Model in Repose
© John de Andrea

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Model in Repose 1981
This sculpture is cast from a living model. De Andrea's objective was to make his figures as life-like as possible, and this work has been meticulously painted, so that no joins or other clues to its construction are evident. De Andrea's earlier figures had been made to stand on the floor or sit on real chairs. With 'Model in Repose' the artist considered he had attained such a perfect match of realism and beauty that he could place the work, literally, on a pedestal.

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The production of a sculpture by use of a mould to make a copy, usually in a more durable material, of the original work. The term is used to describe both the process and the resulting object.


Used generally for art that attempts to represent things as they appear. It specifically refers to a mid-19th century movement in France, led by Gustave Courbet, that rejected the sometimes obscure subject matter of academic painting in favour of more accessible scenes of everyday life.

Cast, Realism


  • Acc. No. GMA 2314
  • Medium Polyvinyl, painted in oil, and mixed media
  • Size 58.00 x 74.00 x 55.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1981