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Definition of the noun altarpiece

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noun - plural: altarpieces

  1. a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of altarpiece: reredos
    • more generic word: screen = partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space


Altarpiece: An altarpiece is a piece of art such as a painting, sculpture or relief representing a religious subject and suspended in a frame behind the altar of a Christian church. Altarpieces were one of the most important products of Christian art especially from the late Middle Ages to the era of the Counter-Reformation.

  • also known as 單幅祭壇畫

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Google previewMoving Sculptures (2014)

Southern Netherlandish alabasters from the 16th to 17th centuries in Central and Northern Europe by Aleksandra Lipińska

Almost 6 m high, the Sonnenburg altarpiece is a tiered architectural and sculpted retable constructed around a core of five alabaster reliefs in a marble and wood frame.63 Rising above the wooden predella with its scene of the Last Supper is ...

Google previewThe Humanistic Tradition Book 3, The European Renaissance, the Reformation, and Global Encounter (2016)

Civilizations, Modern history by CTI Reviews

Altarpiece: An altarpiece is a picture or relief representing a religious subject and suspended in a frame behind the altar of a...

Google previewFlorence (2015)

A Walking Guide to Its Architecture by Richard J. Goy

The altarpiece is the Annunciation, also by Lorenzo.

Google previewArt of the Western World (1991)

From Ancient Greece to Post Modernism by Bruce Cole, Adelheid M. Gealt

The Isenheim Altarpiece is a large, complicated work incorporating several wings (painted on both sides) and wooden sculpture done by another artist. With the opening...

Google previewLocating Renaissance Art (2007)

by Carol M. Richardson

The Portinari altarpiece is an uncompromising Netherlandish triptych with movable shutters, contrasting with the Florentine pala, or single-panel altarpiece, without wings. As a Netherlandish Nativity in oils and on panel, it must have appeared ...

Google previewRome, Ancient and Modern (1844)

And Its Environs by Jeremiah Donovan

The altarpiece is an excellent painting of the Conception , by Carlo Maratta.

Google previewIn the Beginning is the Icon (2016)

A Liberative Theology of Images, Visual Arts and Culture by Sigurd Bergmann

Kaalund's altarpiece is an emphatic, profound partaking in the suffering of this foreign country, and it enables the viewer to take part in the Greenlandic people's struggle for a new future. The painting is a brilliant example of how visual art can ...

Google previewItaly (1892)

Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm)

The altarpiece is an unimportant work of last century. At the last pillar of the left aisle is a fresco of Francia's School, Bishop and four monks; 3rd altar on the left, 6'. M. Crcspi, St. Nepomuk; 2nd altar to the left, Bagnaczwallo, Madonna in clouds, ...

Google previewGlorious Ruin (2012)

How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian

The altarpiece is a creation of such shocking intensity that many initially—and even today—found it repulsive. Yet the graphic nature served masterfully to define and illustrate the Antonite brothers' powerful understanding of Christian ministry.

Google previewWomen, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence (2015)

Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace by Assoc Prof Stefanie Solum

A starting point for the consideration of this particular innovation of the Medici altarpiece is a close examination of the Florentine pictorial cycles completed before Lippi's painting, introduced in the previous chapter, that narrate the life of St.

Google previewLearning to Look at Paintings (1997)

by Mary Acton

The altar with the communion lamp and the Early Italian altarpiece refers to the fact that in the play Mariana prays to the Virgin Mary. It is also a reference to the Pre-Raphaelite painters' enthusiasm for Italian art before 1500 or 'pre-Raphael'.


The altarpiece is a painting much admired, and which cost 500 guineas, copied by Peters from Corregio's Holy Family. There are four dissenters' meeting-houses in this town, for independents, baptists, general baptists, and quakers : the two ...

Google previewMalta and Gozo (2015)

by Juliet Rix

The vast altarpiece is a highly regarded Shipwreck of St Paul by Stefano Erardi (1683) depicting dramatic seas and the newly shipwrecked St ...

Google previewArt History, View of the West (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Altarpiece: An altarpiece is a picture or relief representing a.

Google previewArt History, Volume 1 (2016)

Anthropology, Cultural history by CTI Reviews

Altarpiece: An altarpiece is a picture or relief representing a religious subject and suspended in a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heaven (1999)

by Miriam Van Scott

GHENT ALTARPIECE The Ghent Altarpiece is a masterpiece of oil painting and a grand accomplishment of Christian CHURCH ART AND ARCHITECTURE. The massive work was created during the mid1400s by Jan van Eyck for the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

ALTARPIECE. Altar Small procession altar dedicated to Mary's Ascension (1830). turies, which were immense reredoses (decorated backdrops, usually of carved of painted panels) and baldachins or cibo- riums (canopies). Altarbread The ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture (2012)

by Colum Hourihane

Master Ber- tram's Grabow Altarpiece, 1383; Hamburg, Ksthalle; Jacques de Baerze's and Melchior Broederlam's altarpiece for the Charterhouse of Champmol, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2013)

by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray, Peter Murray

ll altarpiece veil covering it. In 1549 the use of candles on the altar was prohibited in the Church of England, but, at least since 1890, two have been normal. Many Anglican churches following a High Anglican, or Anglo-Catholic, rite may well ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

Of the Ferrarese work of the fourteenth century it is sufficient to mention the fine altarpiece by Francesco Cossa in the gallery of Bologna, and those of Lorenzo Costa in the church of San Giovanni in Monte (Bologna) and in the Berlin Museum.

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Small photo of Rome, Lazio, Italy. July 25, 2017: Altar and altarpiece of the Catholic church called "San Giovanni de 'Fiorentini" located in the Golden square (piazza del'Oro)Small photo of ANTWERP, BELGIUM - AUGUST 22, 2013: Altarpiece of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium.Small photo of St Augustine, Florida, USA-20 March 2017:Interior of the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine, pews on either side of the tiled floor nave that leads to the golden altarpiece, illuminated.Truss ceiling.Small photo of KRAPINA, CROATIA - APRIL 21: Virgin Mary with baby Jesus, altarpiece in the church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Krapina, Croatia on April 21, 2016.Small photo of VELIKA MLAKA, CROATIA - MARCH 28: Saint Mary Magdalene, altarpiece in the Church of the Saint Barbara in Velika Mlaka, Croatia on March 28, 2017.Small photo of VELIKA MLAKA, CROATIA - MARCH 28: Saint Matthew the Evangelist, altarpiece in the Church of the Saint Barbara in Velika Mlaka, Croatia on March 28, 2017.Small photo of VELIKA MLAKA, CROATIA - MARCH 28: Saint Francis Xavier, altarpiece in the Church of the Saint Barbara in Velika Mlaka, Croatia on March 28, 2017. More...

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