A scale model or rough draft of an unfinished sculpture. An equivalent term is bozzetto, from the Italian word that means 'sketch'. A maquette is used to visualize and test forms and ideas without incurring the expense and effort of producing a full-scale piece.

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Ballet, Light Maquette

Aleksandra Ekster, 1926-1930

Maquette of a Monument Symbolising the Liberation of the Spirit

Antoine Pevsner, 1952

Model for a Fountain

Antoine Pevsner, 1920
More Themes in Art

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

Metaphysical Art

Discomforting dreamscapes


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