The work in this category relates specifically to the historical tradition of portrait miniature painting. Eye miniatures, jewelry containing miniatures, and miniature cases that were worn close to the body served as intimate reminders of one’s loved ones. The height of the genre’s popularity stretched from the late 18th to mid 19th centuries, when the invention of photography caused its obsolescence. Please see “links” for more historical information.
Beauty Reincarnated, 1991 Oil on copper, boxes, engraved brass, table 28” x 30” x 18” Beauty Reincarnated uses as its inspiration a 19th century self-portrait miniature by Sarah Goodridge. This miniature, titled Beauty Revealed, was apparently given as a gift to Goodridge’s secret lover, Daniel...View