Meaning of Triptych

What is Triptych:

The triptych is an informative brochure whose sheet is divided into three parts, of which its sides are folded over the center. By extension, triptych also includes cinematographic works that are divided into three sections.

The expression triptych has Greek origin τρίπτυχο, is formed with voices, τρι- (tri-), which means tri-, and πτύξ, πτυχος (ptýx, ptychos), which would translate fold, that is: it means "folded three times."

The word was born during the Middle Ages as a result of the existence of an ancient Roman writing tablet that had three panels.

The triptych can be made in different materials, usually in sheets through the programs offered by Microsoft Office, such as: Word, Publisher, Power Point, among others.

In the same programs, the filmmaker can create triptychs for different purposes and with multiple designs, since the most important thing is that they are original and eye-catching to awaken the public's curiosity to read the information presented in it.

In reference to the above, there are digital triptychs, as their name says, they are digital documents and their visualization is done interactively, manipulating the sheets with the pointer of the mouse or mouse.

Finally, a polyptych contains more than three leaves.

For more information, see Brochure.

Triptych in advertising

The triptychs are informative brochures that, in a summarized way, with clear and precise information, serve to communicate events, school investigations, civic dates and everything that the individual wishes to publish.

Triptych in art

The triptych can be a work of art divided into three sections joined by a hinge. The triptych was very common in Flemish painting in the 15th and 16th centuries, especially with motifs from sacred art such as, for example, the work Descent from the cross by the Flemish painter Roger van der Weyden.

With regard to these works, a great deterioration or the disappearance of some of its panels is observed.

Parts of a triptych

The triptych consists of a cover, inside and back cover. The content of each of the identified parts depends on its purpose, on the imagination and creativity of the individual who designs it and it is recommended that the information displayed on the inside be short, clear and precise and if possible accompanied by images.

For example: in the case of announcing an event, the title page would contain the description of the event and the institution that carries it out; the inside part would mention the guests who will participate and the activities that will take place; and on the back cover the data would be presented to request information or registration of the event.

The triptych can contain a portrait or landscape orientation and its size is usually a letter size sheet although it depends on the design.

Triptych and Diptych

The two-part information brochure is known as a diptych. The term diptych is of Greek origin, it is formed with the voices δύο what does two mean πτυχή which would translate plaque.

For its part, for art, it is defined as a picture or plate made up of two panels that can be folded like the covers of a book. The panels can be made of ivory, wood or metal, decorated with different techniques. In relation to the above, the Romans used the diptychs as note books or as luxury items.

The parts of a diptych are the same as those of a triptych: front, inside and back cover, and the content depends on the director and its purpose.

Diptychs or triptychs are very useful to present companies, services, products, events, as well as any other information of great importance for the client or viewers.

The distribution of the diptychs and triptychs is made through emails, home deliveries, mailboxes, sales counters, personal deliveries to the public, among others.

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