Alexander at Issus
Im not sure if you have access to any online libaries or if many german language books have been scanned by google, but The Battle of Alexander at Issus is undergoing a review process , and one of the concerns is that the sources it draws from are narow; the battle scene comes from a German painter, and most of the major texts describing and explaining are in German and have'nt been translated into English (see Johnbod's comments). Its not that any of the article's statements are in doubt, but more that the variety of sources used are not broad enough to get a rounded view. The review process is basically to decide if the page is ok to into the 'todays featured article' section on the wiki main page. Anything you can find, suggest or throw up on the talk page......? In other news, 2010 promises to top 2009's flood and ice with pesticalance and famine. Feck anyway. Ceoil (talk) 02:41, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
I want to take Portrait of a Woman (Rogier van der Weyden, Washington) to WP:FAC but am short so far on sources. He was Netherlandish, so assuming that your Dutch is still up to snuff, can you see if there is much out there in Dutch or German. Lorne Campbell seems to be the leading expert and writes in English, but I suspect most of the early analysis was in Dutch. Portrait of a Woman is a very generic title, when google searching I go for van der Weyden, Washington. O and my sound is working great now...hadn't head music since 25th Nov, except radio crap! Am I getting older or does music these days suck. Ceoil (talk) 11:56, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Splashed out on a new computer, and cabels, and huge amounts of cardboard, and all for 300 quid. Internet working fine now, so dont have to watch telly on telly anymore. Any interest in a visit to the city, or a pint in gerards, as if there is anything wrong with it! Ceoil 01:01, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
In your edit comment on Gaelic typefaces, you wrote "perceived in Ireland as as having cultural value - condescending comment and lacking citation - consider "unique style" and "traditional charm""
I'm not an Irish typographer myself, but I've been to numerous recent presentations by Irish typographers (notably but not only when the international typography conference was in Dublin last year). It seems to me that it is very accurate and not at all condescending to summarize their perception of preserving and using Gaelic as being of cultural value. It's why Michael Everson just went to considerable lengths to get Gaelic specifically included in the Vox/ATypI classification system. "Traditional charm" sounds much more condescending to me! "Unique style" is just a bit tautological and uninteresting, could apply to any other style really.
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