Lyon’s Musée Miniature et Cinéma
The art of miniatures
Miniatures, an ancient art that’s more than 4000 years old
A brief history of miniatures
Miniatures exist in all cultural traditions and in every country in the world. Whether painted on ivory in China, sculpted out of earth in Peru, or carved out of wood and placed into bottles in France, they represent images that are full of meaning for human beings.
Didn’t Victor Hugo write that an image is stronger than reality?