Triptych and Diptychs

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Polyptychs:

Polyptychs

How do you say “polyptych” and just what is it?:

How do you say “ polyptych ” and just what is it? (sounds like: Polyp tick)- Polyptych is the term for all multi-panel works. The middle panel is typically the largest and it often is flanked by smaller related works, although there are polyptychs of equal-sized panels.

The number of panels determines what the polyptych is called. :

The number of panels determines what the polyptych is called.

The Galitzin Triptych:

The Galitzin Triptych The triptych form arises from early Christian art , and was a popular standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards.

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Its geographical range was from the eastern Byzantine churches to the English Celtic churches in the west. Renaissance painters and sculptors such as Hans Memling and Hieronymus Bosch used the form.

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Triptych forms also allow ease of transport.

Master of the Saint Ursula Legend Flemish, active c. 1470—c. 1500 Virgin and Child (left) , 1486, oil on panel 28 x 21 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.) Three Donors (right), 1486, oil on panel 28 x 21 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.) :

Master of the Saint Ursula Legend Flemish, active c. 1470—c. 1500 Virgin and Child (left) , 1486 , oil on panel 28 x 21 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.) Three Donors (right), 1486 , oil on panel 28 x 21 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.) A diptych is two panels. This diptych is an example of a popular theme that showed a donor portrayed on one panel praying to holy personnages depicted on the other panel. Such diptychs, often small in size, were used for private devotion.

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Japanese Print 1786-1865 Subject: " Jiraiya Goketsu Dan" " Conversations about the Hero Jiraiya " Combined Book Diptych Print Size: 7" x 9 1/4" The actor in the female role may be playing a character named Princess Tagoto . The fellow coming out of the tree is more than likely Jiraiya himself.

You can mix the panel sizes.:

You can mix the panel sizes.

It can be on different types of “panels”- we do have other things such as records available.:

It can be on different types of “panels”- we do have other things such as records available.

You can use Mixed Media::

You can use Mixed Media:

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