Pauls and the twenty-first century Beckmann exhibit both contain paintings of "spiritual significance," that both display religious-seeming tryptychs, makes the meander over the bridge ironically a bit of an arc across the human condition.
While often mutedly displaying their traditional lineaments, Beckmann's more famous paintings--the tryptychs, the brazen self-portraits, the panels of mutilated and tortured figures--appear to be derived, not from the experiences of a particular religion or culture, but from a deep perpetual category of unregulated impulse that lies always beneath the veneer of culture.
William Shookhoff conducted Ensemble TrypTych
in Frid's own nine-instrument reduction of the score with precision, and consistently brought out the work's stark beauty.
The enterprising Tryptych
Productions puts on interesting performances of the vocal arts, its concert production-cum-Canadian premiere of Hugo Wolf's Der Corregidor (The Magistrate) to mark the centenary of the composer's death being a case in point.
"People are investing in medium- to large-scale single canvasses or tryptychs
and generally have more requests for stylised and contemporary designs rather than classical designs.
His diction in many places is difficult: "onanisms," "cataleptic," "tryptychs
," "super-decibelled," "octopused," "sclerosied," "catacomb," "clavicles," "chiaroscuro," "reticulate," and "suspiration." Moreover, he is fond of biblical, classical, and other forms of allusions, not only to give breadth and profundity to his experience but also to register his humanity.