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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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"The reliquaries, carefully selected altarpieces, furniture panels, and a triptych illuminate the relationship between form and function, revealing how the artist shaped each story for its intended purpose."
The altarpiece was originally commissioned by the Archbishop of Seville (1670-1684), Ambrosio Ignacio Spinola y Guzman.
Chapter 5 explores nature as a devotional context and explains why Lippi, in conjunction with his patrons, chose to depict the Adoration in the forested setting that so distinguishes his altarpiece. Lucrezias affinity with the Camaldolese Order, whose hermitage was situated in a similarly wild and mountainous location, goes some way to establishing these links, although this section is certainly not as compelling as those that precede it.
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.
The Coventry window became in fact the altarpiece of Akureyri Church.
Since the early 1990s, a great deal of literature has been written on the altarpiece as a format and on its function as a liturgical object.
The spotlighting is differentiated in this show, so the illumination is substantially more intense on the Paris painting, serving to soften the coloristic and tonal disjunction between the two altarpieces. (The exhibition's curator, Luke Syson, and his designers have also sensibly avoided putting the paintings directly beside each other.)
Bastiano Mainardi; painter of altarpieces in Renaissance Tuscany.
Chapter 2 addresses the altarpiece of the Madonna of Loreto, painted by Caravaggio for the church of S.
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.