Noun(1) a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
(1) Specifically, the Hood Museum of Art has acquired a variety of paintings, including an altarpiece , several easel paintings and some small devotional panels.(2) The Italian preference for an altarpiece focused on one painting did not catch on in Spain.(3) Cecil Gould has sustained that the altarpiece includes a self-portrait of the artist in the guise of his name saint, Saint Anthony of Padua.(4) In the altarpiece Mantegna portrays the Madonna extending her hand and bestowing special favor on the marquis, who is dressed in full armor.(5) It meant that Rubens had to redo the altarpiece at his own expense and add two lateral paintings.(6) Several authors, for example, observed that Rubens consciously painted the altarpiece for the Oratorians in Rome in the style of Paolo Veronese.(7) A side chapel holds Jan van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, a huge altarpiece designed to be folded into sections, painted in 1432.(8) Although it is often described as an altarpiece , this painting is far more likely to have served as an epitaph - a potential function of this and other pictures by Van Eyck that needs further study.(9) The Getty drawing must have been made in connection with a project for a painting, presumably an altarpiece , though no such picture is known.(10) Following his return from Italy, Van Dyck painted many altarpieces .(11) Combining art and mass education, Lutheran artists also carefully redefined their own social role, now that the creation of statuary, frescoes, and altarpieces was condemned as ‘idolatrous’.(12) This willful perversion of the prevailing practices of late medieval spiritual devotions is reinforced by Bosch's use of the very form traditionally devoted to altarpieces : the triptych.(13) Presented in a folding triptych format reminiscent of Orthodox altarpieces , the black-and-white prints on wood celebrate the life and traditions of a community too often treated with disdain.(14) They also painted altarpieces and easel paintings for collectors, and developed genres such as landscape.(15) Leafy branches hover above the shrine figures in the altarpieces of Tilman Riemenschneider and his contemporaries.(16) It was merchants such as Nicolas Roxcox, wrapped in Baltic furs, who encouraged Rubens to repopulate parish churches with altarpieces of exceptional quality.
(1) altarpiece :: ఆల్టార్పీస్
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