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


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During the 15th and early 16th centuries, carved altarpieces were produced in considerable numbers in the Netherlands--that is, the territories coveting roughly present-day Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and parts of northern France then ruled by the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and subsequently the Habsburg Dukes Philip the Fair and Charles v.
The earliest document which refers to an existing work by Fra Angelico is a final accounting in March 1429 for the respectable sum of ten florins for the so-called Fiesok Altarpiece with its wonderful predella panels (Fig.
These include an altarpiece of the Lamentation, a Rest on the Flight into Egypt, and a small-scale triptych portraying the Virgin and Child.
The reliquaries, carefully selected altarpieces, furniture panels, and a triptych illuminate the relationship between form and function, revealing how the artist shaped each story for its intended purpose.
Due to the structure's significance, it was included in the book 'Facets of Faith: Discovering the Church Heritage of Quezon City,' by Billy Malacura, which notes the altarpieces were installed during the reconstruction of the church and convent in 1699.
In a room dedicated to Counter-Reformation altarpieces, an array of stylistic influences, including from northern Europe, Michelangelo, and Andrea del Sarto, contribute to the formulation of new imagery, at once didactic and emotionally charged.
However, this presentation, as is typical of the Frick, also displayed a solid scholarly reevaluation of the remains of the Saint Augustine Altarpiece (1454-1469), both as a key work in Piero's career and as a hallmark of his early style.
Few if any artists did more to put into practice the Church's new teaching: that an altarpiece should not be a mere showpiece for the artist's skill but should engage ordinary believers and arouse their fervour and devotion.
The best account of the arrangement of altarpieces and other church furniture in the Carmini prior to the canonization of de' Pazzi is gathered from the Apostolic Visitation conducted in 1581 (preserved in the Archivio Segreto Vaticano) and from contemporary printed guidebooks to the city of Venice, which describe the Carmini as one of the city's many attractions.
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.
Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni.
Gary Radke's essay, "Relics and Identity at the Convent of San Zaccaria in Venice," likewise relies upon a reconstruction of altarpieces to advance his argument.
Included is a review of "the Antonello Problem," or the extent to which Antonello da Messina's presence in Venice between 1475 and 1476 shaped the invention of the Venetian sacra conversazione and Bellini's altarpieces.
In large-scale paintings intended to recall religious frescos or altarpieces, he depicted incidents inspired by the Bible but transferred to the village in southern England in which he had lived since a child, and other close-knit communities such as the Clyde shipbuilders of Glasgow.