User:Mandarax

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MANdARAX XAЯAbИAM
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About me
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Science
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The name Mandarax comes from the Kurt Vonnegut novel Galápagos.

Articles created[edit]

Maurice Denis
Synchromism
LeRoy Neiman
Symbol question.svg Henri-Edmond Cross
Symbol question.svg Colin Campbell Cooper
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Symbol question.svg John McLaughlin (artist)‎
Symbol question.svg Orovida Camille Pissarro
Symbol question.svg Frederick Hammersley
Symbol question.svg Chantal Joffe
Symbol question.svg Rinaldo Cuneo
Symbol question.svg Georg Muche
Symbol question.svg Claire Falkenstein
Symbol question.svg Charles Angrand
Symbol question.svg Barbara Longhi
Symbol question.svg Frederick Carl Frieseke
Symbol question.svg John Vanderpoel (with JNW)
Symbol question.svg Ellen Gallagher
Symbol question.svg Janet Fish
Symbol question.svg Paul Kelpe
Symbol question.svg Walter Baxter
Symbol question.svg Caroline Shawk Brooks
Symbol question.svg Maria van Oosterwijck
Symbol question.svg Albert Swinden
Symbol question.svg Allen Butler Talcott
Symbol question.svg Pindakaasvloer (with Drmies)
Symbol question.svg Maximilien Luce
Symbol question.svg Frank DuMond • (with WoodyinNYC)
Symbol question.svg Albert Dubois-Pillet
Symbol question.svg Glòria Muñoz

All articles were new creations except those marked "•", which I completely rewrote and expanded
Symbol question.svg Click on an icon for the corresponding DYK below



Milestones[edit]

  • I made my first edit as a registered user on February 14, 2005 (correcting the spelling of Jackson Pollock in the Robert Motherwell article).
  • A week later I created my first article, Maurice Denis.
  • In November 2009, I made my 50,000th edit (giving a Barnstar to a deserving user).
  • In December 2009, for the first and only time, I made over 10,000 edits in one month.
  • In May 2010, I submitted my first DYK, for John McLaughlin (artist); when it appeared two days later, the article was viewed 2.6k times, making it the most-viewed DYK of the group.
  • In June 2010, my place in the list of the all-time most active users entered the top 100.
  • In June 2010, I made my first DYK nomination for an article (Edward Weston) which I did not write.
  • In July 2010, I made my 100,000th edit (giving another long-overdue Barnstar to a deserving user).
  • In December 2010, I wrote my first BLP, rewriting and expanding Chantal Joffe. The DYK for this article was my most viewed so far. (This was also my first DYK which mentioned pornography. Coincidence?) At 4.7k views, it was just short of qualifying for inclusion on the DYK Stats page. I'm sure it would have done better if not for its unfortunate timeslot: it was about an English subject and appeared in England from midnight to six a.m.
  • Continuing the tradition, my 150,000th edit, in February 2011, was used to award another well-deserved Barnstar.
  • On April 1, 2011, the "Batman" DYK hook which I wrote set a new record as the most-viewed non-lead hook of all time. (I did not write the article, though.)
  • The April 15, 2011 Colin Campbell Cooper hook was my first to qualify for the DYK Stats page. It generated 12k views for the article, plus 13.5k for the image. This was also the first time I had two hooks appear in the same calendar month (Charles Angrand had been featured on April 7).
  • In June 2011, my position in the list of Wikipedians by number of edits hit number 25.
  • In November 2011 the DYK for Frederick Carl Frieseke received 17,500 hits (plus 10,600 for the image), despite the fact that the hook appeared on Thanksgiving, a low traffic day when Americans were spending time with their families rather than looking at Wikipedia. This hook which generated the most views for any of my articles was my first to feature a nude painting.
  • On April 1, 2012, I had my first April Fools' Day hook for an article I wrote. I composed a total of four of the April Fools' hooks, including two which I plucked out of the regular nominations when I recognized their AFD potential.
  • On April 1, 2013, Walter Baxter became my first article which I began to write solely so that it could appear as an April Fools' Day hook. It was also the first article I ever wrote which was not related to art.
  • On April 1, 2014, a hook which I had nominated on April 3, 2013 appeared as an April Fools' DYK. I believe I set a record for the longest any article has ever been held for a DYK.

DYK[edit]

Hook Image Article / nom pg Date Views Img views
... that for the last two decades of his artistic career, American abstract painter John McLaughlin did not use curves in his paintings? John McLaughlin (artist) 13 May 2010 3025
... that artist Orovida Camille Pissarro preferred to be known simply as Orovida to distinguish herself from the many other artists in her family, including her renowned grandfather Camille Pissarro? Orovida Camille Pissarro 20 Jun 2010 1427
... that American abstract artist Frederick Hammersley devised three categories for his paintings (example pictured): "Hunches", "Geometrics", and "Organics"? Frederick Hammersley 31 Jul 2010 2592
... that English artist Chantal Joffe, who sometimes uses pornography for source material, created such large paintings that she required scaffolding to work on them? Chantal Joffe 21 Dec 2010 4833
... that a critic said that landscapes by Rinaldo Cuneo (self-portrait pictured) "are the very soul and essence of California materialized in line and color"? Rinaldo Cuneo Self-portrait.jpg Rinaldo Cuneo 4 Jan 2011 4810 2026
... that works by German artist Georg Muche were confiscated by the Nazis and displayed in their 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition? Georg Muche 23 Feb 2011 2423
... that a critic described the work of abstract sculptor Claire Falkenstein as "a Jackson Pollock in three dimensions"? Claire Falkenstein 8 Mar 2011 3710
... that Paul Signac praised Charles Angrand's drawings as "masterpieces", calling them "poems of light"? Charles Angrand 7 Apr 2011 3610
... that American artist Colin Campbell Cooper helped rescue survivors of the Titanic, and during the rescue created several paintings (example pictured) which document the events? Colin Campbell Cooper, Rescue of the Survivors of the Titanic by the Carpathia.jpg Colin Campbell Cooper 15 Apr 2011 12085 13534
... that Barbara Longhi's painting Saint Catherine of Alexandria (pictured) is believed to be a self-portrait, presented as a devotional image to avoid the appearance of indulging in the sin of vanity? Presumed Self-Portrait as St. Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara Longhi.jpg Barbara Longhi 23 Jun 2011 5561 2891
... that American painter Frederick Carl Frieseke said he got "much pleasure in shocking the good Church people with the nudes" (example pictured)? Reflections (Marcelle), Frieseke.jpg Frederick Carl Frieseke 24 Nov 2011 17466 10566
... that Georgia O'Keeffe praised her art teacher John Vanderpoel, whose book The Human Figure is a standard reference for art students (example drawing pictured), as "one of the few real teachers I have known"? Nude figure drawing, Vanderpoel.jpg John Vanderpoel 14 Dec 2011 12069 10562
... that painter Henri-Edmond Cross (self-portrait pictured) changed his name twice, each time to avoid confusion with a similarly named artist? Henri-Edmond-Cross-Self-portrait.jpg Henri-Edmond Cross 2 Mar 2012 3139 900
... that American artist Ellen Gallagher created artworks which included images carved into the surface of thick sheets of paper? Ellen Gallagher 8 Mar 2012 3501
... that a fish in a fishbowl is in a fish? Janet Fish 1 Apr 2012 9137
... that Paul Kelpe was criticized for painting murals which were too abstract, but an abstract arts group asked him to resign because his work (example pictured) wasn't abstract enough? Brooklyn Museum - Untitled From the Williamsburg Housing Project Murals - Paul Kelpe.jpg Paul Kelpe 10 Nov 2012 3315 3036
... that a large sculpture (smaller version pictured) by Caroline Shawk Brooks was listed by customs officials not as a work of art, but as "110 lbs. of butter"? The Dreaming Iolanthe from Henrik Hertz's play King René's Daughter 1876.jpg Caroline Shawk Brooks 9 Mar 2013 4479 2026
... that Walter Baxter wrote about the gay Batman–Kent relationship? Walter Baxter 1 Apr 2013 7378
... that Maria van Oosterwijck included a specific species of butterfly in most of her major paintings? Maria van Oosterwijck 4 May 2013 1042
... that an Albert Swinden mural (pictured), one of very few of his early paintings not destroyed in a studio fire, was painted over and thought lost, before being rediscovered and restored? Albert Swinden, Untitled, From the Williamsburg Housing Project Murals.jpg Albert Swinden 6 Jun 2013 3325 3297
... that a fellow artist said of Allen Butler Talcott that "no one was his peer in the knowledge of trees and how to paint them" (painting of oak pictured)? The Great Oak, Allen Butler Talcott.jpg Allen Butler Talcott 28 Jul 2013 2695 3888
... that Dutch artist Wim T. Schippers is responsible for Pindakaasvloer, a 4-by-12-metre (13 ft × 39 ft) floor covered in peanut butter, and Torentje van Drienerlo (pictured), a church spire sticking up from a pond? Universiteit Twente Torentje van Drienerlo 2005-07-10.jpg Pindakaasvloer 16 Sep 2013 4047 3908
... that French artist Maximilien Luce (self-portrait pictured) published an album of lithographs documenting his experiences as a political prisoner? Portrait de l'artiste, Maximilien Luce.jpg Maximilien Luce 29 Sep 2013 2106 578
... that Frank Vincent DuMond created the illustrations (example pictured) for Mark Twain's book on Joan of Arc? "The Capture of the Tourelles" – illustration by Frank DuMond from Mark Twain's Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Frank DuMond 17 Oct 2013 1175 3621
... that Albert Dubois-Pillet added the "Pillet" to his name when signing his paintings (example pictured) in an attempt to hide his art-related activities from the military? The Banks of the Marne at Dawn, a Pointillist watercolor painting by Albert Dubois-Pillet, c. 1888 Albert Dubois-Pillet 27 Jan 2014 5662 2264
... that Spanish artist Glòria Muñoz uses the chapel of an abandoned convent as her studio? Glòria Muñoz 8 Mar 2014 913


Awards[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png The Article Rescue Barnstar
For rescuing Bert Glennon from a CSD, I, LAAFan, award you this barnstar LAAFan 14:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
This is being offered in appreciation of your excellent work within the WP:UAA sector of Wikipedia. Thank you very much for your wonderful input. Pastor Theo (talk) 09:53, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Well deserved and congratulations Mandarax on 50K and for all of your excellent work on visual arts and related. Modernist (talk) 23:09, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For helping in the elimination of euphemisms. Kittybrewster (talk) 12:52, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
Featured article star.svg

User:Mandarax has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Mandarax's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Mandarax!

Peace,
Rlevse
00:25, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Featured article star.svg

Mandarax has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as Mandarax's Day!
For being a great person and awesome Wikipedian,
enjoy being the star of the day, Mandarax!

Signed,
NeutralhomerTalk • 05:11, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
You haven't had one of these in a while, yet you keep plugging away. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 21:41, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
DYK Medal.svg The DYK Medal
For your tireless work in the DYK project area, which does not go unnoticed, and for writing the Batman 1 April 2011 hook. Materialscientist (talk) 03:47, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Antiflame Barnstar Hires.png The Anti-Flame Barnstar
i think you need this one qwerty1219 chat 19:42, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For everything you do on the visual arts (including correcting my mistakes), and related. Modernist (talk) 20:57, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
The fearsome thesaurus.jpg The Fearsome Jurassic Thesaurus award
For your tireless copy-editing in DYK! AshLin (talk) 18:25, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
My jestesmy krasnoludki hopsasa.jpg The Do-I-Really-Have-To-Explain Award
For their fantabulous gnoming, now over 178,000 times. Drmies (talk) 00:59, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Thanks for always helping me with my formatting problems. LadyofShalott 20:40, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Awarded because it looks like you did a few hours of very boring looking work today. bodnotbod (talk) 13:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For your efforts at Wikipedia:Contribution Team/Backlogs/Participants and progress. Cloudbound (talk) 21:14, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
You're awesome in many ways. Thank you for improving James Kidd (prospector). Means a lot to have someone pay attention to the little details. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 12:33, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Fine Arts Star.png The Barnstar of Fine Arts
Richly deserved for your many contributions. Best wishes, JNW (talk) 18:47, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
This is for your many, many, many minor edits that add up to major improvement of the 'pedia. Thank you for all the work you do. LadyofShalott 22:46, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For picking up after me, time after time after time. WP would be a badly-running place without you. Drmies (talk) 22:14, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Griechen31.png Protector of Wikipedian Sex Workers Award
Some moral crusader almost stripped me of my already non-existing status as one of the last Wikipedian sex workers, and you saved me. You are my hero. Ms. Drmies (talk) 01:00, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg knowledge and precision
Thank you for sharing your profound knowledge, your viewpoint on art, your patience in repairing the same formal mistakes over and over, your review of one Bach cantata to improve them all (with more patience, of course). Did you know that there is now a better list of the Bach cantatas, transferred from Germany? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:03, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Yes it was. Well spotted. These are the kinds of games I like to play with the kids. Drmies (talk) 14:42, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For cleaning up all of my typos, spelling, and grammar mistakes on Eddie's House, I award you this barnstar.Thanks for all you do! Found5dollar (talk) 13:36, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your fine work at Columbo. —Djathinkimacowboy 18:50, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
LGBT-Barnstar1.png The LGBT Barnstar
Thanks for fixing the wikilink on Pink News and helping with an important LGBT article! I most likely wouldn't have noticed it. Jenova20 22:51, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
I haven't barnstarred you in at least a week or so: this is so you don't forget that the wiki will break without you. Thanks for remembering my anniversary: I had no idea it's already been a year. Thanks also for your continued advice and support; if I've done anything right it's in large part because of help from editors like (I could list a dozen more immediately, but you're top of the list). Mandarax, I worship you. Have a great holiday weekend--if transponsters have holidays, of course. Drmies (talk) 13:04, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks a lot Mandarax for helping me correct and fix my user page quickly! Your efforts have been very helpful :) TheGeneralUser (talk) 10:30, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Saint brendan german manuscript.jpg Navigating on storm tossed seas
Just like Saint Brendan, you have been a savior. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 19:36, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Aw shucks Mandarax, I'm all flushed. Drmies (talk) 04:26, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your virtuality, displayed yet again in Nederlands Letterenfonds. Drmies (talk) 03:21, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
A Tshirt!
I thought that you deserved something a bit extra for all of the amazing work you've done for the project.
I've nominated you for a gift from the Wikimedia Foundation!
LadyofShalott 00:17, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
for tirelessly fixing minor changes to DYK nominations & ensuring that editors errors are fixed Dan arndt (talk) 09:40, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
It may seem completely trivial, but thanks for catching the en dash on the DYK — little things matter! NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 09:09, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you again, Mandarax, for looking over my shoulder. I'm kind of pissed: I went to school with him, and he's a thousand times more notable than me, and better-looking to boot. (Well, with hair he was; he got ALL the girls.) Drmies (talk) 01:22, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Well caught. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 22:01, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
Gold Medal.svg Good as gold!
Earlier this year, I began presenting the Golden Editor Award to editors who have made a significant contribution to this project. While I don't recall ever having talked with you, I believe that you meet the criteria for this award (you should probably be given an award simply for hanging around this place for eight-and-a-half years). Your userpage shows you've done plenty of content work, but I'm sure that's not the only way you have contributed to the 'pedia. I have been impressed by the respect shown to you both on Drmies talk page and also in the "Admin" section above. I certainly hope you will at least consider presenting yourself to the community as a candidate for adminship. While your hesitance to give it a try is understandable, RfA isn't always as bad as it's made out to be and this community needs more quality candidates. Either way, I am quite pleased to dub you a Golden Editor (even if chocolate is better than cheese). AutomaticStrikeout  ?  02:01, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For always fixing my DYK formatting errors, and everyone else's, I award Mandarax this barnstar! Matty.007 18:59, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
Nice job expanding Maximilien Luce and for nominating it at DYK. It is a very interesting article. Keep up the good work :) ComputerJA () 00:58, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I want to thank you for the work you do around here. It truly is pleasing to know that I have someone that can always help and support the articles and the DYK nominations that I have done. Keep on editing friend! Proudbolsahye (talk) 04:54, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Editor of the week barnstar.svg Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for despite frequently recognized content contributions, underrecognized behind-the-scenes work, particularly at DYK. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project) Go Phightins! 00:14, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Compass barnstar.png The Guidance Barnstar
With my 300,000 edit, I want to thank you for helping me reach the dubious plateau. Without your help and guidance, I would never have found my place that keeps me around here. Bgwhite (talk) 23:12, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Dyk25CE.svg The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Welcome to the club of people who not only write brilliant content (and you even won the DYK medal for tireless work around the nominations, correcting countless mistakes), but who also make the extra effort to present facts accessibly and visible for people with broad interests. The beauty and expression of the arts comes across in your articles, and understanding for the creators' background in works such as ‎John McLaughlin and Albert Dubois-Pillet. We look forward to more of your creations for brain, eye and heart. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:45, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Hendrix in Army.jpg The savior of lost causes award
Thank you Mandarax. You are a kind man. Drmies (talk) 14:11, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar Hires.png The Minor barnstar
For outstanding patience and for a wonderful page. A barnstar for you! Hafspajen (talk) 21:37, 18 June 2014 (UTC)