Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

German artist Frank Holzenburg studyied fine arts and geography and started creating his art with medieval book illumination as a student. He previously worked as puppeteer, graphic designer, and teacher, then solely concentrated on miniature paintings. As he states on his website “Formerly I painted lots of landscapes and larger illuminations. Now, retrospectively, many of them are still miniatures, though in larger combination and frame. So you can see my larger formats as a reminiscence to these old illuminations.” He draws figures, objects, animals, etc. in their minimalistic form so as to reflect the basic characteristic of his models. He says “Frequently I’m asked: Why that small, isn’t that bad for the eyes? Well, I think I have to care for my eyes, so I use reading glasses or magnifying spectacles when I paint. In a short time I’m oblivious of painting something small, it just feels like painting.” He draws one image in a day and that’s generally something he saw the day before that impressed him or something from his list of ideas and subjects. He now has a picture diary of his ideas where he pours his imagination and creativity. He summarizes his life with a quote from Willem de Kooning: “I do not paint to live, I live to paint.” Below, you will find some of his adorable miniature paintings. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

Adorable Miniature Paintings by Frank Holzenburg

 
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