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- 1 Jules Pascin
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- 6 Alfred Hitchcock
- 7 Is it 20 or 21
- 8 Pandora's Box (1929 film)
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- 15 Max Reger
- 16 Best wishes for the holidays...
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- 19 Pablo Picasso lead
- 20 Please explain
- 21 Are you one of the administrators of Rembrandt's bio article?
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- 23 Merging identical citations
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I had started to c/e this article yesterday but note that you have been working on it so will leave it be. I'm curious why you felt it necessary to delete the info box I'd added. These are standard in any biographical and many other articles in different subject areas. They are certainly not "unnecessary".Twofingered Typist (talk) 13:26, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
- Infoboxes are often problematical in biographical articles, particularly in articles about people in the arts, because they tend to oversimplify the complex and to mislead by undue emphasis. When I said the infobox was unnecessary I was paraphrasing what it says at MOS:INFOBOX: "The use of infoboxes is neither required nor prohibited for any article". The ib you added had numerous problems great and small. For example, although his nationality was Bulgarian, that's not the whole story. ULAN describes him as an "American and Bulgarian painter"; The first line of Oxford Art Online's Pascin article defines him as an "American painter, draughtsman, and printmaker of Bulgarian birth, active in France." Wikipedia's article explains all of this in the lead sentences; the ib was giving a too-simple account. Pascin's education was in Vienna, where he attended the academy, and in Moritz Heymann's school in Munich; later in Paris he attended various academies including Colarossi's. Pascin is not strongly identified with any movement. There were also problems with WP:ENGVAR and date format which would have needed fixing; as I considered making the fixes I decided it was just as well to remove it entirely. Ewulp (talk) 23:20, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
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Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open!
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Best wishes for the holidays...
|Thanks for all the watching! Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Shepherds (Poussin) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)|
- Thanks Johnbod! Happy Holidays to you as well, and best wishes for 2016. Ewulp (talk) 01:43, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
|I hope this holiday season is festive and fulfilling and filled with love and kindness, and that 2016 will be successful and rewarding...Modernist (talk) 23:47, 24 December 2015 (UTC)|
Is it 20 or 21
Your edit at Bosch and the issue if it is "around 25 paintings" or if it should say "20 or 21 paintings". The first one sounds like a guess, while the second one sounds like the editor has given this more precise thought. Changing to this wording may be better than either your or my previous edit. Cheers. Fountains-of-Paris (talk) 16:56, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
- Recently, I took a closer look at the sibling page for Bosch on his paintings and a separate gallery for his drawings. The current articles containing the galleries of Bosch painting appears to be missing all of the dates for the various painting at List of paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and I was wondering if you might have the interest to possibly fill any of them in as a start to organizing things there. Is this something which might be possible for you when time allows? Fountains-of-Paris (talk) 16:32, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
- I could not tell if its time for a Wikibreak for you. If you return soon to Bosch possibly you might be able to look at Hieronymus Bosch drawings which does not have the benefit of the dating of drawings which were usefully added to his page for his paintings. It is the five hundred year commemoration for Bosch now and perhaps you could add the dates at some time in the future for his drawings page, if time allows, which looks quite random at this time. Cheers. Fountains-of-Paris (talk) 16:37, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
|... you were recipient
no. 504 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!
- You're fortunate I think! Reger is one of my favorite composers. Ewulp (talk) 22:59, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
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Quote marks and punctuation.
I may have a language difficulty. Max Reger was the composer, pianist etc, - he performed, composed, published as Max Reger, not as the load of birthnames. - He was a bit unconventional, so the conventional order may be not the right thing to do for him ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:37, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
- Please see MOS:BIRTHNAME: "Many cultures have a tradition of not using the full name of a person in everyday reference, but the article should start with the complete version"; examples of proper style are given there (Fidel Castro etc.). Also see Hugo Wolf, Groucho Marx, Walt Disney, Kiki of Montparnasse, other similar cases. There's no reason to make an exception here. Ewulp (talk) 02:21, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Best wishes for the holidays...
|Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Kings (Gerard David, London) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)|
- Thanks Johnbod, and all the best to you and yours for the holiday season and the year ahead! Ewulp (talk) 06:12, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
|I hope this holiday season is festive and fulfilling and filled with love and kindness, and that 2017 will be successful and rewarding...Modernist (talk) 23:13, 24 December 2016 (UTC)|
- Thank you Modernist! Here's to a holiday season filled with cheer, and my best wishes to you for 2017. Ewulp (talk) 00:12, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
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Pablo Picasso lead
Please explain why you removed my edits? zingvin. Brueghel's style, more close to Northern Netherlands (including Hieronymus Bosch's and 17th-century Dutch Golden Age art) than Catholic-dominated Southern Netherlands. He was more Netherlandish (northern) than Flemish (southern) in his style (talk) 22:22, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
- "Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker from Brabant" seems a better description of him than "Dutch/Flemish/Netherlandish painter and printmaker from Brabant"; please see the discussions at Talk:Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Our article follows reliable sources, and MOS:SLASH discourages use of slashes, which are especially awkward in a lead sentence. Ewulp (talk) 01:06, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Are you one of the administrators of Rembrandt's bio article?
Sorry for the question because I'm an amateur in arts! But I know that the literature on Rembrandt's life and artistic output is huge and could fill a small library. So why this 'good' bio article lacks extensive sections about Rembrandt’s extraordinary achievement as a draftsman (see notes by David Hockney in his interviews about Rembrandt's draughtsmanship) and as a printmaker (historically, he was the greatest etcher of all time, and one of the greatest and most original printmakers until now).
This good article also lacks an important section about Rembrandt's legacy and influence (both contemporary and posthumous) on art and intellectual world in general, especially in France, Germany, and USA (19th century-20th century). Please read quotes of Francisco Goya (I have had three masters, Nature, Velázquez, and Rembrandt), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Rembrandt the Thinker), Eugène Delacroix (Perhaps we shall one day find that Rembrandt is a greater painter than Raphael), Auguste Rodin (Compare me with Rembrandt! What sacrilege! With Rembrandt, the colossus of Art! What are you thinking of, my friend! We should prostrate ourselves before Rembrandt and never compare anyone with him!), Kenneth Clark, and even highly controversial Damien Hirst who thought Rembrandt was not a genius? (I gave up painting by 16. I secretly thought I would have been Rembrandt by then... Anyone can be like Rembrandt... Picasso, Michelangelo, possibly, might be verging on genius, but I don't think a painter like Rembrandt is a genius). And where section about cultural depictions of Rembrandt, in novels and films ? Also, there are so few (compare with numerous wiki articles about his paintings) wiki articles about his drawings and prints/etchings!?
- I'm not an administrator. When something that should be there is missing it's because nobody has written it yet. Wikipedia is the work of volunteers. Ewulp (talk) 00:59, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
March Madness 2017
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Merging identical citations
I wish you wouldn't do this. I like to work on articles over a period, adding multiple sources & fine tuning. Unscrambling these refs is a pain, & the gain to readers is minuscule. Johnbod (talk) 04:16, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
- Did not notice an expansion was in progress; will suspend action. Ewulp (talk) 05:05, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
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