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Definition of the noun altarpiece
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noun - plural: altarpieces
- a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
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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Moving 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 ...
The 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...
A Walking Guide to Its Architecture by Richard J. Goy
The altarpiece is the Annunciation, also by Lorenzo.
Art 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...
Locating 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 ...
Rome, Ancient and Modern (1844)
And Its Environs by Jeremiah Donovan
The altarpiece is an excellent painting of the Conception , by Carlo Maratta.
In 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 ...
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, ...
Glorious 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.
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.
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 ...
Malta 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 ...
by CTI Reviews
Altarpiece: An altarpiece is a picture or relief representing a.
Art 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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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Nice work in Tillieres sur Avre, a vaguely Renaissance Virgin and wonderful baroque barley sugar column
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15th century wooden altarpiece in the Church of the Holy Ghost.
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- Portable altarpiece
Annunciation, Italian, ca. 1348. Veneziano
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- The cathedral's altarpiece
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- Decemviri Altarpiece
This painting was done by Pietro Perugino in 1495-1496. It was originally displayed in the chapel of the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia.
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- San Francisco Altarpiece
Photo credit: Lorenzo Tlacaelel
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The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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