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retable

(rē`tābəl), frame for decorative panels at the back of an altar in European churches. Retables, often sumptuously decorated in alabaster and gold, generally contained scenes from the Bible. An altarpiece made of fixed panels may also be termed a retable.

Retable

 

a large screen set up behind the altar of many Latin American and Spanish churches of the 15th through 18th centuries. Often reaching as high as the ceiling, a retable consisted of a frame completely covered with sculptured figures and other sculptural ornamentation. Sometimes paintings were included. The most commonly used materials for retables were wood, alabaster, and marble.

retable

A decorative screen set up above and behind an altar, generally forming an architectural frame to a picture, bas-relief, or mosaic.
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The book concludes with a thoughtful analysis of the Santo Domingo retable in Toledo's Church of Santo Domingo El Antiguo as the culmination of El Greco's formal integration of his Italian Renaissance experience into his then-emerging pictorial discourse in Spanish devotional paintings.
Est-il permis de comparer << Chambord et le maillot de Zidane, le retable d'Issenheim et une banderole de supporters ?
Cet ordre n'est pas different de celui qui lie entre elles les predelles, et les predelles du retable. Une pluralite d'episodes se rangent et construisent leur propre espace, qui est l'espace de l'oeuvre d'art.
If there is no action, we will likely retable the bill.
The retable from Table 4.2.15 mentions that only 9% of the respondents disagree that: legal research skills are useful for Law students, and 1% strongly disagrees.
Outre les oeuvres deja citees, La meuniere d'Arcos, Sept cris sur la roer, Les arbres meurent debout (qui fit l'objet d'un film en France), Ines de Portugal, Le troisieme mor, La cle dans le grenier, A nouveau le diable et les farces du Retable jovial, ont, a diferentes reprises, eu l'honneur de nos antennes et du petit ecran.
It may also be suggested that the bunds of paddy filled should be raised so as the store the maximums amount of rainfall to the extent the rainfall storage does not decrease the crop yield .It can further be argued that seepage though canal system can be effective source of water replenishment of retable reserves but this system should not be applied in areas which have poor quality ground water otherwise this seepage will be a net loss of water.
The chancel was thoroughly rearranged at the end of the 15th century in connection with the arrival of the altar retable, commissioned from Hermen Rode from Lybeck.
In "The Despenser Retable and 1381," Stanbury deals with social desires inscribed in the eponymous object, a fourteenth-century altarpiece that survived Reformation iconoclasm on Norwich Cathedral.
lying along on her lap, the tears as it were running down pitifully upon her beautiful cheeks, as it seemed bedewing the sweet body of her Son." (70) As late as 1546-47, the Duke of Norfolk's chapel at Kenninghall contained not only an altar retable painted with "a gilded Passion of Christ sequence 'wrought upon wainscot,'" but six tapestries, "each of 9 square yards," also evocatively "depicting the story of the Passion." (71) An evocative sense of character apparent in statuary and windows was also echoed in wood carvings found on pews and baptismal fonts, a frequent subject of which was the Seven Deadly Sins.