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Definition of Altarpiece

Altarpiece
Altarpiece Al"tar*piece`, n. The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.

Meaning of Altarpiece from wikipedia

- An altarpiece is an artwork such as a painting, sculpture or relief representing a religious subject made for placing behind the altar of a Christian church...
- The Isenheim Altarpiece is an altarpiece sculpted and painted by, respectively, the Germans Nikolaus of Haguenau and Matthias Grünewald in 1512–1516....
- The Ghent Altarpiece (or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, Dutch: Het Lam Gods) is a large and complex 15th-century polyptych altarpiece in St Bavo's Cathedral...
- The Portinari Altarpiece or Portinari Triptych (c. 1475) is an oil on wood triptych painting by the Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes, commissioned by...
- The Mérode Altarpiece (or Annunciation Triptych) is an oil on oak panel triptych, now in The Cloisters, in New York City. It is unsigned and undated, but...
- The Master of the Ortenberg Altarpiece was an anonymous German painter, active in Mainz during the first third of the fifteenth century. His work shows...
- The Třeboň Altarpiece, also known as Wittingau altarpiece, is one of the most important works of European Gothic panel painting. Of the original large...
- The Beaune Altarpiece (or The Last Judgement) is a large polyptych c. 1445–1450 altarpiece by the Early Netherlandish artist Rogier van der Weyden, painted...
- painted structures for altarpieces on a scale unparalleled in North European art. Pacher's masterpiece, the St. Wolfgang Altarpiece (1471–1481), is considered...
- A winged altarpiece (also folding altar) or winged retable is a special form of altarpiece (reredos, occasionally retable), common in Central Europe,...
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