Answer the following questions based on the "Regarding Diptychs" article written by Eric Dean Wilson...
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Who created the first diptychs?
What is a diptych?
Two identical pictures mirroring each other to create one image.
A dichromatic image divided into two panels of equal size, joined together by some device, usually a hinge
Three connected panels that provide a narrative for the viewer.
What "drives" a diptych?
The rule of thirds
Symmetry and alignment of the panels.
What was the function of original diptych?
A ceremonial notebook used to track and record scientist's collected data.
A ceremonial notebook used to track and record and track consular appointments by year.
A ceremonial notebook used to track and record consetllations.
How were diptych's used in Eastern Europe vs. Western Europe?
In Eastern Europe, diptych's were used to record prayers for the living, in Western Europe, they were used to record prayers for the dead.
In Western Europe, diptych's were used to record prayers for the living, in Eastern Europe, they were used to record prayers for the dead.
What is the major difference between the visual and the narrative diptych?
The shadow of reconciliation.
The narrative diptych presents an inevitable order.
The visual narrative presents an inevitable order.
Which describes a similarity shared by diptychs and the triptychs?
The narrative in both artforms is complete.
They both have a similar, parallel history.
They both have a beginning, middle and end.
A traditional ___________________ has a central panel that is twice as wide as the side panels, which close like shutters.
What is not a characteristic of a triptych?
In the traditional triptych, what matters most is the “light”—the glinting gold and silver scene—from the central window.
The suhutters are entirely dependent upon the middle window.
The central panel holds the most weight.
The triptych can be viewed as a secret portrait that the viewer, collapses two panels—a beginning, middle, and end—into one idea.
What was the name of the diptych created by created by Sarah Charlesworth?
Oedipus and the Sphinx
The Fig leaf
Which answer INCORRECTLY completes this statement by Dean Wilson? "The narratives of the New Testament are filled with paradox—Christ is both fully human and fully divine, both dead and alive—and the historic diptychs..."
offered two visual representations of the divine, set parallel and given equal weight, which merge into one.
provided a moment for meditation, allowing the viewer to reflect and chart similarities and differences.
a vehicle that intensified those tensions between the spiritual and physical nature of the divine.
became holy objects themselves, capable of healing and calming the mind.
Many contemporary visual artists have harnessed this power of the diptych. What was the name of the artist who created the "Marilyn Diptych" in 1962?
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