It’s All Getting A Bit Tychy

Diptych & Triptych

As a collective these techniques are generally known as Polytych’s which is a term given to a panel painting which has been divided into sections. They are then referred to by their collective number of panels.

Diptych – Two part work of art

Triptych – Three part work of art

Quadriptych – Four part work of art

Pentaptych – Five part work of art

Hexaptych – Six part work of art

Heptaptych – Seven part work of art

Octaptych – Eight part work of art

They are used with either a single image split or a series of images that tell a story. They can be images that are similar in some aspect or polar opposites, contrasting or showing opposition or contrasting ideas.


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