Carved Altarpiece

I wanted to include a wood carving in this particular set of exercises and I saw this piece on display at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. It is an Altarpiece and the carving of the wood is quite intricate. It is sometimes difficult to see the full details of a piece when it is displayed in a glass cabinet, as was the case here. You often can’t quite look from the angle you would most like to see it from and this can affect your analysis of the piece. For example on this carving I wasn’t too sure as to how expressive it was, but that could have been due to the restrictions under which it was displayed.