Piccolo Arts attends Summer Antiques for everyone Birmingham England NEC - Antiques for Everyone
at Birmingham, England
07/24/2008 - 07/27/2008
Antiques for Everyone is Britainís premier dedicated antiques event with 400 specialist dealers from across the countr
News-Antique.com - May 22,2008 - Piccolo Art will be showing a number of new exquisite portraits and portrait miniatures at the Nec in late July 2008
Pictures In Little
Piccolo Art is an art dealer specializing in antique portrait miniatures and small portraits from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Whether starting a collection, or added to an existing one, we offer portrait miniatures and small portraits in a wide price range, with the emphasis upon aesthetic appeal and historic interest. For centuries people have been interested in the portrait miniature for many reason; perhaps one of the most important being that the miniature has always stood apart in the field of portraiture. Unlike the wall portrait, which by its very size was meant as a public object, designed to flatter the sitter, or impressed the viewer, the portrait miniature was initially conceived for quite different reasons. The "picture in little" (as they were sometimes called) was a private expression of one's self, often intended for the eyes of a single loved one. This reason alone imbudes the miniature with a level of poignancy and intimacy often missing from conventional portraiture. In many cases, the portrait miniature may be the only real likeness existing of a person. Not surprisingly, the miniature may be beautiful or plain, compelling or evocative.