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Synonyms for altarpiece

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


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Two monumental altarpieces, an intricate series of panels from his Silver Chest (Armadio degli Argenti), a precious triptych for private devotion, and nine predella scenes join the four reliquaries in a dramatic installation evocative of their Renaissance context.
The conservation work, funded by the Art Fund, is the first to have been carried out on the altarpiece in more than 150 years.
Displayed together, three great altarpieces by Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino, and Bronzino encapsulate not just the expressive scope of the generation of artists following Michelangelo, but also the nature of Andrea's legacy.
Andy says: "I was particularly struck by the quality of the William Morris altarpiece - the colours are incredibly vivid and the lyricism and religiosity of the piece, reflecting the cycle of life and nature were instantly inspiring.
Jennifer Sliwka's study of the Palmieri altarpiece (c.
The third chapter introduces the child Baptist of the altarpiece and goes to great lengths to explain Medici appropriation of what was traditionally a civic image.
With just hours to spare, delighted staff hit the target which will finance work on the Passion Altarpiece, part of the original collection of valuable pieces built up over a century ago by the museum's creators John and Josephine Bowes.
Moreover, computer stations allowed the viewer to explore the extant altarpiece panels in the context of their original placement in the church of Sant' Agostino in Borgo San Sepolcro.
Since the early 1990s, a great deal of literature has been written on the altarpiece as a format and on its function as a liturgical object.
In 1483, not long after his arrival in Milan, Leonardo was commissioned in company with two local brothers to complete the painted decorations for a large architectural and sculpted altarpiece for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception.
Published to celebrate the completion of the conservation of this altarpiece, this small volume offers a detailed, technical account of the process of its conservation, written by David A.
The book is divided into five chapters--each a case study of an altarpiece produced between 1595 and 1625.
Pople's exhibition, titled Bellini 21c, includes a work called Altarpiece in which the figures in the famous Bellini altarpiece in Venice are obscured by an image of a woman being penetrated from behind and having oral sex.
That was the ivory altarpiece of Durga Mahishasuramardini featuring Kartik wearing a hat and Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi and Saraswati sporting European crowns.
One of the outstanding works is the Petrobelli Altarpiece by Paolo Veronese.