You know that cool 4-panel painting you saw at your friend’s new apartment? You could have one too if only you knew what that style was called!!
It’s called a polyptych. A Polyptych generally refers to a painting that is divided into sections and depending on the number of sections, the type of polyptych it varies.
For example, a polyptych with 2 panels is called a diptych, a polyptych with 3 panels is called a triptych, and a polyptych with 4 panels (like the one we are pretending you saw in your friend’s apartment) is called a quadriptych or tetraptych.
Here’s an example of a piece of art before we turned it into a polyptych, specifically a tetraptych or quadriptych:
Those photos depict a project we recently completed for a client of ours named Jonathan Spector. Check out his photography at My Vision Photography.
Typically displaying a “central” or “main” panel that is larger than the panels to the sides, polyptychs were first created by early Renaissance painters. Now it’s common to find the style used by photographers and artists who want to make a bold, stylized statement, and we think it looks really cool!!
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