The Virtues of the Triptych & Diptych


Are you looking for a way to display art that will cover a large wall space, be easier to package and transport, and look amazing, all without slamming your art budget?  If so, EDA Surf has your art solution and it’s called a Diptych (2 part) or a Triptych (3 part) display methods.  The triptych and the diptych display methods date back to the dawn of Christendom. Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 7.06.35 PM Back then, the content being viewed was religious iconography vertically formatted to tall panels.  Shared amongst regional localities, these panels would be stacked and transported to churches where they would be displayed in sets of 2 and 3, covering a large expanse of wall space.  The major benefit with this display method is it’s logistical ease.  Single panels that would cover equivalent space would be extremely expensive (if not impossible) to ship and transport over long-distance.

In addition to this great utilitarian benefit, the triptych / diptych display methods also offer an additional visual boost to the original content.  When the original content is broken and fundamentally changed, the form and feeling can evolve into a new experience. While not all images lend themselves to separating into two or three parts, this method offers an opportunity to allow the larger scale of the art to enhance the viewing impact.  EDA Surf offers many breathtaking triptychs and diptychs upon request. If you are interested in taking your space to higher level of aesthetic consciousness, please contact us today.

-Sean D. Ruttkay


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