The Art Arena Gallery provides a comprehensive collection of
original miniature paintings covering Persian,
Japanese, and Chinese.
Katy Kianush has been illustrating
books and painting "Miniatures", since she was a child. What she terms
as "Miniatures", are intricate and stylised "Japanese",
"Chinese" and "Persian"
paintings. She has created her own style in all three genre of painting, with
original compositions. This form of decorative art requires great skill :
In the Persian Culture, poetry and miniature complement each other, and throughout
the centuries artists have adorned great works such as the "Rubaiyat of
Omar Khayyam" with colourful, intricate, and at times symbolic images.
In Japanese and Chinese paintings, composition is often of higher importance
than ornamental detail. The lines and colours are there as part of the overall
In her illustrations for Shakespeare's plays,
Katy has used the skills she has acquired to create an almost "Stained
Glass" effect, bringing together the cultures of both East and West.
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The Miniature section includes:
Illustration and Shakespeare
4 Bennett Hill Close, Wootton Bassett, England.
Phone: +44 1793 848742 Fax: +44 1793 848742
© 2003 K. Kianush, Art Arena