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Olympia (Manet)[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Jan 2013 at 06:23:08 (UTC)

OriginalÉdouard Manet's Olympia, measuring 130 × 190 cm
ALT1 - A bit warmer and brighter
ALT2 - A bit warmer and brighter, less yellow, closer to Kaldari's example
Reason
Notable painting, sharp and interesting.
Articles in which this image appears
Olympia (Manet) +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Édouard Manet
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:23, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Are the colours right? The dark green curtaining and black cat blur a little bit together, for example. I know we've had Google Art one that have proven darker than expected before. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 19:12, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
    • Having never been to France, I cannot be certain. Most of the ones floating around the internet seem as dark, at least at thumbnail size and looking at the cat. 1, 2, 3. Has anyone here seen the painting in person? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:45, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent composition! :) If only we would have more FPCs with non-symetrical images of buildings with cat... --ELEKHHT 09:51, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Meh. It looks so dark and flat, almost monochrome. The maid is nearly invisible and the woman on the bed looks like a cadaver. Surely this can't be what it looks like in real life. I would be rather disappointed if a real life Manet didn't look more like File:Manet, Edouard - Olympia, 1863.jpg. Kaldari (talk) 04:58, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  • And yet that cat is still almost completely blended in with the background... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose original, support Alt 1 or Alt 2. Mostly because the original is just too dark, but I also have a hard time believing the colors are accurate (under normal lighting conditions). Kaldari (talk) 04:58, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Do remember the goal of an Art FPC is to reflect the original painting, not how we'd want the painting to look. This has its own article, so the EV is there.
    • Strong oppose Alt 2 - colours almost certainly wrong.
    • Neutral Alt 1 - may at least be plausible, given different lighting can change the look of a painting slightly, but there's no evidence for the changes.
    • Support original. Only one whose colours are set by people who know the painting. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:49, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
      • Just a note, ALT2 was meant to be close to Kaldari's example. I much prefer the original myself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:09, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
        • Then I have no clue how to vote. Generic support, apply it wherever people who know what they're doing want to put it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:52, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support ALT1, probably the best adjustment out of all three. Brandmeistertalk 12:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Edouard Manet - Olympia - Google Art Project 3.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:43, 17 January 2013 (UTC)