maquette

Definitions:

  • A usually scaled-down version or model of an intended work such as a sculpture or mural.
  • The first sketch, in wax or clay, from which a work in sculpture is elaborated. Wax maquettes are often employed by painters in arranging compositions.
  • a preliminary <xref>model</xref> or <xref>sketch</xref> used in preparation for making a <xref>sculpture</xref>
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