Polyptych


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Polyptych

 

(1) A painting or relief consisting of several panels.

(2) Several pictures with a common subject and unity of color and composition.

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Jarring juxtapositions emerged: the Palmieri chapel, home to Botticini's mighty Assumption, is now the backroom of an art-supply shop; Jacopo di Cione's golden polyptych stood in what is today the middle of a street.
Giovanni e Paolo, school of Giovanni Bellini, polyptych and predella panels; reproduction, Kaftal, Saints in North East Italy, figures 1389, 1394, 1395, 1397, 1398; (5) Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, and Oxford, Ashmolean, Bartolomeo degli Erri, polyptych (formerly at S.
Images of the Baptism move from the margins to the center of devotional images, as in Niccolo di Pietro Gerini's polyptych of 1387 in the National Gallery, London (fig.
Sano di Pietro's Assunta Polyptych for the Convent of Santa Petronilla in Siena.
Their topics include Pietro Lorenzetti's Pieve Polyptych and the Shrine of St.
Housed in a converted 13th century convent, the polyptych was painted in 1515 by Matthias Grunewald and the 24 stunning panels were originally in the form of a `book', whose pages opened out one by one to amaze and overawe the pilgrims.
Diane Cole Ahl similarly relates the commission of Piero's Misericordia Polyptych to the specific local circumstances of both the town of Sansepolcro and the confraternity of the Misericordia.
Another completely different notion of the driving impulse for painting is announced by a small, fantastic Jan Muller polyptych, Faust (1957, Lori Bookstein Fine Art in association with Martha Henry), constructed from five roughly brushed, hotly colored little scenes inspired by Goethe's poem.
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is Jan's extraordinary masterpiece, in a polyptych in twenty four separated paintings, a glorification of the heavenly apotheosis of salvation by the sacrifice of Christ.
The parish church of San Bartolomeo in Olera, north of Bergamo in Alzano Lombardo, also houses a large polyptych by Cima da Conegliano dated 1488.
A polyptych is a picture made up of four or more linked parts, usually wooden panels.
Giovanni Freni demonstrates, in "Images and Relics in Fourteenth-Century Arezzo: Pietro Lorenzetti's Pieve Polyptych and the Shrine of St.