Know Your Next Word : diptych

2. diptych :

noun :

1. A work of art on two hinged panels, such as a painting or carving

2. a pair of pictures or carvings on two panels, usually hinged together

3. the intercession in the course of which these names were introduced

usage :

  • It's an installation in which participants interact with a diptych of two real-time images of themselves.(Tom Shields : Electronic Madness : Sunday Herald (Glasgow - Scotland) : Jun 28 - 2008.)

    note :

    There is triptych the word for a set of three hinged panels. The words triptych and diptych are sometimes extended to refer to movies, books, etc., for what usually would be called a trilogy or dilogy/duology.

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