Oil paintings galore
This week, there were too many fantastic oil paintings to select from. So we went with... all of them. Indulgent? Oh, yes.
This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 14 through 20 September. Anything in quotation marks is taken from the respective articles and lists; see their page histories for attribution.
Summer Evening at Skagen. The Artist's Wife and Dog by the Shore (Danish: Sommeraften ved Skagen. Kunstnerens hustru med hund ved strandkanten)
The Maids of Honour (Spanish: Las Meninas)
Six featured articles were promoted this week.
- Oriental Film (nominated by Crisco 1492), a film production company in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia), established by an ethnic Chinese businessman in 1940.
- Chris Gragg (nominated by Seattle), an American football tight end who plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.
- Flight Unlimited III (nominated by JimmyBlackwing), a not well-known game that bombed commercially and helped to bankrupt its developer.
- Tintin in Tibet (nominated by Prhartcom and Midnightblueowl), the 20th volume (1958) of 24 in The Adventures of Tintin, a comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
- "all things" (nominated by Gen. Quon). Written by lead actress Gillian Anderson, this is the 17th episode of the seventh season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files.
- Fanny Bullock Workman (nominated by Adam Cuerden). The nominator wrote: "She was a mountaineer, rock climber, suffragette, and feminist. It was one of the last articles being worked on by Adrianne Wadewitz before her untimely death, and between her excellent work and those of us wishing to finish it, we'd like to raise this up in her memory."
Four featured lists were promoted this week.
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Seventeen featured pictures were promoted this week.
- Las Meninas (1656) (created by Diego Velázquez, nominated by Sagaciousphil), long recognised as one of the most important paintings in Western art history.
- Daniel in the Lions' Den (created by Peter Paul Rubens, nominated by Hafspajen) The prophet Daniel is thrown into the den of the lions by the Persian king, Darius, due to the persian noblemen and ministers conspirations. An early work by Rubens.
- Five-hundred-dollar, one-thousand-dollar, five-thousand-dollar, ten-thousand-dollar, five-hundred-dollar, one-thousand-dollar, five-thousand-dollar, and ten-thousand-dollar Serial #1 Federal Reserve Notes from the series of 1918 and 1928 (created by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and nominated by Godot13)
- Bharata Natyam Performance (created and nominated by Bellus Delphina)a classical Indian dance form that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu.
- Summer Evening at Skagen. The Artist's Wife and Dog by the Shore (created by Peder Severin Krøyer, nominated by Belle) Marie Krøyer, the artist's wife, standing on the beach at Skagen with their dog Rap at her side and the moonlight reflected in the sea.
- Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (created by Rembrandt, nominated by Crisco 1492) A 1634 etching by Rembrandt (Bartsch 39). It depicts a story from the Bible, wherein Potiphar's Wife attempts to seduce Joseph. It is signed and dated "Rembrandt f. 1634" (f. for fecit or "made this"), and exists in two states.
- Man Writing a Letter and Woman Reading a Letter (created by Gabriël Metsu, nominated by Hafspajen) A set of two images
- Woman Holding a Balance (created by Johannes Vermeer, nominated by Hafspajen) a young woman holding an empty balance before a table on which stands an open jewelry box, the pearls and gold within spilling over.
- Press conference near the ground zero of the 2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse (created and nominated by Muhammad Mahdi Karim)
- William I of the Netherlands (created by Joseph Paelinck, nominated by Crisco 1492)
- The Great Day of His Wrath (created by John Martin, nominated by Hafspajen) Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. - Revelation 18:2-3.
One featured topic was promoted this week.
- Looking Glass Studios video games (originally nominated by JimmyBlackwing as a good topic; automatically promoted due to Flight Unlimited III reaching featured status) "Looking Glass Studios was an American video game developer founded in 1990 as Blue Sky Productions by Paul Neurath in Salem, New Hampshire. The company's first game was Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss in 1992, which received widespread critical acclaim and sold nearly 500,000 units. Looking Glass proceeded to develop titles in multiple genres, including role-playing, sports, flight simulation, and stealth video games. These titles were primarily published by Origin Systems, Electronic Arts and Eidos Interactive, with three titles self-published by Looking Glass Studios."
William I of the Netherlands