altarpiece

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a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table

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It has an impressive old quarter - many of the Conquistadors came from this area and brought their South American fortunes home; a couple of charming arcaded squares; an imposing parish church with a fine altar-piece by the 17th-century artist Zurbaran who was born in a nearby village; a castle built by the local grandee, now a pleasant hotel.
Opinion is not worth a rush; In this altar-piece the knight, Who grips his long spear so to push That dragon through the fading light, Loved the lady; and it's plain The half-dead dragon was her thought.
The carved lime-wood figures of the Holy Family are part of an important 16-century German altar-piece, which was purchased at auction last week for Compton Verney's Northern European Collection.
After a few minor works he was invited to paint the altar-piece of San Sepulcro, but made such a bad job of it that he had to change his name to Geoff.
There is a telling parallel here to Barnett Newman's Shining Forth (to George) of 1961, the painter's abstract altar-piece commemorating his own brother's death in February of that year.