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a fashion model
▪ Fashion models are usually very tall.
a model citizen (=a very good one)
▪ His neighbours described him as a model citizen.
a positive role model
▪ We should provide girls with more positive role models.
computer modelling
▪ computer modelling of the city’s traffic flow
held up as a model
▪ The school is held up as a model for others.
nude model
▪ I did some work as a nude model when I was in college.
positive role model
▪ I want to be a positive role model for my sister.
role model
▪ I want to be a positive role model for my sister.
▪ There has been a substantial literature on macroeconomic disequilibrium, but there is considerable disagreement about the appropriateness of different models.
▪ The gun industry suggests a different model for gun owners to emulate.
▪ Surprisingly, although they were all different models from different eras, they had the same familiar feel about them.
▪ Strengths and limitations vary. Different models are good at different things.
▪ Economists have worked with many different models, each marked with one form or another of the competitive label.
▪ Software simulations generally support several different net-work models and may allow choices in factors such as transfer functions.
▪ The multiplicity of terms in current use - patient, consumer, customer - imply quite different models.
▪ There are remarkable similarities between the strengths model of case management, and early casework models.
▪ Those early models were not much more than modified pickup trucks and truly got some rugged use.
▪ Perhaps Maxham already knew that the Newleys' burglar alarm was one of the early Custodemus models.
▪ The first extension deals with the static nature of the earlier models.
▪ For instance, they created highly original relief panels to decorate the Sebasteion as well as other sculpture that adapted earlier models for different purposes.
▪ All four I am referring to have replaceable batteries - an improvement on earlier models.
▪ The Jerusalem, or Early Church model, began to predominate, and this meant being with people rather than apart from them.
▪ Of course, aircraft were flying long before the development of powerful mathematical models.
▪ An associated mathematical model { 81 } can reproduce the periodic but not the chaotic regime.
▪ Linear, additive models are easier to work with than more complex mathematical models.
▪ This is a mathematical model designed to determine the optimal amount of inventory that a firm should carry.
▪ Laws do not require the construction of complex mathematical models.
▪ The mathematical models of the glycolytic pathway take the form of ordinary nonlinear differential equations.
▪ For example, suppose we have a mathematical model with n 100 for study of the vibration characteristics of an aircraft.
▪ All fifty name-face pairs were stored in a mathematical model.
▪ If power interests are threatened, then new models of conformity may merely provoke new forms of deviance.
▪ Together they form a coherent whole, a new model of government.
▪ But in the market at that time the ploy was far from enough to make the new models seem like bargains.
▪ General Motors plans several new investments this year, and most of them concern new model introductions, Wieland said.
▪ In an effort to cut costs, Nissan will reduce the breathtaking speed at which new models are rushed on to the market.
▪ The new model is global in scale, an interdependent network.
▪ She was surprised to find a treasure palace of colourful yarns and all types of machines including the newest models.
▪ What Valverde and Nadelstern are proposing is a new model for higher education-the remedial college.
▪ This deliberately starts with some very simple models, which are then elaborated step-by-step.
▪ In the beginning, ecologists built simple mathematical models and simple laboratory microcosms.
▪ Neither in Feyerabend's image of theory proliferation nor in Kuhn's paradigm shifts is there any simple model of progress.
▪ A very simple model will illustrate the hypergame concept.
▪ We shall see that an important feature of both the monetarist approach and our simple model is the so-called augmented Phillips curve.
▪ The policy conclusions drawn from the simpler model will also still follow.
▪ None of the major implications derived from the simple model would be affected by the introduction of these mechanisms.
▪ A second simple mechanical model can be constructed from the ideal elements by placing a spring and dashpot in parallel.
▪ They argue for the development of theoretical models, upon which hypothesis testing can be carried out.
▪ The general theoretical model, in a very simplified form, is shown in Figure 2.
▪ This analysis is extended by the examination of theoretical models of buying behaviour, and is illustrated by a major case study.
▪ The discipline became dominated by two new theoretical models: first a functionalist theory of synchronic adaptation, and later structuralism.
▪ Lattice enthalpies can also be calculated using a theoretical model.
▪ There is no clear theoretical model to explain the relationship between motivation, job satisfaction and performance.
▪ A second approach is to use some theoretical model to calculate effective atomic charges.
▪ Consultants Travers' Morgan appear to have used a 1000 link computer model in the analysis for Serpell.
▪ Barnston reviewed many computer models developed over the years to forecast El Nino events.
▪ The resultant computer models are used in oil field development.
▪ Indeed, some of the largest institutional money managers catering to wealthy individual investors advertise tax-related investment strategies based on computer models.
▪ To investigate further the link between planning and language a computer model will be implemented.
▪ Of 13 computer models, eight anticipated moderate warming; two, weak warming; and three, no warming.
▪ Competing against time and against one an-other, they tweaked and massaged the raw seismic data with complex computer models.
▪ He got hitched fifteen years ago to some fashion model.
▪ He looks like a fashion model, a clubland vamp or the boy next door.
▪ Yet out of uniform she looked like a fashion model.
▪ Film stars and fashion models became more slender because their angles photographed better on screen and in magazines.
▪ Although she may have many other fine qualities, she is clearly not an international fashion model.
▪ Do women really want to look like fashion models?
▪ Masha, 20, is training to be a fashion model in St Petersburg.
▪ Two self-employed fashion models, both in their early 20s, also are charged.
▪ A quite different method of evaluation is to construct a process model which seeks to relate input to output.
▪ You may however only install one process model at a time.
▪ Option 7.3.0 - Process Modelling Operations provides an index page to the process model options available via the user image.
▪ Option 7.3.1 - Install/Deinstall Process Models enables users with process model operations privilege to install and deinstall process models.
▪ This is user definable and determines which process model the module is to follow.
▪ These are the items which move through a lifecycle ie. are acted upon by a process model.
▪ Where are the black role models for them to follow?
▪ They want the women to be a sort of role model for them, out there conquering and achieving.
▪ The managers soon discovered their management responsibilities as role models.
▪ He wasn't evil enough to be a role model to us.
▪ Maybe you'd know how to act if you had some more positive role models and some real heroes in your life.
▪ Doesn't she know, I go on, that she used to be a role model?
▪ But most men do not choose their fathers as role models as they move away from their families and into the world.
▪ This was approximately one fifth full size, but was a working mock-up rather than a true scale model.
▪ And yet, that lifetime was a kind of scale model for what followed.
▪ Seven of their 1:20 scale models have been chosen for exhibition and two have been combined to provide the full-scale installation.
▪ A section on the skyscraper with amazing scale models shows the growth and diversity in this monumental building style.
▪ A method of reconstruction which incorporates some of the advantages of both physical reconstruction and reconstruction drawings is the scale model.
▪ The show features original architectural drawings, photos, scale models and videos.
▪ It is a one-fifth scale model of Endeavour, built using traditional methods, but also allowing for modern safety requirements.
▪ A fab yellow scale model of a woman playing a guitar!
▪ However, the Kent model is firmly based on a model of long-term and not short-term care.
▪ Indeed, some of the largest institutional money managers catering to wealthy individual investors advertise tax-related investment strategies based on computer models.
▪ The assessment was based on Neuman's model, which examines the stresses that impinge on an individual's equilibrium.
▪ At Hubbard Woods, as at Fratney Street, the entire language arts curriculum is based on the whole-language model.
▪ Planning individualised nursing care based on nursing models and the nursing process.
▪ To make a difference, the therapy could not be one based on the models that were generally in use today.
▪ The suggestions that follow are based on models that are widely used in management development and leadership training.
▪ In recent years considerable research has been undertaken to build computer models of asset performance and returns and their correlation with liabilities.
▪ Each of these was built along the Babylonian model, as a self-governing fragment of the fallen Judean kingdom.
▪ At the moment he is doing mathematical modelling with the aim of building an experimental model of a solar-powered desalination plant.
▪ A winner was to have been picked and given enough money to build the first model.
▪ My aim was always to build working models that I could control.
▪ For weeks before Obon, each community builds its own large model of a sailing schooner.
▪ The support can work the other way; physiological knowledge can help us to build models.
▪ He played Dungeons and Dragons and spent hours building model airplanes.
▪ A quite different method of evaluation is to construct a process model which seeks to relate input to output.
▪ Throughout, the emphasis is on constructing multiple alternative models, which can be explored and tested against each other.
▪ Copying also includes the use of one image to make another, like constructing a model from some one else's drawing.
▪ They constructed a circular model, where both parties in a conversation are shown as having virtually the same functions.
▪ The researcher has constructed computer models which predict tax and benefit entitlement under the present system, and after any possible reforms.
▪ However, a problem arose when one tried to use such theories to construct a model of the atom.
▪ Rawls constructs his model soas to argue for the primacy of an equality of needs.
▪ The research is focused on developing a suitable model of an export marketing system for Northern Ireland's seed potatoes.
▪ Organic union is a dynamic, developing model.
▪ Lacey, for instance, develops a model of socialisation based on a modification of Becker's concept of social strategy.
▪ But as Table 2-1 shows, the adoption of free-market develop-ment models has raised their average growth rates.
▪ Just as an accountant might use a financial model, the analyst can develop an entity model.
▪ Case studies are analysed, and teams are then set to develop their own models of teamwork.
▪ In these circumstances he is considered to have developed a model which does not bridge the gap between reality and his aspirations.
▪ Nozick develops a model which enables him to make primary a principle with respect to entitlement.
▪ It is suggested that the Commissioner would provide a good model for the establishment of similar posts in other areas of dispute.
▪ To whom would my deeds provide a model of behavior?
▪ Yesterday's debate about electoral reform could provide the model.
▪ The adsorption on such well defined surfaces provides excellent models for more complicated practical catalysts.
▪ Accompanying listening tapes provide models for exceptionally thorough work on pronunciation, stress, and intonation.
▪ The Belfield Reading Project has attracted considerable interest and has provided a model for many schools in this country and abroad.
▪ It provides a visual model of the effects of a small number of control factors acting in a field or potential.
▪ The independent sector provides some models and much experience for any new initiatives at grassroots level.
▪ The project serves as a model of organization for temporeros elsewhere.
▪ Zajedno leaders are hoping this will serve as a model.
▪ This in itself raises issues of how the information infrastructure can best serve two models at once.
▪ This indeed served as a model for later national reactions and triumphs.
▪ This is reflected in the religion, which in turn serves as the model for traditional Hindu society.
▪ It will serve as the model for all future coaching contracts, so Pete is taking his time.
▪ It has been reproduced in millions and has served as the model for metro maps all over the world.
▪ This will serve as a model of an integrated economy.
▪ In workshops, learners should be encouraged to use the models effectively.
▪ In one apocryphal story that circulated on trading floors years ago, Black once tried to execute several trades using his model.
▪ This has all the facilities mentioned above, and in addition uses a medical model of the treatment of rape.
▪ Recent court decisions have ruled that using all-white models in real estate ads sends a discriminatory message to other races.
▪ This requirement alone would preclude most individual investors from using such models.
▪ The Pageant of the Masters uses live models to re- create notable paintings, sculptures and decorative art.
▪ Anaximander could have used the model of reparation of injustice to explain a large number of phenomena.
▪ Although the prototype currently simulates these activities, actual airline operations will be used in production models.
conform to a pattern/model/ideal etc
entry level product/model/computer etc
working model
▪ Behind him on a finely carved desk was a gleaming working model of the St Petersburg-Cannes Express constructed in pearls and amethysts.
▪ For 300 years or more our science has omitted any human attributes that may impinge upon or impede its mechanistic working model.
▪ My aim was always to build working models that I could control.
▪ Simulation techniques have been developed to allow scientists and planners to build working models of the systems which they are studying.
▪ The Base was a closed system, like a tiny working model of Earth itself, recycling all the chemicals of life.
▪ When I was about four years of age, he made a working model roundabout with galloping horses.
▪ "What make is the car?" "It's a Ford." "And what model?" "An Escort 1.8L."
▪ As children build models they learn about design and construction.
▪ Civil society is a classical economist's model of the free market.
▪ Ford Motor Co. will offer new features and new models this year.
▪ The 1957 photo shows him holding a scale model of an ocean liner he built entirely by hand.
▪ There was a shelf in his bedroom full of model planes.
▪ We also have a deluxe model for $125.
▪ We produce a range of different computers, but this is our most popular model.
▪ White's team made a model of the new ballpark to show the public.
▪ Darwin himself saw disease as a model of change.
▪ Do women really want to look like fashion models?
▪ Full client participation is essential to ensure accuracy when compiling the information model.
▪ Page three models and married rubber fetishists, with a slave on the side, flickered before our very astonished eyes.
▪ Seven of their 1:20 scale models have been chosen for exhibition and two have been combined to provide the full-scale installation.
▪ The example of the development of today's plate tectonic model of the Earth follows this pattern.
▪ The wealthy girl had every model of Ginny doll and steamer trunks full of clothes for them.
▪ Two more models are going up by Wilshire Homes of Austin.
▪ The sum was raised at a model aircraft flying display that was all but washed out through appalling weather.
▪ A model car doesn't have to contain all the elements of an internal combustion engine in order to work as a toy!
▪ I built model cars when I was younger.
▪ Andrew has been prompted to make a model car like his dad's.
▪ Genghis, assembled out of model car parts, weighed only 3. 6 pounds.
▪ Corgi sent a full range of their model cars, including Rolls Royces and Porsches.
▪ I would suspect that it's a model car.
▪ It was his idea that it would become a model city at an initial cost of £100,000.
▪ The model cities program fell on hard times soon after it began.
▪ The model cities distribution of funds was 40 percent, 50 percent, and 10 percent, respectively.
▪ Houston did participate in the model cities program, however.
▪ As part of the citizen participation requirements, councils had been set up in four model cities and twelve antipoverty target neighborhoods.
▪ There he built a model farm specialising in truffles - the regional speciality - potatoes and nuts.
▪ A model farm was built for the herd in 1850 but after 1870 the herd's size was never more than 100.
▪ The Economic Societies encouraged local industries, set up model farms, and sponsored new crops.
▪ Before applying the impact of support charges, his model farm produced a farm gross margin of £101,000 under farm income-optimising calculations.
▪ On very early model helicopters this was probably the only method which stood a any chance of success, but only just!
▪ The model helicopter pilot is not alone in suffering from this problem.
▪ Now it's up to you Only a few years ago it was a considerable achievement to fly a model helicopter at all.
▪ A model helicopter behaves in exactly the same way.
▪ I don't know the model number but it's the number one that they make - retails for about £850.
▪ And what's the Ghost Train but a model railway set of which one becomes a passenger?
▪ I used to spend hours watching a model railway club layout in Crouch End, near Highgate.
▪ I have never used this model railway, but I saw which way he went.
▪ The young visitors to the museum next Sunday will also be entertained with a model railway and sideshows.
▪ The Lucas boys kept their model railway in the house and their cries penetrated the professor's study disturbingly.
▪ It popped up in a recent Capes, Dunn sale of toys, teddy bears, model railways etal and made £190.
▪ He is in other words a model student though not necessarily a good one.
▪ Xavier Hicks, model student, was being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a concealed weapon.
▪ Unlike Aung San and Sukarno he was a model student, excelling despite his marginal position.
▪ Two other girls were model students.
▪ Some people like model trains or football.
▪ It's a model train with a price tag that puts it in a league of its own.
▪ A short drive takes you to a monkey sanctuary, model village or miniature stream railway and lots more.
▪ In all she was a model wife, and earned the esteem of everyone in the town.
conform to a pattern/model/ideal etc
▪ Chris always got to work early and left late - the model employee.
▪ Karen was a model student: hardworking, intelligent and enthusiastic.
▪ A model car doesn't have to contain all the elements of an internal combustion engine in order to work as a toy!
▪ After his death the Henderson family bought the estate and built model cottages designed by Ernest George and Peto in the village.
▪ I built model cars when I was younger.
▪ It was his idea that it would become a model city at an initial cost of £100,000.
▪ Planning Guidance on Architects Advisory panels for panel members and panel users was prepared together with model terms of reference.
▪ There, the model home styles are named after lakes, springs and, more recently, famous golf courses.
▪ Two other girls were model students.
▪ Process rights are modelled closely upon those of ordinary courts, and any balancing is undertaken within this context.
▪ It attempts to model operational interactions between company functions in one way that is logically sound.
▪ They consist of processing elements, or units, that attempt to model some of the properties of neurons.
▪ Providing a mechanism for other influences attempts to model the fact that real neurons are affected by factors other than inputs.
entry level product/model/computer etc
working model
▪ Behind him on a finely carved desk was a gleaming working model of the St Petersburg-Cannes Express constructed in pearls and amethysts.
▪ For 300 years or more our science has omitted any human attributes that may impinge upon or impede its mechanistic working model.
▪ My aim was always to build working models that I could control.
▪ Simulation techniques have been developed to allow scientists and planners to build working models of the systems which they are studying.
▪ The Base was a closed system, like a tiny working model of Earth itself, recycling all the chemicals of life.
▪ When I was about four years of age, he made a working model roundabout with galloping horses.
▪ Here we have a Kenar T-shirt modeled by Linda Evangelista.
▪ She made a living modeling for art classes.
▪ All the tee-shirts were modelled by the pupils during the school's fashion show organised by the Parent Teachers Association.
▪ I modelled them on the shape of your abdomen when you strode out of the sea last month.
▪ Most of the decor in this part of the house was modelled after Hollywood's idea of elaborate period furnishings.
▪ She also attended a kindergarten school where she first demonstrated her talent for modelling with clay.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Model \Mod"el\, n. [F. mod[`e]le, It. modello, fr. (assumed) L. modellus, fr. modulus a small measure, dim. of modus. See Mode, and cf. Module.]

  1. A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size; as, a [frac1x100] scale model of the B-52 bomber.

    In charts, in maps, and eke in models made.

    I had my father's signet in my purse, Which was the model of that Danish seal.

    You have the models of several ancient temples, though the temples and the gods are perished.

  2. Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a pattern of something to be made; a material representation or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a drawing; a plan; as, the clay model of a sculpture; the inventor's model of a machine.

    [The application for a patent] must be accompanied by a full description of the invention, with drawings and a model where the case admits of it.
    --Am. Cyc.

    When we mean to build We first survey the plot, then draw the model.

  3. Anything which serves, or may serve, as an example for imitation; as, a government formed on the model of the American constitution; a model of eloquence, virtue, or behavior.

  4. That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.

    He that despairs measures Providence by his own little, contracted model.

  5. Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.

    Thou seest thy wretched brother die, Who was the model of thy father's life.

  6. A person who poses as a pattern for an artist; as, the artist used his daughter as a model for an Indian maiden.

  7. A person who is employed to wear clothing for the purpose of advertising or display, or who poses with a product for the same purpose; a mannequin[1]; as, a fashion model.

    Syn: mannequin[1].

    A professional model.
    --H. James.

  8. A particular version or design of an object that is made in multiple versions; as, the 1993 model of the Honda Accord; the latest model of the HP laserjet printer. For many manufactured products, the model name is encoded as part of the

    model number.

    Syn: modification[2].

  9. An abstract and often simplified conceptual representation of the workings of a system of objects in the real world, which often includes mathematical or logical objects and relations representing the objects and relations in the real-world system, and constructed for the purpose of explaining the workings of the system or predicting its behavior under hypothetical conditions; as, the administration's model of the United States economy predicts budget surpluses for the next fifteen years; different models of the universe assume different values for the cosmological constant; models of proton structure have grown progressively more complex in the past century.

    Working model, a model of a machine which can do on a small scale the work which the machine itself does, or is expected to do.


Model \Mod"el\, a. Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.


Model \Mod"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modeledor Modelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Modeling or Modelling.] [Cf. F. modeler, It. modellare.] To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, to model a house or a government; to model an edifice according to the plan delineated.


Model \Mod"el\, v. i. (Fine Arts) To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "likeness made to scale; architect's set of designs," from Middle French modelle (16c., Modern French modèle), from Italian modello "a model, mold," from Vulgar Latin *modellus, from Latin modulus "a small measure, standard," diminutive of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)).\n

\nSense of "thing or person to be imitated" is 1630s. Meaning "motor vehicle of a particular design" is from 1900 (such as Model T, 1908; Ford's other early models included C, F, and B). Sense of "artist's model" is first recorded 1690s; that of "fashion model" is from 1904. German, Swedish modell, Dutch, Danish model are from French or Italian.


1660s, "fashion in clay or wax," from model (n.). Earlier was modelize (c.1600). From 1915 in the sense "to act as a fashion model, to display (clothes)." Related: Modeled; modeling; modelled; modelling.


1844, from model (n.).

  1. Worthy of being a model; exemplary. n. 1 A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing. 2 A person, usually an attractive female, hired to show items or goods to the public, such as items given away as prizes on a TV game show. 3 A representation of a physical object, usually in miniature. 4 A simplify representation used to explain the workings of a real world system or event. 5 A style, type, or design. 6 The structural design of a complex system. 7 A successful example to be copied, with or without modifications. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model. 2 (context transitive English) To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model. 3 (context transitive English) To make a miniature model of. 4 (context transitive English) To create from a substance such as clay. 5 (context intransitive English) To make a model#Noun or models. 6 (context intransitive English) To be a model of any kind.

  1. v. plan or create according to a model or models [syn: pattern]

  2. form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay" [syn: mold, mould]

  3. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: pose, sit, posture]

  4. display (clothes) as a mannequin; "model the latest fashion"

  5. create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights" [syn: simulate]

  6. construct a model of; "model an airplane" [syn: mock up]

  7. [also: modelling, modelled]

  1. n. a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems" [syn: theoretical account, framework]

  2. a type of product; "his car was an old model"

  3. a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos" [syn: poser]

  4. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale) [syn: simulation]

  5. something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general" [syn: exemplar, example, good example]

  6. someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model" [syn: role model]

  7. a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example" [syn: example]

  8. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin" [syn: mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model]

  9. the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale) [syn: modelling, modeling]

  10. [also: modelling, modelled]

  1. adj. worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens" [syn: exemplary, model(a)]

  2. [also: modelling, modelled]

Model (person)

A model (from Middle French modelle) is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing) or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.

Modelling ("modeling" in American English) is considered to be different from other types of public performance, such as acting or dancing. Although the difference between modelling and performing is not always clear, appearing in a film or a play is not generally considered to be "modelling".

Types of modelling include: fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part, promotional and commercial print models. Models are featured in a variety of media formats including: books, magazines, films, newspapers, internet and TV. Fashion models are sometimes featured in films: ( Looker), reality TV shows ( America's Next Top Model, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency), and music videos: (" Freedom! '90", " Wicked Game", " Daughters", and " Blurred Lines").

Celebrities, including actors, singers, sports personalities and reality TV stars, frequently take modelling contracts in addition to their regular work.


Model, modeling or modelling may refer to:

  • Conceptual model, a representation of a system using general rules and concepts
  • Physical model, a physical copy of an object such as a globe or model airplane
  • Scale model, a physical representation of an object which maintains general relationships between its constituent aspects
  • Scientific model, a simplified and idealized understanding of physical systems
Model (art)

An art model poses for any visual artist as part of the creative process, providing a visual reference for the human figure in a work of art. However, more than being simply the subject of art, models are often thought of as muses, a source of inspiration without whom the art would not exist. The most common types of art works that use models are figure drawing, figure painting, sculpture and photography, but almost any medium may be used. Art models are often paid professionals with skill and experience but are rarely employed full-time, and artists may also rely on friends and family to pose. Paid art models are usually anonymous and unacknowledged subjects of the work. Models are most frequently employed for art classes or by informal groups of artists that gather to share the expense of a model. Models are also employed privately by professional artists. Although commercial motives dominate over aesthetics in illustration, its artwork commonly employs models. For example, Norman Rockwell used his friends and neighbors as models for both his commercial and fine art work. An individual who is having their own portrait painted or sculpted is usually called a "sitter" rather than a model, since they are paying to have the work done rather than being paid to pose.

Throughout the history of Western art, drawing the human figure from living models was considered the most effective way to develop the skill of draftsmanship. First, it is best to draw from life, rather than copying two dimensional images such as photographs. Second, an artist has a connection to drawing another human being that cannot exist with any other subject. Models for life drawing classes are usually nude. In the classroom setting, where the purpose is to learn how to draw the human form in all the different shapes, ages and ethnicity, there are no real limitations on who the model can be. In some cases, the model may pose with various props, one or more other models, against real or artificial background, in natural or artificial light and so on.

The role of art models has changed through different eras as the meaning and importance of the human figure in art and society has changed. Nude modeling, nude art and nudity in general are at times subject to social disapproval, at least by some elements in society.

Model (band)

Model is a Turkish rock band based in İzmir, Turkey.

Model (surname)

Model is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Abram Model (1896–1976), Russian chess player
  • Faith Rockefeller Model (1909–1960), member of the Rockefeller family
  • Robert Model (born 1942), American philanthropist
  • Walter Model (1891–1945), German Field Marshal of World War II
Model (TV series)

Model is a 1997 South Korean television series starring Kim Nam-joo, Han Jae-suk, Jang Dong-gun and Yum Jung-ah. It aired on SBS from April 9 to August 7, 1997 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:45 for 36 episodes.

Jang Hyuk and So Ji-sub made their television drama debuts in Model.

Usage examples of "model".

That determination had become an obsession now, which he recognized for what it was-the sole reason for his survival and for his recently taken decision firstly to be accepted as a reformed and model prisoner at Port Arthur and secondly to abscond therefrom.

The absolutist and patrimonial model survived in this period only with the support of a specific compromise of political forces, and its substance was eroding from the inside owing primarily to the emergence of new productive forces.

The transformation of the absolutist and patrimonial model consisted in a gradual process that replaced the theological foundation ofterritorial patrimony with a new foundation that was equally transcendent.

To consider simplicity and complexity, chaos and emergent order, self-similarity in complex adaptive systems, Kauffrnan models and much else.

Force Levels and Iraq After Saddam Reconstructing Iraq The Limits of Knowledge and Planning First Things First: Security and Humanitarian Considerations The Importance of the United Nations Following the Bosnia Model Administering the Country and Building a New Polity Military Reform Truth and Reconciliation A Necessary Task CONCLUSIONS: Not Whether, But When Half Measures Will No Longer Work Risks and Costs Sooner or Later?

It must not be forgotten that his modelled work derives an adventitious merit from the splendour of the frescoes with which it is surrounded, and from our admiration of the astounding range of power manifested by their author.

The same uniform original spirit of superstition might suggest, in the most distant ages and countries, the same methods of deceiving the credulity, and of affecting the senses of mankind: but it must ingenuously be confessed, that the ministers of the Catholic church imitated the profane model, which they were impatient to destroy.

Fathom, believing that now was the season for working upon her passions, while they were all in commotion, became, if possible, more assiduous than ever about the fair mourner, modelled his features into a melancholy cast, pretended to share her distress with the most emphatic sympathy, and endeavoured to keep her resentment glowing by cunning insinuations, which, though apparently designed to apologise for his friend, served only to aggravate the guilt of his perfidy and dishonour.

It is a model of the kind of Nazi planning for aggression with which the world later became acquainted.

Mark commanded the map to rotate in model space to align the viewpoint with his own current position.

WMD, no small concern in a nation that had once amassed a considerable arsenal of chemical weapons, biological agents, and Scud missiles, and was not now a model of governmental organization.

We knew that such a lesion is not itself amnestic, and the model predicts that with such a right IMHV lesion, the memory trace should simply stay in the left IMHV, because there is no route by which it can escape.

And if this model were correct, then a pre-training right IMHV lesion, already shown not to be amnestic by itself, would disrupt this flow, and post-training LPO lesions, otherwise amnestic, would no longer be so because the memory would have been stranded in the left IMHV.

Katie Oats and Richard Ancho were praised as role models of the Paranormal Investigation Division.

He was too beautiful, the kind of androgynous beauty that holovid models sometimes achieve.