“The definition of a miniature is a work where the actual artwork has a perimeter of no more than 40cm. A miniature can convey all the beauty and power of a larger work of art but has the added appeal of being a particularly personal object. The viewer must engage with the work at close range to obtain a full appreciation of both the image and the technique. The miniature has always had a feeling of preciousness associated with it due in part to the fact it can usually be held in your hand.”
- Definition of a miniature from the Australian Society of Miniature Art (ASMA).