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A painting or other work of art designed to be set above and behind an altar.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Specifically, the Hood Museum of Art has acquired a variety of paintings, including an altarpiece, several easel paintings and some small devotional panels.’
- ‘It was merchants such as Nicolas Roxcox, wrapped in Baltic furs, who encouraged Rubens to repopulate parish churches with altarpieces of exceptional quality.’
- ‘The picture would be further cleaned with various solvents, gradually wiping away multiple layers of overpainting to which altarpieces and other works had been subjected over the centuries.’
- ‘They also painted altarpieces and easel paintings for collectors, and developed genres such as landscape.’
- ‘Of course, Catholic England believed in the real presence of Christ himself in the Mass, and altarpieces like this were designed to remind the worshipper of the fact.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We read this image afresh through the author's eyes, seeing how to interpret the crucifix which is at the heart of Luther's service of the word, as well as a constant presence in Cranach's altarpieces.’
- ‘Several authors, for example, observed that Rubens consciously painted the altarpiece for the Oratorians in Rome in the style of Paolo Veronese.’
- ‘It meant that Rubens had to redo the altarpiece at his own expense and add two lateral paintings.’
- ‘The Getty drawing must have been made in connection with a project for a painting, presumably an altarpiece, though no such picture is known.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the altarpiece Mantegna portrays the Madonna extending her hand and bestowing special favor on the marquis, who is dressed in full armor.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Leafy branches hover above the shrine figures in the altarpieces of Tilman Riemenschneider and his contemporaries.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Italian preference for an altarpiece focused on one painting did not catch on in Spain.’
- ‘Following his return from Italy, Van Dyck painted many altarpieces.’
- ‘The painted retables and carved altarpieces favored the ‘recollection, even the reliving of the moments of the Passion’.’
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