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Title

Maquette for 'Up, outwards'


Artist

Carl Plate

Australia

19 Dec 1909 - 15 May 1977


About

This study is one of a number of delightful, jewel-like miniature drawings described by Plate at the time as “maquettes”, a word more commonly used to describe small-scale models for sculpture. He made hundreds of them, many of which he retained in his studio for reference and further development. Not all the maquettes Plate made were developed into larger works, but many were, and he occasionally wrote on them afterwards, linking them to a finished piece.

'One makes a small maquette, a very small ... piece of note ... and if this appears to have some life, ... one might develop it perhaps a bit more on to paper or board, and in this process the thing may develop, it may become more alive; it is a process of breathing on this tiny little flame'.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1962


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pastel on paper (illustrated magazine page)


Dimensions

21.4 x 15.2 cm sheet, folded


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Cassi Plate 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

249.2012


Artist information

Carl Plate

Works in the collection

49


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney