Side-panels of a Triptych - Styles and Influences
Side-panels of a Triptych
Paris; 1st quarter 14th c.
All the scenes are shown under simple arches against a plain background, without ornate decoration or architectural framework, and in proportion are higher than they are wide, which with some exceptions is typical of early works. Although we cannot compare this triptych with that of Saint-Sulpice du Tarn (Paris, 1st quarter 14th c.) in Cluny Museum it shows a similar inspiration for the composition of some scenes (especially that of the Three Kings), clothes with long straight folds, the long faces, the hair and beards of the men. The diptych is one of the kind known as "diptychs with a frieze of arches".