altarpiece


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altarpiece

a work of art set above and behind an altar; a reredos

Altarpiece

A panel, sculpted or painted, situated above and behind an altar.

altarpiece

A decorative screen, painting, or sculpture above the back of an altar.
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Tommaso Mazzuoli's large Visitation (1560), from the Pesci family chapel, made its way to Cambridge via Rome and London and since 1955 it has served once more as an altarpiece in the college chapel of Trinity Hall.
Restorer Rupert McBain will now begin work on the conservation of the altarpiece which features Master of the View of St Gudule and intricate carvings by the Brussels Sculptors' Guild in a sequence telling of the arrest, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
Augustine Altarpiece assembled according to the latest reconstruction (Fig.
Carlo ai Catinari by an altarpiece painted by Andrea Commodi around 1621.
Another work features the altarpiece with a photograph of a woman exposing her genitals.
The altarpiece has now surfaced in a Christie's auction of Indian and South East Asian Art, to be held in New York on March 23, and has come from a collector in South Carolina.
Darren spent a lot of time researching for the altarpiece, which is a combination of Renaissance and Victorian styles.
Perhaps sensing that, in the wake of the London exhibition, a thorough reexamination of the Colonna Altarpiece might be appropriate, the curators of the Metropolitan, and in particular Linda Wolk Simon, have drawn together not only the remaining four elements that originally composed the predella, but also a considerable number of other paintings and drawings, some by Raphael himself, and others by contemporaries from whom he clearly drew inspiration.
The main altarpiece was of St Pasquale in Adoration of the Eucharist.
Da Vinci was commissioned to paint the Virgin On The Rocks to decorate an altarpiece in a Milan chapel in 1483.
The sixty-member Juilliard Choral Union joined the dancers upstage in an altarpiece from which the dancers descended.
Harrisville reflects on the meaning of the Isenheim Altarpiece, credited to Matthias Grunewald, who was born in the fifteenth and died in the sixteenth century.