|14th Century Triptych by Bernardo Daddi (active c.1320-1348)|
|Hieronymus Bosch (1495-1515) |
|Triptych 1973 Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992)|
Below are some examples of my own work in both formats. As with many modern painters I prefer to use the format to represent one image across the canvases as opposed to a separte representation on each panel.
|'Wheels'' Shirley Shelton (Diptych-Acrylic & Pastle on Box Canvas 91x61cm 2007) |
So why do I like like painting in this format?
I think it's because it offers far greater possibilities in what I can create & express within a painting. Sure,they look cool when they're hanging in a room and yes, many people like them precisely because they are different and that's great.
But for me it's the satisfaction I get when I complete a large three piece canvas. When I stand back and appreciate how the different elements weave together. Like the strands of a story becoming a coherent whole. That really is job satisfaction!