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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 Flines triptych has come to be known as the Retable du Cellier or The Le Cellier Altarpiece (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art) after its discovery in the chapel of the Cistercian granary Le Cellier near the monastery of Clairvaux in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Unprecedented loans for this exhibition include the three extraordinary reliquaries (Museo di San Marco, Florence) a magnificent altarpiece of Paradise (Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence) and the jewel-like Corsini Triptych (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini, Rome).
Malacura told the Inquirer the retablo were among the few Spanish colonial-period altarpieces extant in Metro Manila.
Best known for his religious paintings, Santi di Tito is revealed here as an artist of remarkable range, the multiple registers on which his altarpieces function echoed in the scope of his wider output.
Moreover, computer stations allowed the viewer to explore the extant altarpiece panels in the context of their original placement in the church of Sant' Agostino in Borgo San Sepolcro.
Halfa dozen confraternities at the church had altarpieces in the western lower-nave where the tramezzo had stood, and they had a number of patrician tombs and altars as well.
The study examines acclaimed works by Caravaggio, Guercino, and Guido Reni, but also altarpieces that no longer garner the attention and aesthetic appreciation they enjoyed immediately after their unveilings.
Buddhist statues and Tibetan altarpieces give it the soothing quality of a temple; meditation pavilions and lily ponds make the sunken back garden feel like Bali.
Born in Tuscany around 1400 he specialised in monastery altarpieces and was beatified, the first step to sainthood, by Pope John Paul II in 1984.
Most altarpieces are composed of three main panels, also called a triptych, which are separated by structural columns.
It is a masterwork by the artist and one of the great altarpieces of the Italian High Renaissance.