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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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.
In a room dedicated to Counter-Reformation altarpieces, an array of stylistic influences, including from northern Europe, Michelangelo, and Andrea del Sarto, contribute to the formulation of new imagery, at once didactic and emotionally charged.
This chapter reveals important components of the perception and reception of the altarpiece in Italy and England.
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.
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 decoration of the de' Pazzi altar presents us with an example of an altarpiece that does not fit the pattern established in the literature: the patrons and the dedications of the altarpiece and the altar do not appear to correspond and are separated by 150 years.
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.
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.