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Title

Maquette for 'Up, outwards'

1962

Artist

Carl Plate

Australia

19 Dec 1909 - 15 May 1977

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Carl Plate

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    Artist information
    Carl Plate

    Works in the collection

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  • 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'.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

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