the art of the Asian miniaturist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Westerners are constantly surprised and sometimes delighted by the casual approach of the miniaturist to his art.’
    • ‘In the world of postwar art, Nozkowski is practically a miniaturist.’
    • ‘All of them were skilled miniaturists but derived most of their income from full-sized portraits.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

miniaturist

/ˈmɪnɪtʃərɪst/