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Former good article nominee Art was a Art and architecture good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Richard Wollheim's distinctions[edit]

Richard Wollheim's distinctions of views on art as either 'realistic', 'objectivistic' or 'relativistic' may be said to be pertaining to, even symptomatic of the predominantly anglo-american school of Analytic philosophy, as opposed to Continental philosophy; the proposed other major stream in the currents of occidental philosophy. If this is acknowledged it is problematic that the wikipedia article on art, in its current reading, frames art in this fashion. That is predominantly because of the current position in the article of Richard Wollheims distinctions . I will argue that it is at odds with the neutrality policy. In the extension of this argument, one should seek to adapt the habit of adressing the cultural position of information. This can be done in a simple and elegant way without problem; for instant. in the context of analytical philosophy, Richard Wollheim suggests three different views on arts practices...— Preceding unsigned comment added by Xact (talkcontribs) 12:16, 23 September 2009

Semi-protected edit request on 9 December 2013[edit]

87.227.114.32 (talk) 15:03, 9 December 2013 (UTC) Art form is

Not done: please make your request in a "change X to Y" format.

Mustafa Rakim[edit]

I think it would be a good idea to add the name of the calligrapher who created the stylized signature of Sultan Mahmud II (Mustafa Rakim) on the picture footer. Like this:

"The stylized signature of Sultan Mahmud II of the Ottoman Empire was written in Arabic calligraphy by the calligrapher Mustafa Rakim. It reads Mahmud Khan son of Abdulhamid is forever victorious."

.62.37.81.138 (talk) 17:38, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Identification of Chokwe statue[edit]

The identification of the Chokwe sculpture should read "Central African Chokwe sculpture" to be as specific as possible. An artwork should not be attributed to an entire (incredibly artistically diverse) continent whenever possible.

An even better edit that would help (1) with uniformity and (2) with understanding non-Western pieces as works of art would change other parts of the photograph section so that it reads: "Clockwise from upper left: a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh; a female ancestor figure by a Central African Chokwe artist; detail from the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli; and a Shisa lion by a Japanese artist."