altarpiece


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al·tar·piece

 (ôl′tər-pēs′)
n.
A piece of artwork, such as a painting or carving, that is placed above and behind an altar.

altarpiece

(ˈɔːltəˌpiːs)
n
(Art Terms) a work of art set above and behind an altar; a reredos

al•tar•piece

(ˈɔl tərˌpis)

n.
a painted or carved screen behind or above the altar in Christian churches; reredos.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altarpiece - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion tablealtarpiece - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
Translations

altarpiece

[ˈɒltəpiːs] Nretablo m

altarpiece

[ˈɔːltərpiːs] nretable maltar rail nbalustre f du chœuraltar stone npierre f d'autelaltar table ntable f d'autel
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Unprecedented loans for this exhibition include the three extraordinary reliquaries (Museo di San Marco, Florence) a magnificent altarpiece of Paradise (Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence) and the jewel-like Corsini Triptych (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini, Rome).
The gallery has welcomed back Virgin and Child in Glory, a 344-year-old altarpiece by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, following the major conservation project.
1574), he synthesises the heroic with the naturalistic, to create an altarpiece in keeping with Counter-Reformation demands.
the altarpiece is a stained glass painting called circulum vitae - the life circle.
Commissioned to celebrate the re-installation of the Morris textile altarpiece, which can be seen in the Lady Chapel, the contemporary works reflect the themes and colours in the embroidery, as well as taking inspiration from the cathedral's stained glass windows, which were also created by the famous 19th century arts and crafts designer.
Visions of Paradise: Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece
The exhibition, Visions of Paradise: Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece, runs until Valentine's Day.
The first explains how Lippi's altarpiece, completed sometime around 1457 and currently displayed in Berlin's Staatliche Museen, represents a fundamental shift in the artistic style of the time.
ACROWD-FUNDING campaign has seen The Bowes Museum raise PS21,000 in the nick to time to conserve a 15th Century altarpiece.
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.
His journey starts at the altarpiece of Ghent Cathedral, created by the Van Eyck brothers.
Interestingly, however, the first altarpiece to be installed was not recorded until 1675, six years after de' Pazzi's canonization, and it was a Renaissance painting originally created and used for another altar with a different dedication more than 150 years earlier (Mondini 68).