Themes in Art

Maquette

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

Ballet, Light Maquette Aleksandra Ekster, 1926 – 1930

Maquette of a Monument Symbolising the Liberation of the Spirit, Antoine Pevsner

Maquette of a Monument Symbolising the Liberation of the Spirit Antoine Pevsner, 1952

Model for a Fountain, Antoine Pevsner

Model for a Fountain Antoine Pevsner, 1920

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