Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of altarpiece.

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Examples

  • The common path to honor for a painter at that time was to concentrate on prestigious commissions for public settings, such as altarpieces and large paintings for the walls and ceilings of churches and palaces.

    The Magical Painting of Poussin

  • I thought of the medieval Netherlandish altarpieces I love so much: Sometimes the central panel -- be it a picture of the annunciation, the crucificion, or a martyrdom -- is flanked by panels depicting portraits of the altarpiece donors (often husband and wife, male and female).

    A Conversation with Julia Glass, author of Three Junes

  • The gleaming surface evokes the divine, just as the gold grounds of icons and early Renaissance altarpieces evoke heavenly space, countering the incipient naturalism of elegantly rendered curls, a delicately stippled beard, and carefully detailed vestments, once studded with jewels.

    Where Revered Relics Repose

  • London Art "Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500" explores the design and function of Italian altarpieces from the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance.

    What's on Around Europe

  • If, for some, travel is a chance to admire Counter - Reformation altarpieces and for others a chance for a one-on-one roughhouse with a Dortmund transsexual, then these are possibly irreconcilable priorities – although they could intersect in some of the less bustling regional museums.

    'Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History'

  • If, for some, travel is a chance to admire Counter - Reformation altarpieces and for others a chance for a one-on-one roughhouse with a Dortmund transsexual, then these are possibly irreconcilable priorities – although they could intersect in some of the less bustling regional museums.

    'Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History'

  • Maastricht is his new mainstay — he's come for the last five years, and now his collection includes illuminated manuscripts, 15th-century gold altarpieces and works by Dutch Old Master Hans Memling.

    The Old Masters Come Roaring Back

  • Maastricht is his new mainstay — he's come for the last five years, and now his collection includes illuminated manuscripts, 15th-century gold altarpieces and works by Dutch Old Master Hans Memling.

    The Old Masters Come Roaring Back

  • Maastricht is his new mainstay — he's come for the last five years, and now his collection includes illuminated manuscripts, 15th-century gold altarpieces and works by Dutch Old Master Hans Memling.

    The Old Masters Come Roaring Back

  • Maastricht is his new mainstay — he's come for the last five years, and now his collection includes illuminated manuscripts, 15th-century gold altarpieces and works by Dutch Old Master Hans Memling.

    The Old Masters Come Roaring Back

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