[ US /ˈtɹɪptɪk/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪptɪt‍ʃ/ ]
  1. art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)
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How To Use triptych In A Sentence

  • While not as powerful as their influential triptych, these two films are still overripe offerings of cinematic salaciousness.
  • [51] A picture with one door of two panels is called a diptych, with two doors of three panels a triptych, with many doors and panels a polyptych. The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art
  • The central panel of this intact triptych altarpiece depicts the Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, together with other saints, flanked by donors.
  • Neither panels, as wings of a triptych, are of course signed, but they witness to a feature of El Greco's life - the production of multiple versions of the same scenes.
  • The Third Symphony from 1950 is a musical triptych on the Life of Christ.
  • This triptych effect works perfectly because it allows for steady climax, then applause. Times, Sunday Times
  • A codex of two leaves was called a diptych; of three, a triptych, etc. Illuminated Manuscripts
  • One of the first images one comes across when entering the gallery space is a triptych of a class portrait, interrupted by the central panel depicting a plant form.
  • The wee man was a big artist, producing some huge works including a triptych around two metres high.
  • Van Eyck's extant single-panel portraits are all decorated on the reverse, whereas the central panels of his surviving triptychs are not.
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