Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nighthawks

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Nighthawks[edit]

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OriginalNighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night. Since then the painting has been the subject to many parodies and homages, including in The Simpsons episode "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment".
Reason
High quality scan of a painting with high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Nighthawks (most EV), Night in paintings (Western art), Visual art of the United States, +5 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edward Hopper
  • It's not a "scan" is it? It's a digital image and the file description just gives the source as "email". I don't think that's very satisfactory. It does look like the museum image (realistically it's certainly the museum image because it's virtually impossible to copy colour values with such fidelity), though not immediately apparent its rights managed high resolution version, which is still larger. Nevertheless it's most likely a reduced version of it. No copyright issues in the US, but indeed contractual issues which uploaders of these images ought to be aware of, especially as it would be routine to add a digital signature to the image identifying the purchaser. I mean I have dozens and dozens of such images from the British Museum, but I wouldn't dream of uploading them to Wikipedia, though I do occasionally their publicly available images. Not sure if Wikipedia has any liability in such cases. I think it probably must have if it's knowingly hosting these images. That would seem plausible to me. As of course would presumably the admins overseeing the forum here. I do think there should be a policy about sources here. They should be transparent. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:42, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Nighthawks by Edward Hopper 1942.jpg ----Mdann52talk to me! 10:19, 5 August 2014 (UTC)