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miniature

much smaller in size than normal animals of the species, but with normal proportions. Animals born prematurely are miniatures but show evidence of prematurity in their haircoat, unerupted teeth and immature hooves. A nonviable form of miniaturism in calves with these characteristics is thought to be inherited. See also dwarfism.

miniature dog breeds
several dog breeds or varieties which are specified as miniatures, usually in contrast to a larger variety with similar characteristics except for size. They include the Miniature schnauzer, Miniature bull terrier, Miniature poodle, Miniature dachshund and miniature pinscher.
miniature endplate potentials
the steady release of acetylcholine from the nerve terminal, which results in subthreshold responses.
miniature pig
see miniature pig.
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The most celebrated artists were court painters such as Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619) and Richard Gibson (1615-90), who were the personal miniaturists of Elizabeth I and Charles II, respectively.
It's the series of puzzles and secrets relating to the miniaturist, Johannes, and Marin that carry the day.
There are thus two main production hypotheses: one, that the author and artist were Roman, that the author produced some of the drawings and supervised painters in their execution, and that woodcutters transferred the drawings into a Venetian idiom; and two, that the author was from the Veneto, that he also did the initial drawings and supervised printing, and that a Venetian miniaturist created the drawings for the woodcutters.
titles THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton (Picador, hardback PS12.
There will also be a Rajasthani miniaturist who will display miniature paintings.
The murdered miniaturist (speaking from after-life), tells how he was disturbed when he learnt that some of the paintings were to be made in the fashion of the Frankish masters, who depicted people and places in a realistic way, which was blasphemous in those days.
But where Matta-Clark was interested in large-scale meta-architectural projects (or, as he called them, "anarchitecture"), Swartz is more of a miniaturist, entering with small incisions rather than gaping holes.
Gumuchdjian's talent as a miniaturist (already seen in design of a studio in southern Ireland, AR April 2002) is revealed here in the exquisite craftsmanship that echoes that of the jewellery, in the quality of light and texture and in evident pleasure in materials.
Colors figure prominently in this historical mystery, set in sixteenth-century Istanbul, which takes us into the lives of a handful of miniaturist painters, one of whom is murdered by a fellow artist in the first chapter, narrated by the corpse itself.
Performed by Stott with great playfulness and ardency, these miniaturist pieces give evidence of Lecuona's technical proficiency as well as his unusually diverse (particularly for his time) musical parlance, a fusion of Cuban, African, classical, Spanish and African-American traditions.
Precisely because Bruegel's life and especially his trip to Italy are so sparsely documented, the most useful discussion centers around the significance of the Italian miniaturist Giulio Clovio's reworking of the Legend of the Three Living and the Three Dead into the escalated Battle of the Living and the Dead.