Talk:Théodore Géricault

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English sporting art[edit]

What is "English sporting art?" --sparkit (talk) 22:56, May 7, 2005 (UTC)

  • Sporting art is art that features traditional outdoor sporting activities such as fishing, horse racing, and fox hunting. It was particularly popular in England in the nineteenth century. Indrian 23:09, May 7, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, Indrian! I was mystified by the phrase and google didn't respond at the time I asked the question. It looks like a whole area of art that is not covered here at wikipedia. --sparkit (talk) 23:26, May 7, 2005 (UTC)

"Aunt"[edit]

The aunt in the English version is said to be a slightly different relative in the French article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.139.51.30 (talk) 10:27, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Superior images[edit]

I have changed a couple images back after I was reverted.

(Hohum @) 18:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

You're supposed to start the Talk discussion first. I've already reverted back. You have a better case with the first image, of the man. The second pair shows a too-dark image on the right, as well as rather reddish skin, as opposed to a too-busy, and maybe too light image on the left. Of course, at thumbnail size, as most viewers will see them, both of your preferred images appear too dark and indistinct. Dhtwiki (talk) 09:21, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
On my carefully calibrated screen I can see detail in the dark areas just fine. I beleive the original images have dark backgrounds, so the images I was using would be superior. Your preferred images show people with yellow skin, which is ridiculous, and a lack of detail once the thumbnail is clicked on - which is the point of using the best version available, not just one that you like as a thumbnail. (Hohum @) 17:55, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Hohum on the man, and with Dhtwiki on the woman. In my recollection the latter painting looks very much like the framed image on the Louvre website. She's not yellow but not terra cotta red fading into blackness either. The lighter image is not great but more closely approximates the overall effect. It is likely that the majority of readers will see only the thumbnail, and if the thumbnail obscures most of the image even fewer will be tempted to click on it. Ewulp (talk) 03:12, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Let's have the newer image for the man, then. It is closer to the Ghent museum's online image, as well. The current portrait of the woman is closer to the Louvre's online portrait, yellow skin and splotchy background and all; and that portrait is the only one of the two where the newer version realizes much gain in resolution. Another editor has thoughtfully increased the image size for the pictures, which should help. Dhtwiki (talk) 10:14, 5 February 2015 (UTC)