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  • noun Plural form of polyptych.

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  • Her last series of polyptychs was entitled "The Inner Life of Trees;" in the current show of oils and watercolors entitled "Order of Magnitude," she continues painting the natural world at a remove, finding micro and macro structures equivalent regardless of scale.

    ArtScene: The Northwest's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

  • Her last series of polyptychs was entitled "The Inner Life of Trees;" in the current show of oils and watercolors entitled "Order of Magnitude," she continues painting the natural world at a remove, finding micro and macro structures equivalent regardless of scale.

    ArtScene: The Northwest's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

  • Three medium-sized polyptychs, one of which is painted on both sides, offer the best insight into how Giotto brought forward the study of the human figure.

    'Altermodern' Is Nothing New

  • On the left stand S. Medardo and S. S.bastian, on the right S. Andrew and S. Rock, each figure separated, as in the old polyptychs, by the pilasters of the frame.

    Luca Signorelli

  • Memling, the pictures of Munich and Turin; the "Reliquary of St. Ursula"; the polyptychs of Lubeck and Dantzig, allowing him almost nothing except the portraits and pictures of the hospital of St. John, the Triptych of Chatsworth, and two or three others closely related.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • With lessons learned from looking enquiringly at these altarpieces, visitors should climb to the galleries upstairs and inspect other dismantled and remantled altarpieces there, imagining, for example, the Virgins of Masaccio and Leonardo as central images of polyptychs, as once they were.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • These, early in the 19th century, when Italian "Primitives" came into fashion north of the Alps, discovered that they could make more money and satisfy more clients if they dismembered polyptychs, scattering their 20 or 30 panels among as many buyers.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Art dealers were skilled in forging frames and, from fewer panels, reconstructing polyptychs; other frames, usually of the tabernacle type akin to a classical door frame, convinced buyers that important-seeming separated paintings had never been part of polyptychs.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The tables, tabernacles, sections of altarpieces and polyptychs reflect his skills as an artist, the most important codices decorated by Fra Angelico and his collaborators underline his talent as an illuminator and for the first time ever, a section dedicated to his monographic works prove his skills as a draughtsman too.

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