MINIATURE ART

Christie's London

Tales Of Trees In Indian Miniatures

Environmentalists all over the world are talking about the vital role of trees in the world's ecosystems. But there's another aspect to it: their beauty and cultural value. A sale of Indian miniatures at Christie's in London echoes the power and primary import of trees in the lives of Indians who lived in centuries past. It also celebrates the love of collecting Indian miniatures, with some paintings dating back nearly 300 years, amongst European families.