Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Michelangelo's Pieta

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Michelangelo's Pieta[edit]

Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned.jpg
Reason
It is very encyclopedic and a find example of Christian art.
Articles this image appears in
St. Peter's Basilica
Creator
Stanislav Traykov
Nominator
Bewareofdog
  • SupportBewareofdog 01:03, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. I don't like the glare all over the marble but this is a masterpiece and oh so enc --frothT 01:49, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Support- as encyclopedic as it gets. Jorcoga Hi!01:54, Tuesday, January 30 2007
  • Weak Oppose This image is encyclopedic I guess but the background is pretty distracting and I think its a little off angle. It also lacks the WOW factor. -Midnight Rider 01:59, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Support - very enc, and it got a wow out of me. Too bad about the tacky background, but I don't think 'chopping it improves it (see GIS for examples).
  • Weak Oppose I don't like the composition. The angle could be better (higher, either perfectly front on or between 33 and 45 degrees) the pedestal is distracting and (this may have been impossible) the background would look better blurred. Other than the comp. it's got all the aspects. -24.128.48.224 03:16, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Sorry the above was me, I wasn't logged in. -Fcb981 04:37, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment You're right they do look pretty bad without the background.Bewareofdog 03:58, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose subject is enc, but the annoying object that's about to lobotomize her destroys the composition. Quick check tells me with the right angle this can be avoided. This is a much-photographed sculpture, so we should look around for the best picture. Where's Diliff? ~ trialsanderrors 06:35, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Yes, let's just send Diliff off to Rome. I remember seeing this the last time I visited the Vatican; your view was obstructed by an intense grailing. --Iriseyes 22:34, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • mm, better tell him to bring along some thermite then --frothT 23:48, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • An intense grailing? Isn't that what you get if you find yourself in an argument with a Da Vinci Code fanatic? ;-) --YFB ¿ 00:52, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't Wikipedia pay Diliff his plane ticket? ;-) | AndonicO Talk · Sign Here 14:24, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Well, they just raised over a million. I bet they can do it. Haha, yes about the grailing. It was intense. --Iriseyes 21:55, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Poor angle - Alvesgaspar 00:06, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Standards have to be pretty high when the image is essentially a photo of a statue.. That said, I may be visiting Rome sometime mid-year so I'll consider trying to get a better shot, or at least a good shot of the interior of the Basilica itself, which of course is very very beautiful. However, if Wikipedia were to send me there early, I'm sure I could make allowances for it... ;-) Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 23:45, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose If Diliff is taking a photo. Support Otherwise. --Arad 00:12, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Delist later if Diliff's is better. Noclip 01:27, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment. This version should be judged on its merits, not on the possibility that Diliff might come along with a better photo some time in the future. Pstuart84 Talk 00:38, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
      • Answer Well, people here believe that this is the Best possible. and if it can be better, then it's not the best. That's not what i think tho. --66.36.145.42 06:32, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, I think it's well done... but, I would be willing to delist for a better one. gren グレン 21:44, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Wonderful! And when Diliff posts a better photo, I'll support it, too. Fg2 01:45, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Support An all-around good picture. Sharp. No depth-of-field issues. I'd like it better if it was cropped a bit tighter. Greg L 03:58, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Shouldn't be that challenging to take a better photo of this and a lot of the people who've voted support seem to have done so just as a "carry-over" until a decent shot is available. There's nothing hideously bad about it, but I'm left thoroughly underwhelmed by the composition and shooting angle; it gives me the impression of a reasonably-executed-but-dull tourist shot. I also agree about the imminent lobotomy - whatever that is above her head is a severe distraction. Definitely not the sort of exceptional image which deserves an FP tag. --YFB ¿ 07:15, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
    • It's a cross. In defense of the photographer, it's certainly not easy to take a picture of the Pieta these days (and not only because of the intense grailing). It's protected behind bullet-proof glass panels, so you get reflections and vertical lines where the panels connect. That plus the lobotomizing cross... ~ trialsanderrors 18:41, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose per YFB ¿. Pstuart84 Talk 16:15, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Not promoted --KFP (talk | contribs) 21:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)