the wing altar is a Netherlands and particularly also German special form of the altar essay (Retabel), with which the being certain altar shrine can be closed by two (Triptychon) or four (Pentaptychon) mobile wings. Since the wing altar can in such a way offer changing opinions depending upon painting at different holidays, it is called also change altar. At the central shrine the altar sheet is installed, the main painting, which is often also carved (“carving altar”). Above the Retabel is the Gesprenge with Fialen and Kreuzblumen. Below, in which on the refectory resting upon Predella knows Reliquien in one sepulcrum is kept.
The art of of the gothical wing altar reached its completion in the high altar of sank Wolfgang in the salt chamber property (upper Austria, 1471-81) of Michael Pacher, a synthesis of the arts from architecture, plastics and painting, which testifies a new conception of area and Monumentalität, which become visible in denrundplastischen shrine figures, which appear organically merged into the architectural environment. While its plastics still partly falls back to tradierte alpine forms, the painting is more clearly coined/shaped of upper-Italian influences. In the board pictures plastic figures and their relationship to light-filled architecture designed in a perspective with deep point of eye determine its style. It affected lastingly the picture art that-Austrian and South German late gothic in the transition to the Renaissance.
- Pacher altar of sank Wolfgang in the salt chamber property
- Genter altar of the brothers van Eyck
- Isenheimer altar of Mathis Green forest
- Herrenberger altar, state State of Stuttgart
- Grabower altar of master Bertram, Hamburg arts center
- Antwerpener altar
- the largest collection of medieval Retabeln in Germany is in the pc. - Annen monastery Luebeck, among other things the passion altar of Hans Memling and the preservation driver altar of Bernt Notke
- as latemedieval booty art the altar of the recent court of Hans Memling, prize property Peter von Danzig, today in Danzig