Example sentences for: altarpiece

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  • Massive without, and richly decorated within, the cathedral contains over 30 chapels, including the central Capilla Mayor with its Flemish altarpiece, and the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel), last resting place of Ferdinand III, the “King-Saint” who delivered Sevilla from the hands of the infidel.

  • The altarpiece was removed from the Sé in 1717.

  • I'm thinking of Ernst's mock Renaissance altarpiece of the Virgin spanking the Holy Infant with the artist, Breton, and I think Éluard as witnesses.

  • Inside the cathedral, a beautiful baroque silver altarpiece is worth a look, as is the rose window.

  • An artist who takes a bite out of his own painting, and who derives his subject matter from a dream, is, in some sense, a private artist; and the later work, as Varnedoe has organized it, suggests an increasing absorption in a personal vocabulary composed of body parts; crosshatching patterns (an overworked motif of the 1970s); vases; clocks; skulls; specific borrowings from Duchamp, Picassso, Holbein, and a 16 th -century Grünewald altarpiece; little stick figures with bubble heads; and, in the most recent work, the image of a spiral galaxy.


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