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Ophelia - John Everett Millais[edit]

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OriginalOphelia sings as she drowns in Hamlet as painted by John Everett Millais around 1852.
High quality rendering (Google Art Project) of a well-known and important painting. Edge is somewhat jagged, but I don't think that's critical.
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Ophelia (painting), John Everett Millais, Ophelia, +10
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John Everett Millais
  • Support as nominator --Cowtowner (talk) 20:10, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Beautiful masterwork, although it appears (to me) that the bird was almost a last minute or hasty addition (makes for a fun spotting game). I'm also confused by the strange green stem, about halfway above her dress. Perfect blending on the hands and face. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 01:32, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment Image is, of course, lovely, but is anyone else concerned by the weird, pixellated cut-out? Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:13, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I was, but I settled on it being okay for a couple reasons. Firstly, there's not detail lost, secondly the reproduction is of the highest digital quality that is likely to be made and thirdly I suspect it had to be taken out of the frame for this image, and it's difficult to say what lies beyond the edges (at best, data extraneous to the painting. Leaving it in would be mislead, cutting it out is somewhat awkward, but acceptable). Cowtowner (talk) 15:24, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Nom mentioned it above and it's the first thing I looked at and no it didn't concern me enough to affect my vote. The painting itself is probably smoother and probably originally had to fit within a recessed wall (I don't know, haven't researched it). Should someone go in and smooth it? Perhaps. But perhaps it's best to just leave it alone? For a professional and probably expensive scan, it's pretty shoddy. But I also never looked at that corner of the painting in the several times I went to view the painting. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 15:29, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:John_Everett_Millais_-_Ophelia_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 22 June 2013 (UTC)