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An international exhibition featuring miniature sculptures from around the world will kick off at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall from July 18 through 30.
A miniature sculpture is defined by its size - it has to fit within the cusp of one's palm. Although miniature sculptures are usually associated with the delicate figurines and engravings that were used to entertain members of royalty, the miniaturization of art often serves a different purpose.
Sculptors often create a minute mockup to observe the proportions and overall presentation of a proposed piece of art before beginning the project on a grander scale. Miniature art also helps to dispel difficulties in architectural structure, procurement of materials, and mass production.
An accompanying forum on the aesthetics of miniature sculptures will also be held after the July 18 opening ceremony from 1.30pm to 6pm. Please log onto www.yatsen.gov.tw for more information on the 'Magnifying Miniatures' exhibition.