What is a diptych and can I eat it?
No you can not eat a diptych unless it is made out of candy – which I am not wholly excluding as a possibility!
But my definition of a diptych is: two panels or pieces of art work that were painted as a whole piece – to be displayed together. Some say it must be hinged but I was they are two pieces of a whole (Like a good marriage)
There is even a Flickr site devoted to diptychs!
There are the historical Diptychs:
Ivory consular diptych of Areobindus, Byzantium, 506 AD, Louvre.
And then there is the Modern:
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych (1962)
There are photographs:
And there are paintings:
The reason Why I an thinking in doubles is because I need to do to the optometrist and I want to paint a diptych for my front entrance – something bright and bright and bright and colourful!
Maybe even neon ish!
Pictures to follow!
Next: Painted Palaces Pt I