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The exhibit at the Glade Cultural Center includes maquettes of life size sculptures throughout the country — Major General James Earl Rudder at Texas A&M University, Col.
Erik Ludtke, the son of Ludtke, and his wife, Laura, told the stories behind several of the maquettes displayed at the Glade Cultural Center.
Those cabins are sited on James Benning’s property in Pine Flat, but maquettes of them have been shown in museums all over the world.
Naperville Century Walk last week approved an 18-inch maquette of the statue designed by David Alan Clark, a Wyoming artist.
Media: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle Coppini created a maquette of what the statue was to look like, a first draft of sorts, to be auctioned off to raise funds for the victims of the natural disaster.
His past projects -- curated cabinets of curiosities, maquettes of childrens' rooms and artists' studios, a fallen tree rehousedin a robotic greenhouse -- delight in their aesthetic achievements.
These are notes, maquettes, drawings and sketches, some of which have never been seen in public.
Visiting del Toro’s house one night, Hill noticed a maquette of a gilled man, which del Toro explained was for his new movie.
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Did You Know?
Maquette came to English directly from French, first appearing in our language in the late 19th century. The French word, which possesses the same meaning as its English descendant, derived from the Italian noun macchietta, meaning "sketch," and ultimately from Latin macula, meaning "spot." Maquettes are generally intended to serve as rough models of larger designs. Architects make maquettes of their buildings, and sculptors often create maquettes in wax or clay to help them realize the final sculpture. As an aside, you might spot something familiar in the word's Latin ancestor. The term "macula" in English refers to a spot (such as one on the eye) that is different from surrounding tissue; this is where we get the term "macular degeneration."
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