Wikipedia:WikiProject Sculpture

WikiProject Sculpture, a sub-project of WikiProject Visual arts, is a place for Wikipedians to discuss issues and organize information about sculpture. Like any page on Wikipedia, all are welcome to edit and contribute to this WikiProject.

Rather than try to force information to appear in a uniform way, this WikiProject presents guidelines to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. These recommendations for creating Sculpture content are based on various Wikipedia style guides and common practices for writing good articles. Use your own judgment in applying these guidelines, along with other Wikipedia guidelines, to compose articles and be bold. If you would like to help, see the How to help section below and ask questions on the talk page.

Feel free to add your name to the participants list and/or add the project userbox {{User WikiProject Sculpture}} to your user page.

Scope edit

The project seeks to improve the quality of articles related to sculpture. Category:Sculpture is the main category for articles within the scope of this project.

Goals edit

  1. To provide a place to discuss common issues on Sculpture related pages.
  2. To thoroughly explore Sculpture globally and historically.
  3. To ensure all pages meet the standards of Wikipedia:Cite sources. See also WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.

Quality content edit

  Featured articles edit

Total pages in content type is 23

  Featured lists edit

Total pages in content type is 5

  Good article nominees edit

Total pages in content type is 5

  Good articles edit

Total pages in content type is 125

  Featured pictures edit

Total pages in content type is 22

How to help edit

How you can help depends on your time, resources, and interest. Here are a variety of ideas for contributions ranging from simple to complex. Take a look at the Open Tasks section of this page for more article-specific tasks.

If you'd like to help with any of the below and want assistance, post a query on the talk page. Project members will be glad to help.

Improve the bird's eye view edit

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of sculpture. It in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise sculpture-related material. It is a hub from which to organize related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Popular pages edit

Popular pages: A bot-generated list of pageviews, useful for focused cleanup of frequently viewed articles.

Quality operations edit

Quality operations: A bot-generated detail log for Sculpture articles.

Develop articles edit

Articles to be created edit

Wikipedia:Requested articles/Culture and fine arts#Sculpture

Articles to be improved edit

Articles for deletion edit

It is important to have an input into Articles for deletion. There will be a special page for sculpture articles, which needs to be maintained, updated and monitored. It will be found here: WikiProject Deletion sorting/Sculpture. Articles need to be added manually: please add any AfD you want to draw attention to, and also put it on your watchlist.

Images edit

Valued images of sculptures at Wikimedia Commons:

Quality images of sculptures at Wikimedia Commons:

Wikipedia maintenance edit

Similar WikiProjects edit

Participants edit

It's not necessary to list your name here to edit this page or edit related articles, though we'ld love it if you'ld join us. Feel free to display the project userbox on your userpage: {{User WikiProject Sculpture}}, or to add yourself to Category:WikiProject Sculpture participants.

If you do list yourself, please put down your user name and interests - that's it! (And perhaps if you study/have studied art history, or if you have access to one or more sculpture museums for taking Public Domain images).

  1. User:Neddyseagoon - talk - Classical sculpture and Renaissance sculpture - any London/UK museums
  2. User:Cuprum17 - talk - Modern metal sculpture
  3. User:Pamela Gardiner Bronze casting sculpture and glass sculpture, editor of 'real biography' of Rowan Gillespie, and wiki editor.
  4. User:carptrash US 19th to mid 20th century and architectural sculpture
  5. User:BarkingFish - 20th C. Modern sculpture
  6. ---Another Believer (Talk)
  7. Ham II – diverse interests but primarily focussed on public sculpture in London
  8. Randy Kryn - know it when I see it. For past couple of years have "known it" about Camille Claudel, who, in a perfect world, would have entire wikiprojects devoted to various parts of her life. Randy Kryn (talk) 17:16, 21 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. SelfieCity on July 31, 2019. General discussions about Wikipedia on the topic.
  10. user:19h00s postmodern & contemporary sculpture, art history background, have access to all DC-area museums --19h00s (talk) 23:03, 24 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. User:TLarish - talk - Renaissance sculpture
  12. User:StarTrekker (talk) - I love classical sculptures★Trekker (talk) 21:15, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Infoboxes edit

Please add them as you find them, using caution, especially with the larger ones, which may disrupt carefully designed pages.

General edit

Not specific to sculpture

Art topics edit

Sculptors edit

Sculptures edit

Image pages edit

Templates edit

Tagging edit

What to type What it makes What it's for


 Sculpture NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Sculpture, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Sculpture on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

The project notice designed to be placed in the talk page of any article that fits within the scope of this project.

Userboxes edit

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{{User WikiProject Sculpture}}

 This user is a member of the
WikiProject Sculpture.

This can be placed on your user page to show that you are a part of this Wikiproject.


 This user is an art lover.

Just for fun.

{{User Art}}

ARTThis user's favourite subject is Art.

Just for fun.

Stubs edit

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To mark art articles in need of expansion. Adds article to Category: Sculpture stubs.


To mark artist articles in need of expansion. Adds article to Category: Sculptor stubs.


To mark art or artist organization articles in need of expansion. Adds article to Category:Art_organization_stubs.

Barnstar edit

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{{The Sculpture Barnstar|put your message here ~~~~}}

  The Sculpture Barnstar

To award a user for improving Sculpture-related articles.