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A part of the definition of a maquette is that it is measured and to scale. The very lovely ancient image is atypical in its looseness, and does not completely meet the contemporary criteria for a maquette. CApitol3 (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 13:40, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


I came to this page as someone not knowledgeable in this area. Is a "bozzetto" the same as a "maquette"? It seems that it must be, since "bozetto" redirects here. But that point is not addressed in the article. If they are the same, someone should add "bozzetto" to the list of synonyms for "maquette". Country Wife (talk) 19:26, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Off the top of my head (and with help from the Unabridged Oxford Dictionary - the one you need the magnifying glass to read) it appears that they can be the same but are not always the same in that a bozzetto can also refer to a rough sketch used to make a painting where as (opinion} a maquette always refers to sculpture. But I will keep looking. You too? Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 19:42, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

A maquette seems to be primarily for three-dimensional studies, whereas a bozzetto is often of works whose final form is two-dimensional. Jim CApitol3 (talk) 19:28, 25 August 2009 (UTC)