Altarpiece 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 Though most commonly used for a single work of art such as a painting or sculpture, or a set of them, the word can also be used of the whole ensemble behind an altar, otherwise known as a reredos, including what is often an elaborate Beaune Altarpiece The Beaune Altarpiece c , often called The Last Judgement, is a large polyptych altarpiece by the Early Netherlandish artist Rogier van der Weyden.It was painted in oil on oak panels, with parts later transferred to canvas.It consists of fifteen paintings on nine panels six are painted on both sides It retains some of its original frames. Ghent Altarpiece work by Hubert and Jan van Eyck Other articles where Ghent Altarpiece is discussed Jan van Eyck Mystic Lamb also called the Ghent Altarpiece, Hubert van Eyck is thought by some to have been Jan s brother. Altarpiece Art Types of Altarpieces, Triptych, Polyptych The altarpiece was one of the highpoints of Christian art during the Late Gothic, Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, and Counter Reformation periods This type of religious art typically consists of one or paintings, or sculptures stone or wood carvings carved in the round or in Maesta Altarpiece, Duccio di Buoninsegna Interpretation More Analysis of Maesta Altarpiece Composition Overall, the composition of the altarpiece follows the conservative Sienese traditions of the Proto Renaissance.The front of the Maesta, the side facing the congregation, was designed for devout contemplation and depicts the Virgin and Child in majesty, surrounded by a host of angels and saints. Titian and the Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice Patricia This study examines the development of the altarpiece in sixteenth century Venice Focusing closely on Titian s St Peter Martyr Altarpiece, which was the most famous work by this painter, destroyed in , Patricia Meilman considers how this painting irrevocably changed the course of altar decoration. Closer to Van Eyck This segment of the website presents the results of the completed first phase of the Ghent Altarpiece restoration its exterior panels, which are in view when the polyptych is closed. The Ghent Altarpiece by the Brothers Van Eyck History and The monumental Ghent altarpiece by the brothers Van Eyck is undoubtedly considered one of the main works of European art history Since its completion in , the Ghent altarpiece has attracted attention and interest over centuries. The Enduring Mystery of the Ghent Altarpiece, the World s Bishop Coppieters alerted the police to the extortion scheme According to Charney, crown prosecutor Franz de Heem stepped in to lead the ransom negotiations and refused to give the criminals a dime. Diptych Art Term Tate These can be attached together or presented adjoining each other In medieval times, panels were often hinged so that they could be closed and the artworks protected.