It can be tempting to compare these historical Indian paintings with familiar examples from the Euro-American canon but that would do a disservice to these artworks, which are revelatory on their own.
Tokyo’s Lilliput Oval Saloon closed last year and now part its inventory of miniature books, bookshelves, and lecterns is headed to auction.
In April 2000, after drunkenly confessing his love of cross-dressing in a bar, Mark Hogancamp was brutally beaten and left for dead by five bigots in his hometown of Kingston, New York.
From 18th-century dollhouses and contemporary architectural maquettes to ancient Egyptian reliquary artifacts, taking pleasure from peering down on diminutive worlds seems to be a universal human delight.
Since photography was first invented nearly 200 years ago, humans have gained an unprecedented visual understanding of their past.