Diptychs – fun paintings or a summer candy treat?

by Barbara on April 25, 2012

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




Love Barb



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