When I was reading the assigned readings I saw the painting of the Elevation of The Cross by Peter Paul and thought it looked remarkably like the modern triptychs we see today in common households. However many of today’s triptychs, unlike the old paintings aren’t as usually dark. The paintings from the 1600’s are very gothic in look. They are dark with an emphasis on the subject with either brighter colors or a ray of light or something similar. The modern paintings are more likely to be playful and bright such as the one displayed above. However in both they are one continuous painting separated into three parts.