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Category:Infobox artwork without image?[edit]

See discussion relevant to this project at Template talk:Infobox artwork#Category:Infobox artwork without image?. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 10:00, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Requested move at Adelaïde Alsop Robineau[edit]

Please see the discussion regarding a proposed title change to the article Adelaïde Alsop Robineau, a ceramic artist. Cheers, --Animalparty! (talk) 04:23, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

(Manet) or (Manet painting)[edit]

Hello! I have been working on some Manet painting articles and have noticed that there is not really a uniform naming format for the existing Manet pages. There are several ways they are formatted. Examples:

I moved a couple of pages from (Manet painting) to just (Manet) but then I stopped - I want to make sure that I am doing the right thing. So, my question is, in the view of this project, what is the preferred format? Is it (Manet) or (Manet painting)? Further, is (painting) sufficient, or should those be moved to (Manet) or (Manet painting)? Thank you! If you reply to this well into the future, please ping me! Thanks in advance ‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 19:25, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
I prefer the formulation seen in The Absinthe Drinker (Manet painting). We think should be writing for those least familiar with the topic. I think the formulation "The Absinthe Drinker (Manet painting)" is most self-explanatory of the 4 alternatives presented. Bus stop (talk) 19:48, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
Well yes, if we are writing for the least familiar, I'd agree, it would be a good name. If we are writing for everyone most people would get that the single name descriptor (Manet) probably means a work of art rather than that the absinthe drinker is a fellow named Manet. Adding the word "painting", however, is getting close to having the titles of paintings going a little bit further down the same route that some editors want to take statues, concerned that eventually Painting of an Absinthe drinker (Manet) to be the norm. Randy Kryn (talk) 21:06, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
I think our articles should be user-friendly. In many ways I think we should emulate Simple English Wikipedia. Would anybody be harmed by the title "The Absinthe Drinker (Manet painting)"? Bus stop (talk) 23:56, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @Randy Kryn, Bus stop, and Johnbod: thank you all for responding! I wanted to leave time to let as many people respond as possible but then forgot to check back for almost a month. Ultimately, I think it makes the most sense for me to follow MOS:VATITLE, which is also what 2/3rds of the responses here recommended (I believe). I understand the argument that the title should be most descriptive, but based upon the sub-projects MOS as it now reads, I believe Work of Art (Surname) is the 'consensus.' Thanks again. ‡ Єl Cid of ᐺalencia ᐐT₳LKᐬ 17:25, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Call for portal maintainers[edit]

Are there any editors from this WikiProject willing to maintain Portal:Visual arts? The Portals guideline requires that portals be maintained, and as a result numerous portals have been recently been deleted via MfD largely because of lack of maintenance. Let me know either way, and thanks, UnitedStatesian (talk) 06:43, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

New English Art Club[edit]

Hi, any objection if the list of "Current NEAC members" and the "Historic NEAC members" come into a colon, alphabetically? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 15:41, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Requested move at Indianapolis Museum of Art[edit]

Please see the discussion regarding a proposed title change to the article Indianapolis Museum of Art to "Newfields". Cerebral726 (talk) 17:01, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Public art in Boston[edit]

Hello, fellow visual arts lovers. Ahead of the upcoming WikiConference North America, which will be held in Boston in November, I'm creating a project page listing public artworks in the city at Wikipedia:WikiProject Sculpture/Boston.

Surprisingly, there were only 6 Wikipedia articles about public art in Boston, before this month. So far I've created Boston Massacre Monument, Equestrian statue of Joseph Hooker, Statue of Charles Sumner (Boston), Statue of Charles Sumner (Cambridge, Massachusetts), and Statue of Wendell Phillips, as well as List of public art in Boston and Template:Public art in Boston. I'll be continuing work on Boston's public art in the next couple months and invite any project members to help out! Could be a fun little collaboration. :)

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:53, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Diwan Manna[edit]

There was a lot of out of scope content on the article, Diwan Manna. I have removed it lately. As I don't work in this subject area I am not sure of what exhibitions to be kept and what to be removed. I request some experienced user from this area to have a look and make changes as necessary. KCVelaga (talk) 17:11, 9 October 2019 (UTC)


Perhaps people who watch this page will have interest or views about the deletion of material from an artist's page here. --2604:2000:E010:1100:7C05:FDF3:C711:D726 (talk) 19:18, 13 October 2019 (UTC)