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A usually scaled-down version or model of an intended work such as a sculpture or mural.

[French, from Italian macchietta, sketch, diminutive of macchia, spot, from Latin macula.]


(Art Terms) a sculptor's small preliminary model or sketch
[C20: from French, from Italian macchietta a little sketch, from macchia, from macchiare, from Latin maculāre to stain, from macula spot, blemish]


(mæˈkɛt, mə-)

a small model or study in three dimensions for a sculptural or architectural project.
[1900–05; < French < Italian macchietta, diminutive of macchia a sketch, complex of lines]


(French: “small model”) A small wax or clay model made by a sculptor in preparation for larger work.
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The one-metre-high bronze maquette, with a 2.6-metre wingspan, was produced during the development of the full-scale Angel by sculptor Antony Gormley.
The one-metre high bronze maquette, with a 2.6-metre wingspan, was produced during the development of the fullscale Angel by sculptor Antony Gormley.
This maquette of the oldestWilliam Wallace sculpture is by Alloa sculptor Walter Awlson.
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Made of laser-cut wood veneer, each maquette is a series of repeating geometric shapes that form interlocking spaces.
The use of maquette, wood, wire, moss, fabric, print and handmade paper revealed the possibilities of materials.