Right now, Zazzle is running a triptych design contest. We have an amazing prize ready for the winner, sponsored by Acrylic Idea Factory, the company that produces our triptychs. Will it be you? Before we talk about the contest, let’s learn a little bit about triptychs.
What is a Triptych?
Derived from the Greek word triptukhon, which translates to “three-fold,” a triptych is a tri-sectioned piece of art. The pieces can be separate, or hinged together in order to fold shut for easy transportation. All three panels can be of the same size, but many triptychs have a large middle panel, with two small panels flanking it on either side.
When was the Triptych Invented?
While no exact time period is given for the invention of this art form, many experts note that early pieces date back to Eastern Orthodox churches. Triptychs became really popular during the Byzantine Era, and were used to display important religious scenes. Not all triptychs are painted: some are carved into the wood used to create the tri-fold art.
Over the years, triptych art has evolved, and is now used in jewelry and plaques.
What Triptych Designs are Popular on Zazzle?
Now that you know a little bit about triptychs, you’re ready to start designing. If you’re looking for inspiration to design one, we have a couple of designs to share with you to get you started! Nature is a big hit for triptych designs.
Cityscapes and skylines are popular as well.
Check out these fun, abstract designs.
Now you’re ready to start designing and enter our triptych design contest! You still have until June 19th to submit your designs on Zazzle, and fill out our Google Submission Form. Be sure to read the official rules page before you submit your form.
Happy designing and good luck!