Mini Triptych Swap

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A triptych (pronounced "trip-tick," from the Greek tri- "three" + ptychē "fold") is a work of art (usually a panel painting) which is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together. The central panel is the most important one, and this is flanked on either side by two lesser but related paintings. The whole is intended to be greater than the sum of the parts.

I've recently joined a mini triptych swap on one of my yahoo groups. Even though I knew what a triptych was I decided to look it up on Wikipedia just to see what I could find . I mostly needed to find the correct pronunciation. I grew up in Brentwood, New York with a family that was all born and raised in Brooklyn. Then as a teenager we moved to South Florida. Sometimes I have the hardest time pronouncing some of the simplest words. Out of no where the New York accent rears it's head and believe me it is not pretty.

Back to the swap........Since I had never made a triptych I decided I had better do a practice one before I started on the ones I planned to send in for the swap. There are some very talented artists in these yahoo groups. It's quite humbling when you realize you are trading art work with the people who are published in all the popular altered art magazines and have published books. See the pictures in this post. Comments are welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Arlene


Linda Jo said…
Your triptych turned out great!!! You should be very happy with it! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Glad you liked banner on my blog is the front of the birdhouses triptych...that one is my favorite that I did. I understand about researching...I spend most of my time doing that.
Linda Richter
Anonymous said…
i love them! they remind me of the doors at a roman cathedral.
Aileen said…
Great job on your triptych! I'm in this swap and I will be excited to end up being the owner of it hopefully :-)

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