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Latest comment: 1 day ago by Randy Kryn in topic List of Renaissance artists
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Are all statues considered monuments/memorials? edit

Inviting project members to weigh in here:

---Another Believer (Talk) 20:59, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First Impressionist Exhibition, an editable draft edit

Draft:First Impressionist Exhibition, created by GranCavallo at the suggestion of Albiart, an important article topic that's long overdue. Randy Kryn (talk) 11:39, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Check out what GranCavallo has built in three days. Randy Kryn (talk) 00:42, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And is now mainspaced at First Impressionist Exhibition. Randy Kryn (talk) 10:41, 29 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May be of interest to people. Happy New Year to all! Johnbod (talk) 16:54, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just wanted to double check on a WP:VA listing edit

At Wikipedia_talk:Vital_articles/Level/5#Listing_of_I_Love_New_York 5, we are discussing the proper listing of I Love New York   5, which is the famous first use of the Heart symbol   5 as a logograph for the word love, leading to ubiquitous use of I ... in marketing materials worldwide. It got listed as a specific work of visual arts. I want to make sure that no one has a problem with moving it from specific works of art. If anyone has an opinion, drop a note there preferably or here.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:12, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Artist's credit in infobox captions edit

There is a discussion in progress at Talk:Abigail Adams#Caption which could use more input, thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 14:06, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is still occurring if others would like to join in. Randy Kryn (talk) 00:47, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at United States Capitol rotunda edit

A request to uppercase 'Rotunda' is ongoing at Talk:United States Capitol rotunda#Requested move 22 January 2024, thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 14:22, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Artist collectives edit

What are the most important visual artist collectives articles? Where does Der Blaue Reiter rank in comparison to School of Paris, COBRA, Nazarene movement, Barbizon School, Die Brücke. Do we have an article for the groups that brought forth Impressionism or Cubism?-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:04, 24 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:Edward Clark (artist)#Requested move 30 January 2024 edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Edward Clark (artist)#Requested move 30 January 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 17:00, 30 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History of tattooing proposed split edit

Hi all, I'm considering splitting History of tattooing into a separate article on indigenous and traditional tattooing practices. Given the size of the article, it doesn't feel very readable and I think having a separate page would allow people to expand on the contemporary practices of these traditions. I'm alerting some of the WikiProjects attached to the article; please let me know if you have any concerns or objections to this idea :) ForsythiaJo (talk) 03:29, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Identity of a painting edit

Does anyone know the name or creator of this painting? First saw it earlier today, and I don't think we have an article on it. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 05:29, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:Queer art#Requested move 11 February 2024 edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Queer art#Requested move 11 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Killarnee (talk) 19:36, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Visual arts#Saints edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Visual arts#Saints, which is within the scope of this WikiProject. Ham II (talk) 11:45, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ikebana edit

Lead section too short. If anyone could summaries points. Also requires additional sources. ExclusiveEditor Notify Me! 16:28, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where to read about/contribute to conversations re: Visual Arts coverage edit

Hi y'all, quick question about this project. Would this talk page be the place to discuss issues/ideas around visual arts coverage on Wikipedia in general? I have a lot of thoughts and observations I want to add about structural issues facing arts coverage (declining sources of coverage, structural issues in arts scholarship knowledge dissemination, technicalities in the VisArts manual of style), but I don't want to just dump those thoughts in an unhelpful place. I've started doing some intensive content edits recently on artist bios for the first time, and I've just noticed some trends/structural issues that don't seem to have been identified clearly anywhere in the Visual Arts style guide or project discussions. Thanks! 19h00s (talk) 18:54, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, this is the correct place to discuss visual arts coverage on Wikipedia. GranCavallo (talk) 16:00, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed. Johnbod (talk) 16:35, 23 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of Renaissance artists edit

I noticed that there was a request for a List of Renaissance artists on the requested articles page, so I created a draft: Draft:List of Renaissance artists. I honestly can't believe that Wikipedia didn't already have such a list. I've already added a few of the most important Renaissance artist. I'm going to add a few more artists over the next day or two before I move the article to mainspace. If anyone would like to help, please do. GranCavallo (talk) 03:29, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow, that is very short! Personally, I think categories are the way to handle this, plus we have lists at Old Master, List of Catholic artists, and probably other places. See Category:Lists of artists. Generally, such lists get low views. Either they are hopelessly long, or people complain of subjective selection criteria. Johnbod (talk) 04:47, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd be in favor of seeing how the list grows, and likely in favor of mainspacing. It seems to be topic-worthy if done well. As for readers, lists get more views when they are added to the 'See also' sections of the named topics. Lists, navboxes, and categories are all ways to navigate, and are usually considered of equal value and usage. If a functional list covers the topic other editors eventually will expand it in various ways, and it will be interesting to check if this works as GranCavallo envisions. Randy Kryn (talk) 05:23, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I must say I wouldn't approve of adding a link to SA, presumably to each bio on the list. Or another navbox. What we need is better articles, not more lists and navboxes. I'd add that things on "articles requested" are best approached with great caution; most are unsuitable. Johnbod (talk) 16:06, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, the list may get unwieldly if it gets into the hundreds of entries. Well-done lists and navboxes are fine, and "bring" readers to the existing better articles and not-so-good articles which, upon being found, may be improved. Randy Kryn (talk) 16:33, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]