Triptych artis made up of three different panels/paintings/photographs that are intended to be displayed together. The three panels become one unified piece of work to the viewer. 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.
STEP 2: View the following examples of triptychs.
STEP 3: ASSIGNMENT
Your objective is to create 3 different photography triptychs. Hopefully, after viewing the above gallery of triptychs, you see a triptych you like. If you do not like any of these examples, search the internet and find an example you do like. PART 1: Create a new page, labeled "Photography Triptychs" on your Weebly website. PART 2: Find one example of a triptych that you find interesting and place it on your website. PART 3: Describe why you like the triptych. Describe what you think the story is behind the triptych. PART 4: Get an idea for your own triptych. Who is in the photo, where will the photo be taken and what is the story. Take 3 different photographs of the head, body and feet/legs. Taking more than one photo will give you multiple chooses when creating the triptych. PART 5: Upload the 9 photographs into a gallery on your website. PART 6: Open Photoshop and create a new document that is 8 1/2" x 11" at 300 dpi. Choose your 3 favorite photos, from the 9 you took, and drag these into your document. Assemble and arrange the three photos to create your triptych. Take inspiration from the many examples of triptychs on this website. Enhance the images, if needed. Change to black and white or alter the colors. Crop the images if needed. Place the photos close together or leave space between. These decisions are yours to make. Upload finished triptych into the gallery on your page. PART 7: Take photos in school to make another triptych and take photos after school or at home to create the third triptych. You will have a total of three triptychs. Publish these two triptychs to weebly when completed.