Triptych artis made up of three panels that are intended to be displayed together. A triptych is from a Greek adjective meaning “three-fold”.
The first triptychs were from early Christian art, which were a popular format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards. Today triptych art is still defined as a work of art divided into three sections. These images have an aesthetic appeal to them. They challenge the viewer to think about the design and challenge themselves to the meaning and movement of the piece. As the viewer looks from one panel to the next, they have to come to terms as to how the art speaks to them and how they can digest three different artworks in one composition.