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a set of three pictures or panels, usually hinged so that the two wing panels fold over the larger central one: often used as an altarpiece



a work of art composed of three pictures, sculptural works in relief, or drawings that are united by a common idea, theme, or subject.


Lonkheit, K. Das Triptychon als Pathosformel. Heidelberg, 1959.
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And at best, these triptychs do create a sense of what Scully would call transcendence --of deep complexity that cannot easily be captured.
To complement these multi-perspective diptychs and triptychs, the exhibition includes canvases of pure abstraction, in a medley of colorizations that emphasizes texture to arouse an expression.
In the triptych, A Day to Remember, you will see all the Newcastle players recalled in replica shirts worn by fans.
While some of the triptychs are strikingly vivid, so as to show a "clichE[umlaut] way of interpreting Middle Eastern culture," according to Sednaoui, others are completely devoid of colors, although their poignancy is not any less moving.
Albertson combines her handbuilt furnishings and fixtures--cabinets, the triptychs, and the wall-pieces--with everyday scavenged objects: a piece of chicken wire here, a miniature flowerpot there.
Although neither the diptych nor the triptych is signed or dated, abbatial croziers affixed to Jeanne de Boubais' coats of arms tie the works to the period of her prelature, which ranged from 1507 to 1533.
Upon the left wing of the Jan Floreins Triptych, two such diminutive angels raise their hands in delight as they admire the child as he lies on the edge of Mary's robe; her hands outstretched as if reluctant to allow him outside her arms.
The second thematic room, 'Memorial', is devoted to triptychs of George Dyer, Bacon's lover and muse.
6) The two ivory triptychs mentioned here are those in the Museo Sacro of the Vatican and the Harbaville Triptych in the Louvre; see A.
As a belated Symbolist in the tradition of Hans von Marees, he produced an unforgettable series of devotional triptychs.
La Escuela Cubana de Boxeo (The Cuban school of boxing), 2001, consists of photographic diptychs and triptychs with superimposed images of sweaty boxers training or at rest.
The Oedipal dimension implied in the earlier work--loosely based on the Virgin in Michelangelo's Pieta--is made explicit in these three series of photo-based drawings, installed as triptychs.