Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/La Dame aux camélias

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La Dame aux camélias[sic: French capitalization rules][edit]

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OriginalAlfons Mucha's 1896 poster for a production of La Dame aux camélias starring Sarah Bernhardt.
Reason
A fine example of Mucha's Art Nouveau style, advertising a notable play, in a performance by one of its most popular interpreters. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:22, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
The Lady of the Camellias (why is the name of this page in English?), List of works by Alphonse Mucha.

Like the recent Indian rope trick nom, its shape - very tall for its width- makes this somewhat harder to use in articles, hence the smaller list.

FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Alfons Mucha, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominator --Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:17, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Neutral Please add a reason for nominating. If nothing else it's helpful to be able to get an idea of what the nominator sees in the image that makes it worthy of becoming an FP. It may be just the poster but the focus seems very soft. I'm impressed that it's such a large image and seems to be in good shape though. Cat-fivetc ---- 16:55, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't think it's soft focus so much as it's just lighter-colour ink than normal: we generally see dark blacks on this sort of thing as a sign the poster's in focus, but that doesn't work when that's not the intent of the artist, and you get an optical illusion. (Also, the stars are reflective silver ink, which can't be perfectly reproduced digitally) Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:22, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support I tried some sharpening, looks better now IMO. Brandmeistertalk 12:40, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support captures, I think, the spirit of the original very well. (Looks surprisingly pleasant at full resolution, too.) Thus the EV is strong because it communicates the artistic values of the work. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 19:45, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support good quality image, good illustration for the article. --Pine 20:27, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - EV is really good, image has a great resolution. --LlamaAl (talk) 20:19, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Alfons Mucha - 1896 - La Dame aux Camélias - Sarah Bernhardt.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:05, 2 February 2013 (UTC)