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Triptych Art

what is a triptych?

The triptych shape may be seen in Christian Iconography and became a common conventional style for altar artworks in the Middle Ages.

the purpose of a triptych

A triptych artwork is a three-piece or three-panel piece of art. Since its inception, the triptych has continued to provide a new layer to visual art. 

famous triptych examples


Stefaneschi Triptych (c. 1330) Giotto


Mérode Altarpiece (1428) Robert Campin


Portinari Altarpiece (1477) Hugo van der Goes


Buhl Altarpiece (c. 1500) Followers of Martin Schongauer


The Elevation of the Cross (1610 - 1611) Peter Paul Rubens