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I am working on a project to augment the very short and/or non-existent entries on the subject of California Impressionism, the largest Plein-Air painting movement in history. Initially I will be putting in references at the end of the article which will be numbered only after I have written more. Don't despair, lots of references to be added, this is a very well researched subject.

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GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 23:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

References section[edit]

Please note that it's standard practice to have a single references section, and to include the code {{reflist}} or </references> in it to automatically list inline citations, added next to the appropriate sections wrapped in <ref/> tags. Many articles have hundreds of references but only a single section; if you use the cite templates it will be neater regardless. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 00:04, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Article title change[edit]

California Plein-Air PaintingCalifornia Impressionism – Proposing this be retitled California Impressionism, which is well supported by scholarship [1], and is a recognized sub-section within American Impressionism. Lede will require rewriting, but not difficult. JNW (talk) 12:14, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Moved from Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Visual_arts#California_Plein-Air_Painting czar · · 18:32, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Support change...Bus stop (talk) 22:22, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Support change, as the original proposer. Better term, in that it suggests reference to the most important painters of this genre, from the early 20th century; in much the same way that French Impressionism is preferable to 'French Plein Air Painting'. JNW (talk) 02:19, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. I don't have input (right now), but the request should have stayed open for well over 24 hours (usually a week) for others to have a say, if they so choose. czar · · 18:36, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Whichever title this goes by, I'm crystallizing what's problematic about this article, besides the poor sourcing, original research and non-neutral passages. Museum shows and publications use California Impressionism and California Plein Air Painting to refer to the movement that ended in 1930 [2], [3]; I'm not convinced that either term is appropriate for later and contemporary painters, and wonder if adding them isn't piggybacking on an art history term designating another era. I think 'Plein Air Revival' constitutes original research, as I've noted here [4]. The first reference (which I'm about to remove) is to an unpublished manuscript; perhaps it referred to this [5]. I've been suspecting conflict of interest, and while that's another matter, it would help to explain some of this. JNW (talk) 23:50, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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