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Centaurea jacea

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OriginalCentaurea jacea, a species of herbaceous perennial plants in the genus Centaurea native to dry meadows and open woodland throughout Europe.
Reason
Always time for flowers.
Articles in which this image appears
Centaurea jacea
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
Creator
Uoaei1
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:43, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice photo. The flower itself is very clear. Does it matter that the background has no detail? Or is it better that way? It clearly makes the flower stand out more. - CorinneSD (talk) 00:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Sharp sharp sharp - Bellus Delphina talk 06:43, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Cooool pink..Ṫ Ḧ the fury of the naturegiven flesh 14:58, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support I notice a trend in this featured picture nomination process. Plant nominations only show the flower, which limits the EV as you are missing the bulk of the plant, and showing it at only a short time of the year. There is some bias, animal pictures showing only the head will get opposition, but it's ok for a plant. Nevertheless, a nice photograph. Mattximus (talk) 01:08, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
    • That's why we have three FP sections: flowers, fruits, and "other". It is damn hard to get a good picture of a whole plant, in my experience.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:40, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - one can't see the flower well, when a picture shows the whole plant. These pictures with a close up flower are very necessary when studying botanic, witch I did, I can only say they are vital in illustrating any plant. The students even had an own name on this, they called this bloom-porn. Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 09:19, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support good contrast. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:31, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 18:57, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Centaurea jacea 01.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 01:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)



La Nymphe Surprise (The surprised nymph)

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Original – La Nymphe surprise (The surprised nymph) by Édouard Manet
Reason
Good Scan of That Painting by Édouard Manet Plus EV.
Articles in which this image appears
La Nymphe surprise, Suzanne Manet , Édouard Manet +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Édouard Manet
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 11:10, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - great artist, very cute girl. Hafspajen (talk) 13:42, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice painting --My Core Competency is Competency (talk) 14:55, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose, limited EV. Only used in galleries. If this image had an article of its own, or was particularly important to illustrate something in an article, maybe- as is, no. J Milburn (talk) 23:25, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose As per J Milburn. With a few special cases (artist only has 1 famous painting for example), I think there should be an article dedicated to the painting itself to be considered of EV. Change to Support due to creation of article Mattximus (talk) 01:04, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per J. For Manet, we've got dozens of images to choose from. EV needs to be there. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:45, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • 'Oh wow. **No** problem wringing an article on this. This is a charming little painting, an truly important work of the artist, a big painter's love and later wife, a lovely love story behind it and she just looks like a little nymph, come on now. Hafspajen (talk) 06:16, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Article ready -- see link above. And as for the record, I don't think there should be an article dedicated to the each and every painting itself to be considered of EV. That is just going too far. A limited EV. Only used in galleries, as Milburn said, that's correct here. But there are plenty good paintings that are used in significant ways in many articles, and it should be quite enough. This one, with only in galleries, well, OK. But when a painting is used and adds to an article that IS EV. An own article as a standard requirement - no . We don't require that it should be an own article on photographs either. Hafspajen (talk) 08:50, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Coment - this painting is an important painting of the artist's production. He himself thought to be one of the most important of his works. Why it not as equally well known as his other paintings is because he never sold it but keept it his entire life, and thus it was not as much potographed and published. It is depicting his wife. Hafspajen (talk) 11:53, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Now that there is an article on the painting, EV is guaranteed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:05, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 18:58, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:41, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Édouard MANET - La Nymphe surprise - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 11:25, 1 March 2015 (UTC)



Set:Four Times of the Day by Joseph Vernet

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Reason
A high quality set of the painting series by Vernet
Articles in which this image appears
Four Times of the Day (Joseph Vernet)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Claude Joseph Vernet

Promoted File:Claude-Joseph Vernet - The four times of day- Morning - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Claude-Joseph Vernet - The four times of day- Midday - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Claude-Joseph Vernet - The four times of day- Evening - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Claude-Joseph Vernet - The four times of day- Night - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)



Johannes's little street

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OriginalThe Little Street (1657–58) by Johannes Vermeer (1632–75); The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, who hold the piece, consider that it "occupies an exceptional place in Vermeer’s oeuvre". IM (not very) HO, I just think it's a fantastic painting!
Reason
An excellent image of a superb Vermeer
Articles in which this image appears
The Little Street, Johannes Vermeer + 2 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Johannes Vermeer
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 14:29, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - does anyone realize that there are 70 FP nominations currently? And almost all are great. What a FP list this going to be, Adam Cuerden. Hafspajen (talk) 17:02, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Love this painting. Quality is exceptional. Étienne Dolet (talk) 23:25, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support Very minimal EV, the article is only a stub, but I suppose it may grow in the future. Mattximus (talk) 01:05, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - FPC looks at the image and the image's use, not the article(s) themselves. The image is better than fine. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:43, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, I see that if a scan of a painting is relegated to a large gallery at the bottom of a page, it's considered having low EV. What you are saying, is that the nominator can just create a stub with 1 sentence, post the image, and suddenly the EV is there? If so, I'll go with it, I'm just wondering for clarification purposes. Mattximus (talk) 14:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Just a minor correction: the image isn't in a gallery at the bottom, it's placed to the right at the top of the "Career" section. In relation to the article, it has to pass the WP:GNG threshold to have an article, which is part of the measure. - SchroCat (talk) 15:37, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • If you think someone is trying to game the system by doing so, then please AFD. That's why we have such processes. If a painting supports its own article (i.e. an article that would survive AFD), then it has EV. Period. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:13, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Comment -- The painting has it's own article The Little Street AND it is a famous painting too. That should be an EV itself. The Little Street is a well known painting. Can't really understand this discussion above. Hafspajen (talk) 20:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - expanded the article a little so those who are unfamiliar about the importance of this artist's work can read about it. Though, mind - it was all in the refs already... It is the only known painting made by Johannes Vermeer outdoors and the only one that is correctly attributed to Vermeer .Hafspajen (talk) 14:26, 22 February 2015 (UTC).
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Johannes Vermeer - Gezicht op huizen in Delft, bekend als 'Het straatje' - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 14:30, 1 March 2015 (UTC)



David Garrick as Richard III

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Original – A moustached man—dressed in white stockings, puffed breeches, and a red robe—props himself up with his left arm on a bed. His eyes are wide and his right hand raised, palm open towards the front. A suit of armour lays on the floor at the foot of his bed. Who is he? He is Richard III, King of England from 1483 to 1485
Reason
High resolution file, very EVish, Garrick as Richard III (1745) by William Hogarth. Have mercy, Jesu! Soft! I did but dream. O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me! – The scene is Shakespeare's Richard III Act V, Sc. 3. David Garrick, the superstar of the Shakespearean drama - plays Richard III just before the Battle of Bosworth, where he will shout: A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!
Articles in which this image appears
David Garrick as Richard III, David Garrick, William Hogarth, Augustan drama, 1745 in art, Battle of Bosworth Field, Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, Cultural depictions of Richard III of England, Richard III (play), Shakespeare in performance, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Walker Art Gallery
FP category for this image
link to category (listed on the WP:FP page) that best describes the image
Creator
User:William Hogarthjoke - hm, no account, only article...joke , OK it is English painter William Hogarth
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 20:03, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Shame, but they used too much compression here too (also, is it just me, or does that one tassel look like it was digitally "restored"?). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:34, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Sigh - can't one trust Google files any more? Hafspajen (talk) 02:06, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Shall I Whitdraw Hafspajen (talk) 02:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Can't trust them automatically, no, but mostly they do okay. Don't know why this was saved with so much compression. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:50, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Sigh, it is such a great picture. Hafspajen (talk) 11:19, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 14:38, 1 March 2015 (UTC)



Scott Thwaites

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OriginalScott Thwaites at the 2014 Tour of Britain stage 8a
Reason
Good quality photo of the cyclist in action.
Articles in which this image appears
Scott Thwaites
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Sport
Creator
KTC
  • Support as nominatorKTC (talk) 16:08, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I find the backgound quite distracting. 109.147.191.118 (talk) 22:05, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A busy background is par for the course for urban cycling. I'd have upped the ISO to 200 (or even 400; the noise is still manageable with a 60D) and frozen the action a bit more, but I can see why you chose not to. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:48, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
I think there are "good" busy backgrounds and bad ones, and that this one is particularly bad because of the guy in the bright orange vest who is so very unfortunately positioned right behind the cyclist's head, as well as the tube that seems to be coming out of his helmet. Personally I think the composition is awful (no offence to anyone) but I see that others do not agree. 86.136.150.74 (talk) 21:20, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 06:46, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The background is a bit busy, but the facial expression makes up for it. A good action shot.--Godot13 (talk) 09:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Thryduulf (talk) 17:29, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice capture. APK whisper in my ear 09:08, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Agree with Crisco that a busy background is unavoidable in these situations. You're never going to avoid it in a city race. I took some similar images during the cycling at the 2012 Olympics and I know how difficult it is to get an image that is sharp, capturing the action well, and with perfect composition. These guys fly past at 40+ km/h and you are lucky if you can keep them in the frame consistently. I do agree with Crisco also that it might have been preferable to bump up the ISO to get a slightly sharper image instead of going for the panning motion blur, as that usually only works well when there's more blur than this. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:01, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:ToB 2014 stage 8a - Scott Thwaites 03.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 16:12, 1 March 2015 (UTC)



Trinidad and Tobago, First issue banknotes (1905)

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Reason
High quality image, high EV. The first government issue of Trinidad and Tobago banknotes consisted of a one and two dollar denomination dated 1905.
Original
Trinidad and Tobago first government-issued series of banknotes. A one-dollar and two-dollar bill of 1905. Of the two varieties of $2 bill (solid red, and red with green overprint), the pictured type is prohibitively scarce.
Articles in which this image appears
Trinidad and Tobago dollar
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Thomas de la Rue for Trinidad and Tobago.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 03:13, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Why not include both here? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Good point. I wasn't quite as happy with the $1 image (perhaps overcritical of the natural light folds creating brighter spots), but they are a natural set...--Godot13 (talk) 17:22, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The folds are a bit strong, but we have to think realistically: what are the chances we're going to get two more high quality scans of such hundred-year-old notes?  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:45, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
    • You are right. I've been conditioned working with US notes (where nearly uncirculated or better is generally attainable).--Godot13 (talk) 00:08, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – interesting scans with good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:58, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – HQ + EV -Alborzagros (talk) 12:36, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:TRI&TOB-1b-Trinidad & Tobago-1 Dollar (1905).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:TRI&TOB-2b-Trinidad & Tobago-2 Dollars (1905).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)



A van Gogh selfie

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Original – Self portrait (1889), by Vincent van Gogh (1853–90); this is one of 43 self portraits by van Gogh; he would often paint himself because it was cheaper then paying for a model. The Musée d'Orsay, who hold the painting, note “The model's immobility contrasts with the undulating hair and beard, echoed and amplified in the hallucinatory arabesques of the background”, but I think the secret is in the rather haunted eyes.
Reason
A great copy of a very well-known work
Articles in which this image appears
Van Gogh self-portrait (1889), Portraits of Vincent van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 08:39, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support But of course. Étienne Dolet (talk) 19:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – I'm beginning to wonder if it's wise to select so many works of famous late 19th century Impressionists and Post-Impressionists as FPs. Of course one is a fan of Van Gogh and many others from the era, but I'm thinking it might be more interesting (and educational) to feature more obscure artists. Just a thought. (There are four Van Goghs in the FPC queue right now.) Sca (talk) 15:37, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • But does that affect the inherent notability of the works or images themselves? There may be an embarassment of riches for the late C19th at the moment, but other eras or movements will have their moments in the spotlight. - SchroCat (talk) 15:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
No, they remain what they are. My thinking is, they're familiar to many people, whereas less-well-known artists would be a learning experience – and perhaps intriguing as something new to viewers/readers.
In this instance, Van Gogh is arguably the most famous personality in Western art of the Modern Era (though others could be argued as well), and his late style, while often entrancing, is familiar to most culturally literate people. I'm not suggesting his works should never be FPs, only that it would be refreshing to vary the mix with talented but often ignored artists (not from France or the Low Countries), such as Baluschek, Liebermann, Corinth and various Scandinavian and Russian painters. Sca (talk) 17:15, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
I agree entirely that there should also be lesser-known artists work here, but my original point still stands: that does not affect the inherent notability of the works or images themselves. - SchroCat (talk) 17:20, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • It doesn't matter how many works from a single artist we feature, so long as they all have the proper EV. Being featured per se does not affect how interesting or educational an image is; it actually has very little effect on readers. The POTD process is what draws attention, and I or whoever is in charge at the time can handle that when it comes time for it. We have 43 FPs of map projections, but no complaints yet (even after 10 or so have already been run). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:12, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
I think it does matter, but I'm not going to debate the issue. Sca (talk) 01:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - With so many self-portraits by van Gogh to choose from, the EV in Portraits of Vincent van Gogh and Vincent van Gogh isn't really that high. Enough to feature one self-portrait (which we have), but not enough for a group of them. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:18, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Crisco. Sca (talk) 15:57, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – The painting merits its own article, instead of only a spot in an image gallery, and this would solve the issue of the EV. – Editør (talk) 17:43, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • There's one written and ready to go live once I can sort out the right format for the title... Any suggestions? - SchroCat (talk) 17:54, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492, Sca, Editør, an article now exists at Van Gogh self-portrait (1889). - SchroCat (talk) 20:22, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Editør (talk) 21:57, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – well done Schro. So you discovered that it was his last, eh? Because it was - and that's heavy EV. Hafspajen (talk) 22:01, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice, quick work, Schro. Interesting. Sca (talk) 22:10, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Cheers, Sca - many thanks! - SchroCat (talk) 22:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:38, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Godot13 (talk) 03:56, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - Self-Portrait - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 08:47, 2 March 2015 (UTC)



Hurva Synagogue

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OriginalJerusalem's Hurva Synagogue interior during morning prayer, July 2013
Reason
High EV and good quality
Articles in which this image appears
Hurva Synagogue
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Yakov613
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 13:38, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Composition feels snapshotty. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:04, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - It almost doesn't feel centered enough. Étienne Dolet (talk) 19:59, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Crisco and EtienneDolet, does not come close to Ðiliff's interiors for example. Mattximus (talk) 14:57, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Odd composition. APK whisper in my ear 09:06, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 14:01, 2 March 2015 (UTC)



Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor

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OriginalCarolus-Duran's portrait of Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, a prominent American socialite and wife of businessman William Backhouse Astor, Jr.
Reason
High quality depiction of a notable socialite; apparently, she would always stand in front of the portrait when receiving guests.
Articles in which this image appears
Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor +1
FP category for this image
She'd probably want to be in Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility, but I think Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others works better
Creator
Carolus-Duran
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Crisco, why does the painting have so little color, just black, yellow and brown hues? Was that the style for portraits then, or have the colors faded? Or could she have been standing under a yellowish lamp? - CorinneSD (talk) 01:53, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Not sure. Mind, the Met says that Duran was influenced by Velazquez, who (AFAIK) used a lot of earthy hues in his works/portraits (Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid, for instance). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:48, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
      • And, in theory, that effect could easily be increased by a layer of yellowed varnish. Will review properly in a bit. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:56, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:38, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - He had several works in this monocromatic style. - Hafspajen (talk) 09:52, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – nice artwork of an interesting socialite with good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 12:03, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – the yellowy-brown tint stops at the paint-line at the edge of the painting. The edges of the canvas are off-white. Around the edges of the canvas damage from a frame can be seen, and the yellow tint doesn't change in character where the canvas was covered by the frame, which suggests that whatever's causing the tint was applied at the time of painting. Carolus-Duran's French, so maybe he "French-polished" it, like a violin Face-smile.svg. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 23:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Carolus-Duran 001.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 01:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)



Jay Gould

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OriginalJay Gould (1836-1892), railroad developer and speculator, for a long time cast as the archetypal robber baron.
Reason
Prints from the late 19th/early 20th century often aren't perfect, but this print... is no exception. Still! It's a very nice portrait of a major Victorian-era financier, and it's certainly not that bad. Took a fair bit of restoration, as the print was rather heavily damaged at the edges, but I think the results are worth it.
Articles in which this image appears
Jay Gould +2
FP category for this image
An excellent candidate for the very underpopulated Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Business
Creator
Uncredited photographer; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 05:53, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow, what a lovely lead to that article. So positive! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:08, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice clean-up from the original.--Godot13 (talk) 09:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Looks like the best possible from the source material, very nice! Mattximus (talk) 14:51, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Interesting (and infamous) figure in late 19th century U.S. history. Sca (talk) 15:07, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - EV ________Alborzagros (talk) 13:29, 22 February 2015 (UTC)_______
  • Support -Hafspajen (talk) 13:30, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jay Gould - Bain News Service.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 06:02, 3 March 2015 (UTC)






The Yellow House (Das Gelbe Haus)

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Original – The yellow house (Vincent's House)
ALT – The yellow house (Vincent's House)
ALT 2 – The yellow house (Vincent's House) (Van Gogh Museum scan)
Reason
A Good Scan of a very well-known work
Articles in which this image appears
Décoration for the Yellow House (Own Article) Vincent van Gogh +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 07:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose original – The printing dots are visible at full size. I much prefer this version: [1]. – Editør (talk) 09:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose (original). Scanned from a book. J Milburn (talk) 13:44, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above, you can see it's from a book. Mattximus (talk) 14:48, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - ALT1 or 2 -It is an interesting painting, a less well know painting, and thus - a learning experience. Hafspajen (talk) 20:14, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
    Alt (1) is much better than the original, but not as detailed as the version on the website of the Van Gogh Museum mentioned above. – Editør (talk) 11:29, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
I believe you can download it from the link. – Editør (talk) 17:32, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alt. 2 – Per Haffy, Crisco. Sca (talk) 15:54, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support ALT2 - Larger, more detailed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:03, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Alt 2 – Editør (talk) 07:16, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - The yellow house ('The street').jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:28, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Only alt 2 has enough support for promotion. --Armbrust Homunculus 07:28, 3 March 2015 (UTC)



Le Quai Saint-Michel et Notre-Dame

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Original – "Le Quai Saint-Michel et Notre-Dame" (1901) by Maximilien Luce (1858–1941); This was painted by Luce when was moving from his Neo-Impressionist period to his later Populist period, according to the Musée d'Orsay, who hold the piece.
Reason
Excellent scan of a great painting
Articles in which this image appears
The Quai Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame, Maximilien Luce, Timeline of Paris
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Maximilien Luce
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 13:50, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Is there EV for this painting? There is no article for the painting itself, and it's simply the 8th out of the 9 paintings by the painter on that page. I'm not sure it's the best way of showing the timeline of Paris either (the other article that it appears). Mattximus (talk) 14:46, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure that the number of paintings that precede it in the article makes any difference, as long as the image is suitable for the article and isn't tucked into a gallery. - SchroCat (talk) 15:27, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Ahem, Schro, it is in the gallery.... Hafspajen (talk) 20:21, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Not when I wrote the above! It's not in a gallery in the second article, however. - SchroCat (talk) 20:26, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Ugh, that's bad. Hafspajen (talk) 20:55, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The painting now has its own article too. A stub for now, but I'll be in Paris in a few weeks and will pick up some further info there. - SchroCat (talk) 22:09, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 09:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice example of what I presume still counts as pointillism. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:16, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Maximilien Luce - The Quai Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)



Airport crash tender

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OriginalRosenbauer Panther, a model of airport crash tender, at Dortmund Airport, 2010.
Reason
One of the toys for big boys. The vehicle's internal equipment is shown, sharp enough, decent EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Rosenbauer Panther
FP category for this image
Vehicles/Land
Creator
DR
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 20:30, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Parts of the sky are blown, and the background is distracting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:09, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - What do you mean about the sky is blown? Hafspajen (talk) 13:40, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
    • He means this. I've now reduced highlights and uploaded that version over the existing one. Brandmeistertalk 15:05, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
      • I think you'd need to go back to the raws to get the proper amount of detail... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Well, I don't know about that sky, but I like this pic. Hafspajen (talk) 23:36, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Now it looks different again...(?) Hafspajen (talk) 20:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The newly uploaded version's sky is way over-processed (posterization?) and I think wrong in colour. There's also chromatic aberration all over the image I'm afraid. -- KTC (talk) 14:05, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 21:43, 3 March 2015 (UTC)



FM Towns Marty

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Original – The FM Towns Marty was a fifth-generation home video game console released in 1991 by Fujitsu, exclusively for the Japanese market. It was the first 32-bit home video game system, and came complete with a built in CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drive.
Reason
High EV. Great quality picture of uncommon hardware. It's extra nice that you can see the FDD slot on it (as well as its cheesy slogan.)
Articles in which this image appears
FM Towns Marty, History of video game consoles (fifth generation)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan-Amos
  • Support as nominator – FakeShemp (talk) 23:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I like these shots, but I worry that they'll fail to inspire. Is the console slightly damaged? A little ding by the Fujitsu logo? J Milburn (talk) 23:57, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - another of Evan-Amos's great work. I'm also curious about the possible ding- @Evan-Amos:? Do you remember what that's about? --PresN 19:33, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 19:52, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 23:14, 3 March 2015 (UTC)



Colonnades of and sky of The Basilica of Saint Paul

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Original – Colonnades of and sky above Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Rome, Italy).
Reason
Higher Resolution plus EV
Articles in which this image appears
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Own Article)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Livioandronico2013
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 04:03, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Wonky composition. Artsy, maybe, but not encyclopedic. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Crisco. I don't see the EV. APK whisper in my ear 09:03, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Crisco, I'm not sure what exactly is the EV for this photograph? Mattximus (talk) 14:57, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Comment Eh? What? I Add The EV For Sure. -National Names 2000 (talk) 01:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
      • I guess we are wondering what exactly the photograph is supposed to illustrate in an encyclopedia? It doesn't really show a good representation of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, only a tiny fraction of it, and that's the only article it is used. Mattximus (talk) 01:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose artistically but not ev for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:33, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 04:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Jane Digby

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Original – Jane Digby, Lady Ellenborough (1807-1881)
Reason
High Resolution
Articles in which this image appears
Jane Digby
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others sometimes Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Artist: William Charles Ross
Uploader: Jan Arkesteijn
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 06:27, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Interesting face. Links to an interesting article. Sca (talk) 14:29, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – EV + HQ - Alborzagros (talk) 14:51, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – I say, had four husbands and many lovers, including King Ludwig I of Bavaria, .. + long list ... Last husband, twenty years her junior, they married under Muslim law and she took the name Jane Elizabeth Digby el Mezrab. Their marriage was a happy one and lasted until her death 28 years later. There is still hope in this world. Hafspajen (talk) 23:12, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • "Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." – Václav HavelSca (talk) 17:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah, Vaclav did't had many resons to be an optimist, poor man. Hafspajen (talk) 16:06, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • biography of Havel, and I must disagree. He led the Velvet Revolution, was twice elected president of his country (or countries), and was by and large acclaimed by the Czech people and many throughout the world. This, for a man who believed in the "power of the powerless." Sca (talk) 22:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I know about Havel. He didn't had an easy life. Hafspajen (talk) 09:52, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:36, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice details and colors. - CorinneSD (talk) 18:48, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jane Digby, Lady Ellenborough, by William Charles Ross.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 06:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



St Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral Set

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Reason
High Resolution and EV
Articles in which this image appears
St Sophia's Cathedral, London
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Diliff
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 06:06, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Thanks National Names 2000, but only 2 of the 4 images you've nominated are used in the article. Also, I'm not sure that they offer enough of a variety of views (other sets nominated have shown different parts of the interiors, not the same interior from slightly different angles). Perhaps just one frontal view and one diagonal view would be enough? Just some thoughts anyway. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:01, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Agree with Diliff. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:13, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:36, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support nice view of the set. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:31, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Diliff I Also Added Two More Photos To That Article In That Case Will You Support? National Names 2000 (talk) 03:17, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice set. Rreagan007 (talk) 19:56, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 06:41, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Charles Catton, by Charles Catton

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Original – Charles Catton, by Charles Catton
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Charles Catton
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Charles Catton
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 10:27, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:13, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - hey, aren't these real good noms, eh? Hafspajen (talk) 12:32, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:35, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – very nice. SagaciousPhil - Chat 12:13, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A great self-portrait. CorinneSD (talk) 18:46, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Charles Catton, by Charles Catton (1728-1798).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 10:28, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Boys Bathing on the River Wensum, Norwich

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Original – Boys Bathing on the River Wensum, Norwich by John Crome
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
John Crome + River Wensum (recently added)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
John Crome
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 10:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support .--Hafspajen (talk) 13:06, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:34, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 17:50, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Appears representative of this artist's oeuvre. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:08, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:John Crome - Boys Bathing on the River Wensum, Norwich - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 10:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Poster by Bissill commissioned for the Ministry of Information

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Original – Poster by George Bissill commissioned for the Ministry of Information during the Second World War of coal miners at work.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
George Bissill
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
George Bissill
I can't perceive what blurred means here! The painting is so clear and distinct. please take look at it in zoom-in state.-Alborzagros (talk) 12:35, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I was. At this resolution, it should be crisper. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:06, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 10:50, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Sir Francis Bourgeois by Sir William Beechey

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Original – Sir Francis Bourgeois by Sir William Beechey (date of painting unknown, but painter died in 1839)
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Francis Bourgeois
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
William Beechey
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:04, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:34, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice portrait. - CorinneSD (talk) 18:43, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - looks like I missed this one! Hafspajen (talk) 16:36, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sir Peter Francis Bourgeois by Sir William Beechey.jpg --Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:16, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Thomas Browne with his wife Dorothy, by Joan Carlile

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OriginalThomas Browne with his wife Dorothy, by Joan Carlile, c. 1641 – 1650. From the National Portrait Gallery, London collection.
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Thomas Browne and Joan Carlile
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Joan Carlile
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:24, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - this is almost a miniature, (18,4 cm x 22,9 cm) by one of the the very first woman English painters and woman portrait painters, that practiced painting professionally. Wish we could have more works from her. [2] And hope the sources are not a mess. Hafspajen (talk) 19:18, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 12:21, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 18:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lady Dorothy Browne (née Mileham); Sir Thomas Browne by Joan Carlile.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:28, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Profile Portrait of a Lady

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OriginalProfile Portrait of a Young Lady, commonly attributed to Italian artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo. Painted with oil on poplar wood in 1465, the painting features an unidentified lady in an exquisite brocade dress, whose posture suggests she is sitting in the marble embrasure of a window or balcony.
Reason
Those were the blessed days without botox and artificial eyelashes... Speculated to be Lucrezia Landriani, but I couldn't find a reliable source for that.
Articles in which this image appears
Profile Portrait of a Young Lady, three more
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Antonio del Pollaiuolo (presumably)
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 16:07, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - wonderful portrait. Hafspajen (talk) 18:13, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Glad to have some more paintings of this age. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:46, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - As good as a wonderful day! + EV Alborzagros (talk) 05:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -SchroCat (talk) 12:21, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Piero del Pollaiuolo - Profile Portrait of a Young Lady - Gemäldegalerie Berlin - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 16:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun

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Original – Self portrait (1782) by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842); Le Brun was possibly the most important female painter of the 18th century. This painting is a free imitation of Peter Paul Rubens's 1622 portrait Portrait of Susanna Lunden. After the selfie was cleaned, it appeared to be an autographed replica of the original (held in a private collection).
Reason
Superb scan of an excellent picture
Articles in which this image appears
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun + 5 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 20:34, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - A very nice painting. CorinneSD (talk) 23:12, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  —  Nice lady and ace painting - Alborzagros (talk) 05:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Improves coverage of female artists. Btw, she was 27 at that time - a youth frozen in a painting... Brandmeistertalk 22:07, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Jupiter and Io from Google Art Project

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Original – Kinky mythology. Jupiter's amorous escapades. Jupiter's passion having sex with women in disguise typifies the unabashed eroticism, radiance, and cool, pearly colors associated with Correggio's best work.
Reason
Used, own article, Google file. The scene is depicting Jupiter seducing Io, a mytological tale... The scene is is inspired by Ovid's classic Metamorphoses. Jupiter was often tempted by other women and took on various disguises in order to cover his various escapades, one time taking the form of a swan, another time of a bull, rain, and in this story a cloud.
A copy of this painting is seen here Marriage A-la-Mode 4, The Toilette - William Hogarth.jpg - on the wall...
Articles in which this image appears
Jupiter and Io, Antonio da Correggio, Orleans Collection, The Io Passion
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Antonio da Correggio
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 22:54, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 23:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  —  Gorgeous painting. Alborzagros (talk) 05:41, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Question: Why is the information painting in red? - Alborzagros (talk) 05:43, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Because the nominator put the whole sentences in wikilinks. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:10, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
      • My question didn't deal with technical issue. I mean why should it be? The text can be edited because of featured picture rules. - Alborzagros (talk) 07:39, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Just a joke, Alborzagros - or maybe a future article Face-wink.svg ?These Roman gods were really hopeless...Hafspajen (talk) 09:18, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Antonio Allegri, called Correggio - Jupiter and Io - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 22:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)



Saint Basil's Cathedral

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Original – I don't really think it needs introduction, but Saint Basil's Cathedral is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Built from 1555–61, it commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.
Reason
High resolution and quality. Currently a finalist for POTY
Articles in which this image appears
Saint Basil's Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very encyclopedic. Alborzagros (talk) 05:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - And a very funny saint to go with too...the crazy-wise mystic St Basil... Who used to walk around naked, break in to wealthy peoples shops and steal food and give it the poor, who was quarreling with Ivan the Terrible (who build this cathedral), for being bloody cruel (and so he was). Not exactly a life insurance those times. The tsar would probably kill any other man criticizing him, but he left Basil alone; because he was seen as an extremely holy man. Hafspajen (talk) 09:21, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Rather glare-ish. Detail lost to dazzling nighttime lighting. Sca (talk) 17:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I compared this side by side with the daylight picture at the top of the article and to be honest the colours are a lot better in the day pic... Maybe it's better at night when actually visiting it, but in this picture the colours seem pale and washed... hiley 23:03, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - aw, I don't know, it does glow somehow ... and there are more Onion domes visible in the night pic. Hafspajen (talk) 13:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
    NOT AN ALT -Just for comparison - Hafspajen (talk) 13:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The colors are bright because they are lighted with bright lights, but I don't think they are distorted by the lights. Also, supporting this image does not mean negating all the images of the cathedral taken during the daytime. It's just a different image, so it's a good one to have. - CorinneSD (talk) 18:38, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • It's not the brightness of the colors, it's the loss of detail and texture due to, in effect, overexposure. Sca (talk) 21:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support It's a nice night shot. Rreagan007 (talk) 19:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sant Vasily cathedral in Moscow.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 00:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



Skyline de Chicago desde el centro, Illinois, Estados Unidos, 2012-10-20, DD 06

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Original – This part of Chicago's skyline shows the backdrop (Including CNA Center, Willis Tower and Legacy Tower) to the Petrillo Music Shell and several notable buildings
Reason
This image adds strong support to the main image by giving additional perspective to the reader. This is also an FP on commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Petrillo Music Shell and Legacy Tower
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorTonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:04, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • note - It'd to better to rewrite the picture information as mentioned in article. «Petrillo Music Shell in front of the Chicago Skyline (Including CNA Center, Willis Tower and Legacy Tower)» - Alborzagros (talk) 05:38, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Lighting is not really conducive to the scene. The sunset is nice, but everything else is in a strong shadow as a result. Sunsets can enhance scenes like this, but I think it would have been better perhaps to take this at sunrise with the facing the buildings, rather than backlighting them. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:29, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Diliff. Sca (talk) 17:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Diliff. Interesting view though. APK whisper in my ear 22:31, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose per Diliff - although only weak as unusually there's lots of detail in this picture... Just would prefer it lighter to be able to bring out the colours hiley 22:53, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 13:31, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



The Diverting History of John Gilpin (Part I)

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Reason
Caldecott is really notable, William Cowper, while a bit out-of-fashion, possibly for good reasons (he pads a bit) is highly notable, and even Edmund Evans, the publisher is notable. This is the first two images from the set, provided to allow initial comments before I finish it. I intend to finish the colour illustrations next, then the black and white. The article discusses the illustrations.
  • Question: Aren't they a bit pale? It's more the other images on that page are too dark and over-saturated. I have the book. There's a strong tendency for people to do that sort of edit if they don't work against the originals.
Articles in which this image appears
The Diverting History of John Gilpin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations
Creator
Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 08:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Why just part 1? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:57, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    • As I said, figured checking everything was alright so far wouldn't hurt before finishing the set. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
      • Yeah the quality's certainly there... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:50, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great illustrations. - CorinneSD (talk) 18:31, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - perhaps just nominate the first one solo? With two images it is an incomplete set. I don't see any reason you couldn't nominate the entire set later (or defined subsets) including a single that may already be featured, IMO...--Godot13 (talk) 08:58, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 13:31, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



The Wilton Diptych in a series of two

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Caption
The Wilton Diptych (c. 1395-99); a small egg on oak portable diptych depicting Richard II of England kneeling before the Virgin and Child. The painting is described by the art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon as "the most beautiful dream of heaven to survive in all British art".
Reason
This is the finest British work of the International Gothic style
Articles in which this image appears
Wilton Diptych
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Unknown English or French painter from the 1390s
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 14:57, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:31, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Amazing quality. The tempera practically glitters. Étienne Dolet (talk) 23:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Lapis lazuli, no? Hafspajen (talk) 13:31, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic paintings. Great color, textural details, and composition. CorinneSD (talk) 18:28, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Wilton diptych; left-hand panel.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 14:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Promoted File:Wilton diptych; right-hand panel.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 14:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Added images to the Artwork category, as there is an article about the painting. Armbrust Homunculus 14:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



Allegory of Fortune

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Original – The artist Salvator Rosa was almost arrested for this artwork as it was seen as a satirical attack on the Pope's patronage of the arts.
Reason
Excellent scan of terrific painting; high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Allegory of Fortune, a new article on the painting; Salvator Rosa, the artist; Allegory; and two others.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Salvator Rosa
  • Support as nominatorSagaciousPhil - Chat 15:52, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Lovely. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:58, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 16:31, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - accept, no refunds. Hafspajen (talk) 19:19, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support and nice to have an article on this, too Brandmeistertalk 19:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice! - SchroCat (talk) 21:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Interesting painting. CorinneSD (talk) 18:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Salvator Rosa (Italian) - Allegory of Fortune - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 15:53, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



Chinese Shuttlecock

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Original – A Chinese Shuttlecock used in China.
Reason
It is an actual shuttlecock that they use in China when they actually play games with it.
Articles in which this image appears
Jianzi
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Sport
Creator
Yoshi24517
  • Support as nominator Let me know your comments. – Yoshi24517Chat Online 23:40, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose and suggest withdrawal. Background is distracting, subject is in shadows. Not properly aligned horizontally and vertically. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose A picture of a shuttlecock is fine, but it needs to be an exceptional picture of one in order to become a Featured Picture. I am not certain I understand why the nominator thinks this image is remarkable. 4444Talk 23:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:56, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



Great Court of the British Museum

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Original – The Great Court of the British Museum, showing the tessellated roof, the largest covered roof in Europe.
Reason
It's an interesting view (albeit oft repeated) of the Great Court of the British Museum, the main interior space in which all the galleries and rooms emanate from. It's high resolution, taken during the blue hour which allows the tessellated roof to contrast against the warmer tones of the interior. It's EV is wide ranging as it illustrates a wide variety of articles relating to the the architectural style and the museum itself.
Articles in which this image appears
British Museum, British Museum Reading Room, Museum architecture, Queen Elizabeth II Great Court and Tessellated roof
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 17:35, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Another form of cathedral, eh? Face-wink.svg — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
    • If by 'cathedral', you mean any impressive interior space, then yeah I guess so. ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
      • More of a "place where people go to find answers, built with impressive architecture". But yes. Very impressive :D. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:37, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - very good architecture. Hafspajen (talk) 09:37, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support thanks a lot for your good work!!! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent work. APK whisper in my ear 22:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent quality and EV as ever... hiley 22:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent photo of an interesting space. CorinneSD (talk) 18:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Great shot.--Godot13 (talk) 01:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:British Museum Great Court, London, UK - Diliff.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 17:57, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



Hygin-Auguste Cavé

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OriginalHygin-Auguste Cavé, a French attorney, journalist, and government official, as well as an occasional playwright and librettist, in an 1844 portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Reason
High quality scan of a good portrait of a notable individual by a notable artist.
Articles in which this image appears
Hygin-Auguste Cavé
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:55, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - looks good to me. Mattximus (talk) 01:16, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I wonder why Ingres added "à Madame" to the signature in the bottom right corner. Brandmeistertalk 13:33, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    • According to the article, "Through his wife, Cavé became acquainted with [her] former teacher Ingres, as well as Delacroix and Gigoux. In 1844 [Cavé] commissioned Ingres to paint his portrait, which was apparently intended to be a companion piece to Ingres's earlier portrait of Mme Cavé". — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:59, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – It's not on the Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres page. Sca (talk) 16:55, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    • Does it have to be? This image is being nominated for showing Cave, not for illustrating Ingres' style. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:31, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support- that article is not well illustrated, I say. Was thinking about having a go at it some day. Hafspajen (talk) 20:13, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think probably this is a very good likeness of Cavé. It shows his individuality. CorinneSD (talk) 18:21, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support HQ and much EV. --Alborzagros (talk) 13:33, 1 March 2015 (UTC)--
  • Comment-2 – EV? According to his article, he's famous nowadays mainly for having been painted by Ingres. Sca (talk) 14:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - That statement in the lede of the article on Hygin-Auguste Cavé, "He is perhaps best known as the subject of a portrait by the French artist Ingres, which is on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art" may be mainly true in the U.S., but I would suspect that in France he is remembered also for his many other accomplishments. CorinneSD (talk) 20:25, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
A famous French lawyer. Hmmmm. Sca (talk) 23:15, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, maybe he wouldn't be remembered for being a lawyer, but look (in the article) at all the other things he did. I think you're teasing me, though. - CorinneSD (talk) 23:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Moi? Sca (talk) 14:53, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Edmond Cavé 1844 Ingres - NY Met Museum of Art.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 23:57, 5 March 2015 (UTC)



Mugger crocodile

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OriginalMugger crocodile (Gando) in Chabahar, Iran
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Mugger crocodile
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
User:HaDi
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Technically too small, and not very sharp either. Samsara 12:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Suggest Speedy Close due to not meeting size requirements... hiley 13:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:05, 6 March 2015 (UTC)



Škoda Superb

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Original – The Škoda Superb is a large family car that has been produced by the Czech car manufacturer Škoda Auto since 2001.
Reason
Very high quality image with good EV for many of the articles.
Articles in which this image appears
Škoda Superb, Automotive industry in Ukraine, Škoda Auto, Czech Republic + 4 more
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Michel de Vries
  • Support as nominator – FakeShemp (talk) 15:36, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – As in the case of the Porsche, this strikes me as a product-type shot of a more or less contemporary model from a particular manufacturer. Sca (talk) 17:06, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support a very good product photo for free! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:28, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose I didn't mind the Porsche picture, but the lights on this are distracting and leave lines over the bodywork where there aren't lines... hiley 22:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I can't say I share Sca's concern, though I don't think it's unreasonable. Gaz raises a good point, though, which is why this is "weak". J Milburn (talk) 12:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 15:40, 6 March 2015 (UTC)



Taractrocera ceramas

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OriginalTaractrocera ceramas, commonly known as the Tamil Grass Dart, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found from the western Ghats to Bombay, in the hills of southern India and northern Burma. Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India.
Reason
A very nice picture of a butterfly. We don't have enough of them!
Articles in which this image appears
Taractrocera ceramas
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Jkadavoor
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 02:50, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - pretty little butterfly come to the flower ... Hafspajen (talk) 11:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very clear photo. Very nice. CorinneSD (talk) 18:17, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Very good macro shot. --Ebertakis (talk) 22:02, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent work. APK whisper in my ear 09:41, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Thanks all. Hope I can back to photography and make better results, soon. Jee 01:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice shot.-Godot13 (talk) 01:09, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 15:04, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Taractrocera ceramas Tamil Grass Dart by Jkadavoor.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 00:01, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Monks' cellarium, Fountains Abbey

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Original – Vaulted monks' cellarium at Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site
Reason
Nice colour interior image of a World Heritage Site.
Articles in which this image appears
Cellarium, Fountains Abbey
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
KTC
  • Support as nominatorKTC (talk) 00:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose because of the colors. Ain't natural, it didn't look like that originally. --Janke | Talk 07:15, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
It might be better if there was some explanation of why it is lit in this way. 31.49.120.201 (talk)
It depends what one mean by "originally". If you mean what it looked like a few hundred years ago when the monastery was in use, then no of course not. If you mean that's what it look like today (or rather, when I went there in December), then it does look like that originally. The lighting was put in place by the people running the site itself (i.e. National Trust). I didn't set up any special lighting to take the picture. -- KTC (public) (talk) 16:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Lightning that it's an art installation made with light. I have done something similar myself. Hafspajen (talk) 18:27, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps it would be more featurable if it illustrated Art installation then. 109.151.39.1 (talk) 12:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – It may be very well to manipulate colored lights for effect, but in this setting it just looks gimmicky, IMO. Sca (talk) 14:00, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 00:19, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Maureen O'Hara

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Reason
Has recently won an Honorary Academy Award; typical glamour portrait for its day. I believe that last aspect was missed at its 2), Leslie Howard for further examples of the style
Articles in which this image appears
Maureen O'Hara, Irish people (in collage)
FP category for this image
People/Entertainment
Creator
Unknown (studio publicity still)
  • Support as nominatorSamsara 03:26, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. Publicity stills such as this usually had the copyright notice on the reverse (if they had one at all). We cannot be certain that there was no notice without being able to check the reverse, and... sadly... Doctor Macro never uploads those. (Also, this strikes me as having had a pure white background added digitally) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:26, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
But FPC is not the place to address copyright concerns. Samsara 20:42, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't get where people came up with that idea. For an image to be featured, it must be free. WP:FP? #4 on Wikipedia. If it is not free, then it does not meet the criteria. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:46, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
If you're not willing to nominate it for deletion, then you haven't finished the job and you just make it look like you're actually trying to sabotage the nom for reasons that have nothing to do with the copyright status. If you really have concerns, I dare you to nominate it for deletion so we can do this job properly. Samsara 03:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Wow, ABF much? Particularly ironic considering your own replies to Hafs in other nominations. I wrote a quick oppose, based on previous experiences with Doctor Macro stills (not posters; posters had their copyright notices on the front), about 2 minutes before stepping out to handle paperwork related to me registering for the doctorate program. I've barely been home for more than to sleep since 48 hours ago. Yes, I am perfectly fine with XFDing this. No need to dare me. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:14, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
And are you saying you want the Hepburn case to be repeated? Commons:Deletion requests/File:Hepburn-afternoon.jpg ended with the deletion of an English-Wikipedia featured picture of the actress. If we'd looked at copyright more carefully during the nomination (at the time I was not as versed in copyright issues, hence my support there; you yourself appeared to consider the license within FPC's purview as well...), we'd have avoided such an embarrassment. I've learned my lesson. Has FPC? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I would simply like you to raise addressable issues, not throw around wild suspicions that you apparently cannot substantiate either way. Samsara 05:52, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Samsara, I think you are being unreasonable. Copyright concerns certainly are something that should be addressed here when they exist, and it is right and fair that we ask for a high level of certainty concerning the copyright status of images nominated at FPC. J Milburn (talk) 12:26, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • My concern was, and remains, addressable: we either delete this image (under the precautionary principle on Commons) or we confirm that the image was indeed published without a copyright notice. EBay is usually pretty good for that, though matching up the exact images is a sometimes thing. BTW, I'd have raised (and I believe I have raised) the same concern whenever I've seen these images come through FAC. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:41, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - -- Armbrust I don't know about the rules, but the image, when I clicked on it states - nominated for deletion. This media file has been nominated for deletion since 26 February 2015 ... souldn't this be speedy close? Hafspajen (talk) 09:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 06:06, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Cézanne's glorious Mount Saint Victoire

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Reason
Great EV. One of the paintings that sparked a revolution in art.
Articles in which this image appears
Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley, Paul Cézanne, Mont_Sainte-Victoire_(Cézanne)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paul Cézanne
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 08:55, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 18:04, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 19:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - The original resolution can be uploaded. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:51, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support now that the original res is up. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:48, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 15:04, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Paul Cézanne - Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley (Metropolitan Museum of Art).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 09:00, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Masaccio's Madonna and Child

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OriginalMadonna and Child (1426): The artist Masaccio (1401–28) was the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. It was the central panel of an altar in the Santa Maria del Carmine church in Pisa.
Reason
Fantastic scan of superb Renaissance altarpiece
Articles in which this image appears
Madonna and Child (Masaccio)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Masaccio
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 10:12, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment The source should be fixed, currently it simply states "scan", but may be directly sourced to the London National Gallery. Brandmeistertalk 10:27, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Yep - I've overhauled the info on there to include all the other relevant info. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 10:41, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 18:03, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great image yup!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 15:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support An over-represented art genre, but this at least brings something new to the table. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:01, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Masaccio. Madonna and Child. 1426. National Gallery, London.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 10:21, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Fall of Man (van der Goes)

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Original – The Fall of Man from the left panel of the Vienna Diptych by the Flemish artist Hugo van der Goes. Painted in the second half of the 15th century, it shows Serpent as a bipedal salamander-like creature because it was assumed that the serpent could walk before God's curse compelled it to crawl and eat dust. Such depiction of the Serpent was introduced into art in the late 13th century and was later generally abandoned by the Renaissance artists.
Reason
This particular Fall of Man is interesting because of salamander-like bipedal tempting Serpent, which in later depictions would become the ordinary snake we got used to. I haven't spotted a good digitization of the right panel, though.
Articles in which this image appears
Vienna Diptych
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hugo van der Goes
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 10:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - One of the most famous artworks in art history. (can't we fix a better scan of the Vienna Diptych right side?)Hafspajen (talk) 11:03, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 18:02, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The northern Renaissance was way ahead of its time. Étienne Dolet (talk) 23:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per nom.--Godot13 (talk) 01:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 15:02, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support But is Eve supposed to be pregnant or just chubby? Rreagan007 (talk) 19:55, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • "It's not the apple in the tree that's the problem, it's the pair on the ground." Sca (talk) 14:14, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hugo van der Goes - The Fall of Man and The Lamentation - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 10:45, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Terry Plank

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Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Terry Plank
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 12:36, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Persian carpet made by artist Ghyas el Din Jami Wool, cotton and silk, from 1542 - 1543

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OriginalPersian carpet made by artist Ghyas el Din Jami – Wool, cotton and silk, from 1542–1543
Reason
why you think it meets the FPC criteria and should be featured (check criteria first)
Articles in which this image appears
Persian carpet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Others
Creator
Ghyas el Din Jami
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 12:32, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 12:35, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support-Oppose per comments below. Very good image of an excellent example of a Persian carpet. CorinneSD (talk) 17:54, 25 February 2015 (UTC)CorinneSD (talk) 00:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
But I have a question: why is it dark at the corners, especially at the left end? Is that a result of aging of the carpet or of lighting? - CorinneSD (talk) 17:56, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose looks very blurry at full resolution. Can't make out details. Renata (talk) 18:58, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose The image has been tampered with. A digital patch was applied (badly) on top of a (damaged?) portion of the carpet on the upper right corner. Also, although the pixel count is not bad, the image is indeed quite blurry. And, BTW, are we sure that we got the size right? 0.3x0.7 meters is more like a doormat than a carpet. --Ebertakis (talk) 21:58, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Comment- The file is a Google file, https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/tabriz/CgFkUW6YyFkczw source say 682 cm X 322 cm, that's giant. It's added - |pretty_dimensions = w682 x h335 cm, no idea why it is comming up as milimeter. Hafspajen (talk) 23:08, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Ebertakis. Really bad digital manipulation in the top right in terms of resolutions, brightness, and alignment mismatch. -- KTC (talk) 23:53, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, well, pity for the technicalities, because it is a gorgeous carpet. Hafspajen (talk) 01:57, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I hope Google didn't pay too much for that photograph. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:36, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 12:37, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



Mount Etna eruption

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Original – Movie footage of Etna's eruptive episode (paroxysm) during the night of 16-17 November 2013. Places where the footage was recorded (copied from source):
00:00 Piano Vetore (upper southwest flank of Etna)
00:16 Piano del Vescovo (upper southeast flank of Etna)
03:03 Zafferana Etnea (southeast flank of Etna)
03:33 Santa Venerina (southeast flank of Etna)
03:58 Milo (east flank of Etna)
04:20 Mareneve road near Fornazzo (east flank of Etna)
05:06 Mareneve road near Monte Fontane (ENE flank of Etna)
05:43 Mareneve road near Fornazzo (east flank of Etna)
07:03 Fornazzo (east flank of Etna)
07:16 Tremestieri Etneo (south flank of Etna)
Reason
I find the quality of this video to be outstanding. Also, the EV is great. It's probably the most famous volcano in the world. Having footage of its eruption is almost a blessing. Also, have fun clicking on the times I've indicated in the caption to hear the detonations one after the other, and you'll discover that they sound very different.
Articles in which this image appears
Mount Etna
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Others
Creator
Boris Behncke

Promoted File:Paroxysm at Etna, 16-17 November 2013.webm --Armbrust Homunculus 23:29, 7 March 2015 (UTC)



The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John (Hendrick ter Brugghen)

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OriginalThe Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John is a painting by Hendrick ter Brugghen, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Probably painted in about 1625 as an altarpiece for a Catholic "hidden church" in the Calvinist Dutch United Provinces, it was discovered in a bombed out church in South Hackney, London in 1956. The scene depicted is taken from the Gospel of John: "When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home."
Reason
High quality painting, unknown for over three centuries, and discovered in a bombed out church. The stories this work could tell...
Articles in which this image appears
The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hendrick ter Brugghen

Promoted File:Hendrick ter Brugghen The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 00:00, 8 March 2015 (UTC)



Parable of the Good Samaritan

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Original – Depiction of a biblical teaching of Jesus, the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
Reason
I believe this image meets app the featured article criteria. Used on multiple articles, high quality and technical standard, etc. It's gorgeous really, and has an incredible visual effect on the reader. It is Jan Wijnants's Parable of the Good Samaritan, depicting the the parable as told by Jesus in response to a question posed to him by a Mosaic scholar.
Articles in which this image appears
Parable of the Good Samaritan, Parable, Luke 10, Jan Wijnants. Used on other wikis as well.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Jan Wijnants

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 07:51, 8 March 2015 (UTC)



Stephan's Quintet

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OriginalStephan's Quintet, a group of four galaxies. The upper left NGC 7320 is seven times closer to earth and NGC 7319, at top right, is a barred spiral with distinct spiral arms that follow nearly 180 degrees back to the bar. NGC 7317, at bottom left, is a normal-looking elliptical galaxy and the next galaxy appears to have two cores, but it is actually two galaxies, NGC 7318A and NGC 7318B.
ALT - Denoised.
Reason
A super quality pic with good EV
Articles in which this image appears
NGC 7317 and Stephan's Quintet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Promoted File:Stephan's Quintet Hubble 2009.full denoise.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 15:31, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Only the alt has enogh support for promotion. Armbrust Homunculus 15:31, 8 March 2015 (UTC)



Mr and Mrs Andrews

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OriginalMr and Mrs Andrews is an oil on canvas portrait of about 1750 by Thomas Gainsborough, now in the National Gallery, London. Little known until the 20th century, the painting drew great praise after its first exhibition and was an icon of British art by the mid-1950s. Interestingly (and to great effect), it combines portraiture and landscape painting.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable painting
Articles in which this image appears
Mr and Mrs Andrews +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Thomas Gainsborough

Promoted File:Thomas Gainsborough - Mr and Mrs Andrews.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 23:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)



The Duke of Buckingham

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Original – George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. Lines are from tree structure.
Reason
Rather striking, very detailed painting of a historical person, George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham; the favourite of King James I of England - here shrouded in pearls
Articles in which this image appears
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty and nobility
Creator
Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 01:48, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:01, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice! - SchroCat (talk) 12:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:59, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Rreagan007 (talk) 20:01, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Nifty outfit. Sca (talk) 14:07, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Michiel J. van Miereveld - George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 01:51, 9 March 2015 (UTC)



Huacachina Dunes Oasis

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Original – Huacachina and surrounding dunes
Huacachina Dunes cropped ALT
ALT - crop left by ~1500px.
Reason
Interesting subject , meets size requirements,
Articles in which this image appears
Huacachina Ica, Peru
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Ingo Mehling
  • Support as nominator Nice image (looks like something out of a fantasy setting) although a crop of the first 100px on the left might be beneficial – ©Geni (talk) 14:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Eye Catching place to have a town. Looks like a fun place to live, if a little difficult to live without sand invading your entire life and home! Quality seems fine to me, although agree that a crop from the left would cut out some of the repetative scenery - but then this also shows perfectly the setting this place is in... Would support either at this stage... hiley 15:16, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- KTC (talk) 19:06, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - What's that strange shadow creeping in from the (viewer's) left? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:00, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I see it too now you mention it - the crop I've suggested would fix that... hiley 10:01, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Either of you mind adding an image note to show what you meant? -- KTC (talk) 10:08, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • marked. Looking the image over, I'm also concerned by the blown highlights in the sky and the fact that the village is in shadows — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:51, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Geni, gazhiley, and Crisco 1492 how about a crop of much of the sand on the left, which will also take out much of the blown sky? -- KTC (talk) 13:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • hmm I feel that once you crop beyond the vignetting (the shadow on the left) you lose the composition. A pity.©Geni (talk) 23:42, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. There's an issue that nobody has commented on yet... There seems to be a significant bowing of the panorama. The left side is bowing outwards to the left, and the right side is bowing outwards to the right. There's also a minor stitching error above and below the left hand oasis. And the sky is a bit blown and the town itself is too dark. I think the image has a lot of potential and wow but I'd love to get my hands on the original images and process it better. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:01, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 14:06, 9 March 2015 (UTC)



della Francesca's Baptism of Christ

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OriginalThe Baptism of Christ (1848–50), Piero della Francesca; a sublime picture and one of the gems of the National Gallery. According to our article, "It portrays Christ being baptised by John, his head surmounted by a dove representing the Holy Spirit. Christ, John's hand, the bird and the bowl form an axis which divides the painting in two symmetrical parts. A second division is created by the tree on the left, which instead divides it according to the golden ratio." So there you go.
Reason
Superb image of a major work
Articles in which this image appears
The Baptism of Christ (Piero della Francesca)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Piero della Francesca
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 00:11, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -AW!! My favourite, Schro! One of the most wonderful picture in the whole world. Just excellent. Hafspajen (talk) 01:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:34, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I can certainly see the appeal, even if the emotional reaction isn't that strong for me. Gorgeous work. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:36, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Eh. This is a painting where the painter have calculated everything, even the smallest details to that they should fit the according to the golden ratio. It is a masterpiece of the very first divison. Hafspajen (talk) 21:39, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Piero, battesimo di cristo 04.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 00:13, 10 March 2015 (UTC)



Alessandro Vittoria

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Original – A portrait of the Italian sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, of the Venetian school. He was considered one of the foremost Italian sculptors of the 16th century.
Reason
High quality scan, good painting of a notable sculptor (an underrepresented group)
Articles in which this image appears
Alessandro Vittoria
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Paolo Veronese
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:09, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - great artwork. Paolo Veronese is a wonderful artist. Hafspajen (talk) 01:34, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 12:19, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:57, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Alessandro Vittoria - Paolo Veronese.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 01:10, 10 March 2015 (UTC)



Bouts's The Entombment

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OriginalThe Entombment (probably 1450s), Dieric Bouts; a painting in which pigments were bound with glue before being attached to linen by Bouts, an Early Netherlandish painter. According to the FA article, the “painting is an austere but affecting portrayal of sorrow and grief. It shows four female and three male mourners grieving over the body of Christ.”
Reason
Excellent scan of high EV piece (FA on the painting)
Articles in which this image appears
The Entombment (Bouts)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Dieric Bouts

Promoted File:Dieric Bouts - The Entombment - Artron.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 18:55, 10 March 2015 (UTC)



Mealybugs

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Original – Three mealybugs, insects in the family Pseudococcidae. These unarmored scale insects are found in moist, warm climates and considered pests as they feed on plant juices of greenhouse plants, house plants and subtropical trees.
Reason
As can be seen from the file history, this was a tough shot to get right. Mealybugs are tiny little "bug-cows" (herded by ants) which feed on plant matter. These were found in our garden (the pinkish background is the wall). I ended up focus stacking 5 images to get all three of these tiny insects in focus (not an easy task, if you look at the rest of the Commons category). I think it's rather nice, even if they terrorize plants.
Articles in which this image appears
Mealybug
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:41, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I appreciate how big an ask this is, but do we have any clearer identification? We have nearly 300 listed genera, nevermind species, so "a mealybug" is actually a very vague ID. J Milburn (talk) 10:33, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I can try to ask, but some of the identification methods (poking a female, for instance) are not applicable to pictures. My wife's also gotten rid of the mealybugs - as soon as I told her they eat plants, she didn't want them in the garden. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
      • To quote User:Shyamal from elsewhere: "Unfortunately most mealybugs can only be identified under a microscope and identifying to species would require the specialist (i.e. not me) to examine a specimen, dissect the genitalia and compare with literature (often scattered in journals)." I'm still looking for a genus-level ID, but not hoping for much. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
        • Alright, I've received a response from an entomologist Jee recommended. As with Shyamal, he stated that a certain identification from a photograph would be impossible. He did note, however, that there is a species (Phenacoccus parvus) which feeds on Lantana (as here). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Can we get it down to a genus or other subgrouping? Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
      • No, "identification" as above included identification to the genus as well. Sorry I wasn't clearer about that — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
        • I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable supporting this without clearer ID. We used to pass a lot of images with only genus level ID, but even that strikes me as less than ideal, now. A lack of clear ID, for my money, reduces EV; the best and most useful images in professional works (such as reputable guidebooks or scientific papers [didn't we used to have something about this in the criteria?]) are going to have a subject which is identified with some accuracy. Josh Milburn (talk) 09:18, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
          • Oh, I understand completely. There are a lot of unidentified insects I've taken images of which haven't been anywhere near FPC or QIC (on Commons); they may be technically there, but the ID needs to be done. For the mealybugs, I thought that the extreme difficulty of proper identification (and the technical shot) would be a mitigating factor, so I tried nominating anyways. No worries if that's not the case. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:32, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 03:16, 11 March 2015 (UTC)



In the memory of the the scuttled, the blocked, banned, and those who have just given up

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Original – Christ in the desert by Ivan Kramskoi
Reason
It is an iconic painting by an important Russian painter. Ivan Kramskoy was a significant figure in the Russian art history - both painter and art theoretician, the intellectual leader of the Russian democratic art movement in 1860-1880, together with Artel of Artists.jpg Russian artists like Ilya Repin and Ivan Shishkin.
Articles in which this image appears
Christ in the Desert, Ivan Kramskoi, List of Russian artists, Mark 1, Matthew 4:2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Ivan Kramskoy
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 11:19, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I've not seen this before: good choice! - SchroCat (talk) 12:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:56, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nice to finally have this in featurable resolution, well done. Brandmeistertalk 21:42, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 08:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Christ in the Wilderness - Ivan Kramskoy - Google Cultural Institute.jpg --Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 11:19, 11 March 2015 (UTC)



Echo and Narcissus

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OriginalJohn William Waterhouse's 1903 painting of the classic mythology poem Echo and Narcissus; Echo loves the handsome Narcissus who rejects her and loves only his own reflection. The beautiful nymph fades away until only the whisper of her once beautiful voice is left. Waterhouse, mythology, Google Art scan - of course I'm going to nominate this delightful illustration!
Reason
Lovely scan from Google Art Project of charming painting by John William Waterhouse; good EV with it's own article that I hope to expand a little bit more soon.
Articles in which this image appears
Echo and Narcissus (Waterhouse painting) a presently stubby article on the painting; John William Waterhouse the artist; Echo and Narcissus, the article about the poem; Walker Art Gallery, where it is held; and Narcissus (plant).
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
John William Waterhouse
  • Support as nominatorSagaciousPhil - Chat 11:34, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - bit baffled that we don't have more of his works... he is a great artist with a huge production . Hafspajen (talk) 11:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Ophelia (1894)was a dainty little maid
Who loved a very melancholy Dane
Whose affection of the heart, so it is said,
Preceded his affection of the brain.
Heir apparent to the Crown,
He thought lightly of her passion.
Having wandered up and down
In an incoherent fashion
When she found he wouldn't wed her,
In a river, in a medder,
Took a header, and a deader
Was Ophelia.

Ophelia to her sex was a disgrace,
Whom nobody could feel compassion for.
Ophelia should have gone to Ely Place
To consult an eminent solicitor.
When such promises as these
Breaks a suitor, rich and regal,
Why, substantial damages
Is the panacea legal -
From a jury - sons of Adam,
Though as stony as Macadam,
Maid or madam, she'd have had 'em
Would Ophelia

-The Mountebanks
  • Support - anything by Waterhouse is good, and this looks fine. Nathanielfirst (talk) 10:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 12:50, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Intriguing work from a very intriguing artist, with whom I had not been familiar. Like his Ophelia paintings, too. (Oops!) Sca (talk) 19:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Quite so, mysterious stranger. Hafspajen (talk) 17:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Echo is wondering why he isn't looking at her :) Brandmeistertalk 21:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Because he is a pompous ass. She should have realized that she would be better of without him, Brad.Lagrenee - Echo and Narcissus.jpg Just look at him, he can't get out of that blasted water....Hafspajen (talk) 09:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • What? Did you say something, Haffy? Sca (talk) 22:45, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Eh, you are just playing games.Face-confused.svg You just corrected ass. Hafspajen (talk) 22:48, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • What did you say?? You whisper so terrible ... Hafspajen (talk) 23:05, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • What did you say??
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    What did you say?? Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:05, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • say??
    say??
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    say?? Hafspajen (talk) 13:22, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:John William Waterhouse - Echo and Narcissus - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 11:35, 11 March 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of a Man, possibly Marsilio Ficino, Metropolitan Museum of Art by Domenico Ghirlandaio

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OriginalPortrait of a Man, possibly Marsilio Ficino, (c. 1477) Metropolitan Museum of Art by Domenico Ghirlandaio
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of a Man (Domenico Ghirlandaio) and Domenico Ghirlandaio
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Domenico Ghirlandaio
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 14:36, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support now that the original resolution has been uploaded. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:35, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice painting- SchroCat (talk) 12:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:56, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Domenico Ghirlandaio - Portrait of a Man.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:21, 11 March 2015 (UTC)



An Old Man and his Grandson, by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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OriginalAn Old Man and his Grandson, ca. 1490, by Domenico Ghirlandaio. Tempera on panel, 62.7 cm x 46.3 cm. Louvre, Paris.
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
An Old Man and his Grandson + Domenico Ghirlandaio + Rhinophyma + Rosacea
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Domenico Ghirlandaio
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 13:27, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - We should be careful with the Web gallery of art. Best I can tell, they take scans from random places and compile them. No way to guarantee accuracy. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thought soo .... nothing personal, Alborzagros - you got a real talent finding fantastic paintings . Hafspajen (talk) 08:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Domenico ghirlandaio, ritratto di nonno con nipote.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:28, 11 March 2015 (UTC)



Battle of Vercellae

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Original – An 18th-century depiction of the Battle of Vercellae, a battle in the 2nd century BC in which Consul Gaius Marius conquered the tribe of the Cimbri in Cisalpine Gaul.
Reason
High quality painting; though not contemporary or near contemporary, considering the age of the battle expecting such would be too much.
Articles in which this image appears
Battle of Vercellae
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:54, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 12:25, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Jobas (talk) 14:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 18:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Left side is noticeably less sharp than the rest, but given the large size and that it's barely noticeable, I can live with that. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:48, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Tiepolo Vercellae.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 23:56, 11 March 2015 (UTC)



Tobacco Mosaic Virus diagram

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Original – Schematic model of TMV: 1. nucleic acid (RNA), 2. capsomer protein (protomer), 3. capsid
Reason
A clear, concise, informative figure depicting the organisation of components of the virus
Articles in which this image appears
Tobacco mosaic virus
FP category for this image
Sciences
Creator
Splette
  • Support as nominatorT.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 04:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment While it's certainly good to have a numbered version on Commons for other languages, wouldn't it simplify its use here to put well-sized labels directly on it? Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:01, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
I see your point. I will upload an alternative version with English labels instead of numbers. SPLETTE :] How's my driving? 15:35, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 13:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - It's not clear to me how the thin, straight, blue-green "stick" becomes incorporated into the capsomer protein. I see the straight lines with a circle around it, but that doesn't make it clear enough to a non-expert. CorinneSD (talk) 18:46, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't think it's "incorporated"; I think the left-hand diagram is a blow-up of a small section of the "stick". I didn't find it clear at first that the four sticks are all equivalent, just randomly oriented, and that the label "3" applies equally to all of them. I saw it in two halves, with the right-hand three sticks part of a different (related) diagram showing some new structure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.51.2.19 (talk) 00:32, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
That's true - the three viral capsids on the right are superfluous. Label three would be better applied to the capsid with the circled section. (Additionally @Splette: I forgot to ping you earlier) T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:52, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Oh.... Would it be asking too much to show some connection to the tobacco plant? Perhaps if the sticks on the right are removed, there would be room to add something. CorinneSD (talk) 01:58, 7 March 2015 (UTC) We're a demanding bunch. ;) CorinneSD (talk) 01:59, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi all. I made the image, thanks for nominating it! I'll happily edit the image if there's a consensus to modify it in order to improve it further. But let's discuss first. I've slightly edited the image to change the orientation of the full virus capsid ('stick') that's being magnified more upright. Now it better matches the orientation of the close-up view, so I hope this will make it a bit clearer that what we see on the left is a magnified view of the entire virus capsid. As for removing the three sticks on the right, I think we should keep them because in the actual EM images of the virus like the one used in the article there are also a whole bunch of sticks, not just a single one. Therefore I believe that showing several sticks in the diagram will make it easier for the viewer to grasp that those sticks are in fact the same thing we see in the EM pic. The other thing is that we need at least one horizontal stick for the 300nm scale bar. Another suggestion raised was to add a photo of a tobacco plant. That would be easy to add. I just wonder if it's necessary. The scope of this illustration as far as I see it is to explain the structure and scale of the virus capsid. I'm not sure how a photo of the host plant would help with that. Adding a pic of a spotty tobacco plat leaf is nice to show the effects the virus has on the plant but I think that's not the purpose of this diagram. There is a separate section about that in the article (including photos). SPLETTE :] How's my driving? 15:33, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Is it possible to somehow have the "3" label all of the "sticks" rather than just two of them? I know you could say it is obvious, but I think the placement of the "3" contributes to the impression that the right three sticks are showing a different structure. Also, perhaps the placement of some of the sticks could be adjusted to make the left-most one seem more a part of the group. 217.44.208.185 (talk) 20:33, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that's certainly possible. I prepared such a version here. Not sure though, if that's really making a difference for the better... SPLETTE :] How's my driving? 00:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Having 4 of the sticks suggests there is a significance to that number, if there is a reason there are 4 drawn then it's not clear why. Also it's missing information, what does the light blue and dark blue represent. Do those proteins have names? I think this diagram needs a rethink, and have a much more sensible layout. Mattximus (talk) 23:42, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I agree with User:Mattximus that the light and dark blue need to be labeled and that more thought needs to be given to this diagram. Regarding the sticks on the right, I believe it doesn't matter how many there are. In reality, there are probably quite a few on a plant leaf. Perhaps there should be a few more, and, except for one showing the length, they could all be arranged in a more random order, with some even smaller showing they're slightly more distant. Also, since it looks like the light and dark blue image at the left represents the top few millimeters, or micro-millimeters (whatever they are) of the stick, the thin lines should be pointing to a point just below the top of the stick, not two-thirds of the way down. Either that or have a clearer indication that this is a section of the stick, perhaps with a cut-out. CorinneSD (talk) 04:18, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Concerning the top of the capsid: here is a version that makes it clear that the close-up on the left is a magnification of the top-end of the capsid. Is that an improvement= Then again, the image on the left only shows the RNA coming out of the capsid to make it clear to the viewer, that the RNA lies within the capsid and is attached to the capsomeres, thus following the same corkskew pattern. However, in reality it does not actually extend outside the top of the capsid. SPLETTE :] How's my driving? 00:53, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, then maybe it should come from the middle of the stick and not the top. Isn't there a way to show that it is a cross-section of the stick? CorinneSD (talk) 01:26, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:53, 12 March 2015 (UTC)



Self-portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola - 1554

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Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Sofonisba Anguissola, 1554 in art
FP category for this image
Creator
Sofonisba Anguissola
  • Oppose per Editor's concerns. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:27, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --ceradon (talkcontribs) 01:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – If you compare the (supposed) source of the file, you can immediately see that the colors have been manipulated unnecessarily. – Editør (talk) 07:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose until we're clearer on the sourcing- like Editør, I am unclear on where this image has come from. Josh Milburn (talk) 22:07, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - National Names 2000 (talk) 02:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I agree, I was looking a bit at that issue too, but I couldn't figure it out. Hafspajen (talk) 08:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Source has never been updated. Colours may be accurate. You can ask uploader Jan Arkesteijn for details. Samsara 07:17, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 11:20, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 12:00, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

  • There is only a 62.5% support for promotion, which isn't enough for the image to become featured. --Armbrust Homunculus 12:00, 12 March 2015 (UTC)



Christ Crowned with Thorns – Bosch

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OriginalChrist Crowned with Thorns (1490–1500) by Hieronymus Bosch; This is an oil of wood painting that differs significantly from Bosch's normal style. The scene also differs from other crown of thorns crowning of the time, with Bosch showing the scene before the violence starts, rather than the more common scene of showing Christ's suffering during the crowning.
Reason
Excellent scan of a late C15th masterpiece
Articles in which this image appears
Christ Crowned with Thorns (Bosch, London)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Hieronymus Bosch

Promoted File:Hieronymus Bosch - Christ Mocked (The Crowning with Thorns) - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 12:01, 12 March 2015 (UTC)



Lwowska Galeria Sztuki by Jacek Malczewski

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Original – Lwowska Galeria Sztuki by Jacek Malczewski
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jacek Malczewski
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jacek Malczewski
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 11:24, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Striking, different. Sca (talk) 13:55, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Note: Lwowska Galeria Sztuki translates as "Pithia – evidently an allusion to Pythia. Sca (talk)
  • Oppose - Below 1500px minimum. With the number of artworks available online in high resolution, there's no reason for this to be promoted without meeting that requirement. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:18, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Crisco. I also note that the image is only in use in a gallery on Maria Bal- not in the artist's article as was claimed in the nom. Josh Milburn (talk) 18:25, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose below minimum resolution standard. Mattximus (talk) 23:42, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 14:00, 12 March 2015 (UTC)



Nautilus anatomy

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Original – Diagram of the anatomy of a female Nautilus pompilius
Reason
Freely licensed, meets all other criteria. This image has been almost two years in the making— please offer any comments for suggestions or improvements, I am still taking all of them (really! I need suggestions to improve!). Thanks! This image has been cleaned of raster components and has passed W3C validation; it contains no HTML code and has been managed for size. I have chosen not to depict the animal's tentacles (beyond the shadow shown here) as this would make the image more difficult to interpret than it already may be. Likewise I have curtailed the depiction of the neural system, the circulatory system, and the musculoskeletal system, as each of these would require its own complete diagram to be correctly understood. From this illustration the viewer should be able to understand that the nautilus has an archaic metamerism visible in the number of its lungs, a typical molluscan nerve ring around its oesophagus, and a simple locomotive system via its hyponome.4444Talk 14:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Nautilus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
KDS444
  • Support as nominator4444Talk 14:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I've been waiting for you to come back. And you don't disappoint! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:04, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 09:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support nice work. Rreagan007 (talk) 20:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. In the bitmap renditions (are these created by Wikipedia itself?) the joining of the text labels to the lead lines is messy and inconsistent (overlaps, different spacings). The SVG display in Chrome has some messiness (less) in this respect, but the font is completely different (changes to a slightly weedy serif font). The SVG display in IE breaks completely (tiny unreadable text). 109.152.149.255 (talk) 01:16, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I am recalling that when I has this problem with my last diagram, the only solution ended up to convert all of the text to outlines. Which is what I have now done. 4444Talk 23:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:06, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Nautilus diagram-en.svg --Armbrust Homunculus 14:56, 12 March 2015 (UTC)



Sandow returns!

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OriginalEugen Sandow advertised in an 1894 poster for a production of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Reason
I was looking over the rearranged article after the Eugen Sandow photograph passed, and saw this. Colours looked slightly off, so I jumped through and had a look. It turned out to be small and made from an early Library of Congress scan, and those could have poor colour fidelity, so I was willing to leave it be...

...Except that it also turned out that the LoC had since made a good version available, and it wasn't too big of a task to fix it. Useful to have an advertising poster. Adds some information to the article - he toured, he was popular, he did the act advertised, he was promoted by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. - in a simple, attractive way.

Articles in which this image appears
Eugen Sandow, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (the latter just now, replacing a deleted image)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Culture,_entertainment,_and_lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Strobridge Lithographic Co.; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 17:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Sandow's club. Hafspajen (talk) 15:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:06, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent work on the restoration; good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 20:03, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose. No doubt a good restoration, but I don't find the image itself to be special enough to be featured. The resolution is okay, but sharpness is fairly poor. We have much better posters. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 21:35, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
    • @Diliff: That's more a critique of the original lithograph, done on the cheap, though: A lot of these ephemeral posters look about like this, but I don't think there's a better one for the Ziegfeld promotion of the Trocadero club, or for this phase of Sandow's career. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:56, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Oh, what the heck. I saw the same problems Diliff pointed out (hence my late !vote), but what can I say... I've got a soft spot for corniness. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:09, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
'Corniness meaning: Trite, dated, melodramatic, or mawkishly sentimental ?Hafspajen (talk) 11:24, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Cf hokey, cheesy. Sca (talk) 15:50, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or qualityHafspajen (talk) 13:07, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:The Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles, Sandow lifting the human dumbell, 1894.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 18:08, 12 March 2015 (UTC)



Guillaume Budé

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Original – A portrait of the Renaissance humanist Guillaume Budé, by Jean Clouet. Budé was also an ambassador, and promoted the establishment of the Collegium Trilingue, the Collège de France, and the library at Fontainebleau.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable scholar/philosopher.
Articles in which this image appears
Guillaume Budé +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Jean Clouet
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I like the blue background. He looks like such a serious man. I had never heard of him. CorinneSD (talk) 01:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Yep he is serious, When about twenty-four years of age he was seized with a sudden passion for study, and made rapid progressfrom article, -indeed- -just like me. Except I am not serious. ... Hafspajen (talk) 09:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - would have been nicer if he'd have smiled, but I suppose the stress of being French... - SchroCat (talk) 19:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I was reading the article on Guillaume Budé. In the section on "Family", it says, "Gillaume was the son of Jean III Budé." I couldn't figure out if it was "Jean the third Budé" or "Jean I-l-l Budé". Now, in edit mode, I see it is "Jean the third Budé". I had never seen a name like that, with "the third" before the family name. Any thoughts about this? - CorinneSD (talk) 00:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Nooo. They gerenally stop at second, if not popes. Hafspajen (talk) 00:36, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:06, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Guillaume Budé, by Jean Clouet.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 01:14, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



1804 dollar – "the king of coins"

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Original – There are 15 specimens of the 1804 dollar known to exist (seven of which are in museum collections). Despite the date on the coin, none of them were struck before the 1830s. The Class III example pictured (determined by the lettering used on the coin) is one of only six known, and may have been struck as late as the 1850s. It sold in a 2009 auction for USD $2,300,000.
Reason
High quality image, high EV, very rare. Dubbed “the king of coins” in 1885, the 1804 dollar has reportedly garnered more numismatic attention than any other US coin.
Articles in which these images appear
1804 dollar
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
United States Mint (coin), Heritage Auctions (image).
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 01:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I'm the author of the article in which this image is used, and I can attest to its excellent illustrative quality and aesthetic value.-RHM22 (talk) 01:34, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Hafspajen (talk) 09:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, but couldn't they have cleaned and polished the coin first? (p.s. I'm joking.) Rreagan007 (talk) 19:50, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV. Had heard of the 1804 dollar but didn't know it was struck years after the date it carries. Sca (talk) 22:41, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:1804 Silver Dollar (Class III).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 02:04, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



Sacrifice of Isaac

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Original – Abraham sacrificing his only son, Isaac, on Mount Sinai, at the behest of God. God asked Moses to sacrifice Isaac in order to test his loyalty. An angel stopped Moses halfway through the act because his loyalty had been sufficiently proven in the eyes of God. The expression on Isaac's face says it all, really.
Reason
It should be self-evident that oil-on-canvas paintings of Biblical events are always gorgeous and high-quality. (No really, I checked it against the featured picture criteria. All checks out, in my opinion)
Articles in which this image appears
Binding of Isaac, Sacrifice of Isaac (Caravaggio), Abraham
FP category for this image
Artwork
Creator
Caravaggio
  • Support as nominatorceradon (talkcontribs) 04:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Question - Where's this digitization from? This looks like there's a bit of halftoning. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah, wonderful painting, very expressive and very good. Not exactly a blessing, this friend of ours, who uploaded lots of Caravaggios only filling in for source = scan. Wish he wouldn't do that. My own nomination of a Caravaggio went down in the drain too, because of it (Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy-Caravaggio (c.1595).jpg). All picture has to have a correct source given to be accepted as FP. This guy doesn't exactly making us any favor with his scan-source-uploads.--Hafspajen (talk) 09:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Actually I think somebody should start looking into this matter on commons. Or start uploading new Caravaggios with a source. They are too many that are unsourced. It is rather irritating. --Hafspajen (talk) 09:32, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support - if the source problem can be fixed. Hafspajen (talk) 14:22, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment- Source=scan, not acceptable. Scanned from where?? 4444Talk 02:03, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Source problems don't look like they'll be fixed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:48, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I have notified the original uploader of the image of the problem with the image's source. It appears he/ she is Polish— I hope my English will be translatable. How or if the problem will be addressed, though, we shall have to wait and see. I also came across Hafspajen's previous request for clarification of an image's source information from this user, and saw that it was ignored. Very disappointing. What is worse, he/ she appears to be an administrator at Commons! Double-weird. 4444Talk 13:12, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you, User:KDS4444. I agree, it is very disappointing, there was no solution. But he did responded, not that it was much of a help... Hafspajen (talk) 16:11, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • This was the response, I copy it over here: Sorry. The situation is, that as I'm more into tehcnicalities, I mass uploaded all these scans on behalf of my friend (user:Staszek99), who took care for descriptions and so on. Therefore, I really don't know their source and clearly see now the problem, that they aren't fully described. I contacted him yesterday about the issue you've raised, and he promised to come back to me soon. Masur (A) (talk) 13:21, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry for not replying. Staszek99 confirmed, that unfortunately he doesn't remember now. So pity - but it's how it's :/ Masur (A) (talk) 14:01, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 04:25, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of Rosa Bonheur

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OriginalAnna Klumpke's Portrait of Rosa Bonheur
Reason
A fine painting of a highly notable female artist, which is one of the most famous paintings of another notable female artist.
Articles in which this image appears
Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, Rosa Bonheur
FP category for this image
There's a really good photo of her as well which I shall restore, so how about Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/Paintings, focusing on the Klumpke side of things?
Creator
Anna Elizabeth Klumpke
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 10:16, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - a fine painting of a fine woman, indeed! Coldcreation (talk) 12:31, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Now that the full resolution has been uploaded. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Ah, good. Hafspajen (talk) 08:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Excellent portrait and very good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 12:46, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 19:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Alborzagros (talk) 09:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Love it, Adam. 4444Talk 01:58, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Anna Klumpke - Portrait of Rosa Bonheur (1898).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 10:34, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



The man with the big sleeve

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OriginalA Man with a Quilted Sleeve (c. 1509), by Titian; This was originally thought to be the poet Ludovico Ariosto, but the National Gallery, who hold the piece, now think it to be a member of the noble Barbarigo family from Titian's native Venice. The painting was later used as a model by the Dutch artist Rembrandt for his "Self Portrait at the Age of 34".
Reason
Excellent scan of a fantastic renaissance masterpiece
Articles in which this image appears
A Man with a Quilted Sleeve
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Titian + 5 others
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 10:55, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Tag re: Yorck project should be removed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - my favourite. Schro, you got to this first... was thinking about this one now for a while. Hafspajen (talk) 15:17, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:03, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Alborzagros (talk) 09:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:06, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Titian - Portrait of a man with a quilted sleeve.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 12:50, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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OriginalC/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy.
Reason
A quality image of the very recent comet.
Articles in which this image appears
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
John Vermette
  • Support as nominatorṪ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 04:52, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support It is tricky to get good photos of celestial objects, especially ones that do not show the zig-zags of the astroguide. This image appears to have minimal such zig-zags. And the tail is amazing! But can I get an explanation for the blue color? Was this the actual color of the comet? Why? 4444Talk 23:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
it is..Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:34, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:C2014 Q2.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:41, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



The London Royal Mail

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Original – Mail Coach on the Road- the Louth-London Royal Mail progressing at Speed, 1828
Reason
Charles Cooper Henderson was British painter of horses and coaches. The painting depicts a Mail coach on the road- the Louth-London Royal Mail. A team of men in top hats driving the mail coach on the road with whips in their hands. 32,4 cm (12.76 in) x Width: 52,7 cm (20.75 in); between 1820 and 1830, oil on canvas. In the Yale Center for British Art. It is all Sca's fault, by the way. He started this with:what was there before the Fed-ex thing.
Articles in which this image appears
Charles Cooper Henderson
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Culture and lifestyle perhaps
Creator
Charles Cooper Henderson
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 14:31, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - though I'm curious as to what the pattern in the sky is. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • We call them clouds, the usual sky pattern over London. Is it different elsewhere? ;) SchroCat (talk) 23:47, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Take a closer look. Some have almost diagonal lines, some have vertical lines... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Brushwork? Hafspajen (talk) 00:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Or the texture of the canvas, perhaps? If the darker clouds have more paint applied to them, that would make sense... just I've seen something similar with a photograph I took before. Nobody ever brought it up at FPC, but... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Charles Cooper Henderson - Mail Coaches on the Road- the Louth-London Royal Mail progressing at Speed - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 14:38, 13 March 2015 (UTC)



Ho Chi Minh City

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Original – A view of Ho Chi Minh City, largest city of Vietnam, at night, as taken from the Bitexco Financial Tower. The city is home to almost 8 million people, and the country's economic center.
Reason
High quality night view of the largest city in Vietnam. We don't get much out of this area, so it's nice to have a good photograph
Articles in which this image appears
Ho Chi Minh City
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Diego Delso
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 08:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 11:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 19:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Alborzagros (talk) 09:03, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Lovely colours, and good clarity... Few glare spots from lights, most likely from taking this picture through glass, but not enough to distract or spoil it... hiley 17:57, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vista de Ciudad Ho Chi Minh desde Bitexco Financial Tower, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 13.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 02:27, 14 March 2015 (UTC)



Abies pinsapo

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Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Abies pinsapo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Plants/Others
Creator
Diliff
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Distracting background, as the trees behind make it difficult (not impossible just harder than it should/could be) to see the exact shape of the tree... hiley 17:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose agree about the background and photo taken too close which distorts shape --Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:49, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I won't argue about the first point but I don't think it was taken too close at all, it was taken from about 10 metres away and is not a wide angle view. This is the shape of the tree. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:38, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 07:51, 14 March 2015 (UTC)



Christ by Titian - oil on canvas, Prado Museum Madrid - 1553

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Original – Christ by Titian - oil on canvas, Prado Museum Madrid - 1553.
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Son of man + Titian (Recently added)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Titian
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Really, there are a million pictures of Christ which could probably be used in the article "son of man". Furthermore, isn't this just a detail? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Commons - Probably meant a million of pictures of Christ on commons, not in the article. The idea is not bad. Hafspajen (talk) 10:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Could be used, not are used. With 2,000 years of people trying to depict Christ, a million is not an exaggeration. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:30, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I believe 4 factors are needed to make a picture as FP not any other things are included. you consider that is Christ's portrait not any other subject like Son of man and etc. plz check the painting with the subject of Christ. Alborzagros (talk) 10:54, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  1. High quality
  2. encyclopedic value
  3. righteous framing
  4. using in articles
  • And there are probably a good thousand or so depictions of Christ on Commons that meet the first three criteria. That this is used instead of the others is not necessarily an indication that it is worthy of being FP (especially since it is a detail) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Alborzagros, Crisco. Jesus actually did called himself So of Man. True. Because of this, it should be illustrated from those parts of the script, were he mentions this fact. I am on the case. If I find a good picture we can go co-nom, Alborzagros, OK? Hafspajen (talk) 11:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Also, this - Christ, a gardener - it is a bit confusing. I don't know of any specifical history there as Christ was acting as a gardener or mentioned himself as one. Could be however the part when Maria Magdalena is confusing him with the garderner... (?) at the tomb. Hafspajen (talk) 11:54, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, that was the part: here and here. Hafspajen (talk) 11:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Aha! found a picture. A Rembrandt. But is a bad John 20 14.jpg file. But here we could maybe get a bigger file? christ_mary_magdalene_huge Hafspajen (talk) 12:03, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Found an other one, that's good. Claude Lorrain - Landscape with Christ appearing to St. Mary Magdalene ("Noli me tangere") - Google Art Project.jpg. Hafspajen (talk) 12:07, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Subtly and recognisably in the typical style of Titian's religious works. Samsara 05:54, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose; were it not for the slightly surprising support above, I'd suggest a speedy close. I am not seeing how it is particularly valuable in son of man, and it certainly is not FP-level valuable in Titian- it was recently added to a gallery, and is a detail of a larger painting. Josh Milburn (talk) 09:04, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Was not supporting. Just was trying to find an other picture maybe. Details are generaly not nominated. But I think the theme is very interesting. Christ as gardener could be an interesting article, and from there an other pic could be nominated instead of this. This is a detail. Waiting for Alborzagros to tell meif he is interested in an other pic of Christ, the gardener.... and an article. I like the idea. Hafspajen (talk) 00:01, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • The support I was referring to was Samsara's. Josh Milburn (talk) 16:50, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Hm, it is actually not a detail, it is a fragment ... that's a bit different. It is all what is left of the painting. Hafspajen (talk) 14:52, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • That's odd... where did I see "Detail" then? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:49, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Confusing, this one. But either way, it should have an own article. And it has no EV in Son of man. Hafspajen (talk) 00:54, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • There are two ways to go: one, write article on Christ as gardener, or Christ as gardener (Titian) - or proceed with the Son of man, if Alborzagros prefers that theme - and I think he might, because in the muslim faith they see Jesus as a great prophet, Issa. However not the same way as Christians. More like the Son of man approach. I can do any of them. Hafspajen (talk) 13:09, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 07:56, 14 March 2015 (UTC)



Sacred and Profane Love by Titian - 1514

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Reason
HQ + EV + very gorgeous
Articles in which this image appears
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Titian
Sample detail of the nude Aphrodite.
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:33, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose until the source is cleaned up. Where's this file from? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • And not one of them are the source of this scan. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 08:00, 14 March 2015 (UTC)



Cygnus Wall

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Original – The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star).
Reason
A high quality image of the North American Nebula
Articles in which this image appears
Cygnus (constellation) and North America Nebula
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
Ken Crawford

Promoted File:Cygnus Wall.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:53, 14 March 2015 (UTC)



Waiting (Degas)

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OriginalWaiting, a pastel on paper by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, completed between 1880–82. It is one of his earlier pastels, and part of a series of works depicting ballerinas. Here is a ballerina accompanied by her chaperone, bent over ostensibly to massage her foot but whose body language indicates a person racked with anticipation before she takes stage.
Reason
Very high quality and high resolution scan of a notable painting by a notable artist
Articles in which this image appears
Waiting (Degas) +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edgar Degas
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 01:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 01:12, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support The stark contrast between black and white is what's so appealing about this particular work. Étienne Dolet (talk) 01:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Famous work, captures the moment. (A bit shy on pixels?) Sca (talk) 14:02, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - 11,297 × 8,872 pixels ..shy ? Hafspajen (talk) 20:36, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh ... oops! Sca (talk) 21:56, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Sarcasm doesn't come across well on the internet. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco, is that aimed at me? I wasn't being sarcastic – I just misread the sizes of the pic. on Commons. Simply a mistake. Sorry. Sca (talk) 15:18, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Ah. Some people end up going for "ironic" with pix this size, saying "too small". No worries. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:12, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Edgar Degas - Waiting - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:19, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



Serbian Christmas Meal

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Original – Typical Christmas table in Serbia. Grilled pork, Olivier salad (also called Russian salade), dzadziki salade, red wine and Bajadera sweets.
Reason
Good Resolution + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Serbian cuisine, Serbian Christmas traditions +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Food and drink
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 13:34, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Did put some work on Gastronomy, it is not presented as it should be. --PetarM (talk) 16:19, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks good. Could use a bit of denoising, but it's not so bad as to be required. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:18, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Also, it seems to me that there were some focus stacking errors on the wine glasses. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:23, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
      • Crisco 1492 I can answer if you put notation on that spot, but some smudges are in real. --PetarM (talk) 18:48, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
        • Added two notes. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:45, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
          • Sharp eye you have. I did check on originals. Saw those lines (left cup) in that part also in originals. But really seems like mistake. Somekind refraction-diffraction ligth play, or even lines from white linen. Maybe the Braggs law come to enforce. Here they are, unprocessed. one and the other one --PetarM (talk) 20:17, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
            • The left one seems to be in the original. The right one does appear to be a focus stack error (much sharper in your unprocessed example). Those drove me crazy when I was creating such images as File:Unidentified rose, Yogyakarta, 2014-11-12.jpg; it required a lot of toying with things in Helicon Focus. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:31, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
              • Some parts migth have minor softnes, like in flower. Its not easy task to go manually. Especially when so many edges are - flower. --PetarM (talk) 08:53, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
                • Agree. Here, it's barely noticeable, so I don't mind. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:18, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think I gave this one as make-your own Christmas-Wikilove... Remember thinking this could probably be a FP as well... Hafspajen (talk) 10:37, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 13:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Serbian Christmas meal.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:41, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



Pietro Stanislao Parisi with family (Pietro Stanislao Parisi con la famiglia)

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Original – Pietro Stanislao Parisi with family by Giuseppe Tominz
Reason
Good Scan of That Beautiful Painting
Articles in which this image appears
Giuseppe Tominz
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Giuseppe Tominz

Promoted File:Jožef Tominc - Pietro Stanislao Parisi z družino.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 13:53, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



Close-up of Russian Cathedral in Siberian city of Omsk

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Original – Close-up of Russian Cathedral in Siberian city of Omsk.
Reason
Nice and ilustrative shot of Russian Cathedral in Siberian city of Omsk
Articles in which this image appears
Omsk
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Petar Milošević
  • Support as nominatorPetarM (talk) 14:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Subject is cut off - would only support a shot showing full Cathedral... hiley 17:53, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose looks like a very cool building, but this picture only captures part of it... Mattximus (talk) 21:29, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted ---The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 14:54, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



Hafnium ebeam remelted

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Original – Pure (99.98 %), Melted tip of a hafnium consumable electrode used in an ebeam remelting furnace (sample from the collection of Ethan Currens), oxidized hafnium ebeam remelted ingot (color from thin film effects in the oxide layer), and additional 1 cm3 hafnium cube for comparison. The metal piece-photo was taken on a white glass plate.
Reason
A super quality photo with considerable EV
Articles in which this image appears
Hafnium
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Materials science
Creator
Alchemist-hp
Drat!! I was used to it..Face-crying.svg Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good shot, though the rear of the cube seems a bit OOF. Wonder if Alchemist missed a focus stack frame or two. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:32, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 23:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 13:14, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Jee 02:47, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support from the author too :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 00:18, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - The definition of EV right there. --The one that forgot (talk) 07:32, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Hafnium ebeam remelted.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 15:34, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



The Torment of Saint Anthony

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OriginalThe Torment of Saint Anthony by Michelangelo, which is his earliest known painting dated to c. 1487–1488. Previously attributed to the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, the painting is housed in the Kimbell Art Museum, United States.
Reason
Boschian monsters, but attributed to Michelangelo. One of the best depictions of St. Anthony I've seen.
Articles in which this image appears
The Torment of Saint Anthony (Michelangelo)
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Michelangelo
  • Support as nominatorBrandmeistertalk 21:22, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This is one of the cases where Google got the focus right. Good job. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:35, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Looks like one of my days... Hafspajen (talk) 23:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 13:13, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support By the way, since I've just been reading an excellent book on the subject ("The Monstrous Middle Ages") I'd like to point out the monsterisation of femininity in this. The monster's large female genitals accentuate (for the mediaeval viewer) the temptation and torment of the chaste saint. By making them female and aggressive, the artist is mixing in a sexual trial to the physical. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:03, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Michelangelo Buonarroti - The Torment of Saint Anthony - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 21:23, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



Mike Dirnt

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OriginalMike Dirnt, playing on stage at Rock im Park-Festival 2013. Dirnt is the bassist and occasional vocalist of the American punk rock band Green Day
Reason
From the same genius who brought us the FP of Hayley Williams, it's Mike Dirnt, bassist of the American punk rock bank Green Day
Articles in which this image appears
Mike Dirnt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Sven0705

Promoted File:RiP2013 GreenDay Mike Dirnt 0002.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 23:43, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



Cheetah portrait

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Original – A portrait of a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) showing the black "tear mark" running from the corner of its eye down the side of the nose.
Reason
High resolution, good quality portrait of a cheetah with high EV – it shows the black "tear mark" running from the corner of its eye down the side of the nose. Currently a featured picture on Commons. This is the second nomination, the first being here – hopefully the EV issues have been addressed now.
Articles in which this image appears
Cheetah, Whipsnade Zoo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
William Warby
  • Support as nominator – —Bruce1eetalk 08:17, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Whisker issues are still the same, but technically this is already exemplary. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:19, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 18:41, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support a bit more place in front of the face will be better, but now also OK for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:08, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose There is already a featured picture of a cheetah in nearly the exact pose. I can't see the need for another. Perhaps a de-list candidate? - MatGTAM (talk) 07:13, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I take it you're referring to this picture. I don't see why they can't both be featured. The pose may be similar, but the one is a portrait and the other a head-and-shoulders. —Bruce1eetalk 12:14, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This image is of much higher quality than this picture. I agree that it would be better with more space in front of the nose. ---Charlesjsharp (talk) 13:43, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Cheetah portrait Whipsnade Zoo.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 08:33, 16 March 2015 (UTC)



Unrequited love

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Original – This very early 18th-century painting by Francesco Solimena shows the goddess Diana watching lovingly over the handsome shepherd Endymion as he sleeps surrounded by cherubs, Cupid and the shepherd's dogs. Great detail and look - the artist hasn't done too bad a job of the feet! I'm only mentioning that as I know from a few past comments some of you seem to have a bit of a foot fetish! Face-wink.svg
Reason
Gorgeous Google Art scan with great EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Diana and Endymion, brand new little article; Francesco Solimena, the artist; and Walker Art Gallery, part of the Liverpool Museums group.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Francesco Solimena

Promoted File:Francesco Solimena - Diana and Endymion - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 09:45, 16 March 2015 (UTC)



Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla (Comprehensive View)

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Original – Comprehensive view of the waterfalls over the Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla, Huasca de Ocampo, State of Hidalgo, Mexico.
Reason
High Quality of This Image Taken From Mexico
Articles in which this image appears
Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 11:47, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Jobas (talk) 13:13, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Those distracting background and the composition of sky let it down. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Interesting. Hafspajen (talk) 14:47, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Was preparing to nominate this myself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:13, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice pic talk→ WPPilot  16:16, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice photo. - CorinneSD (talk) 18:37, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent - really interesting scenery... I for one am not concerned about the sky that Ṫ Ḧ mentioned - it's such a small part of the picture, and not really that bad IMO... hiley 12:18, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. It's a nice picture, but on close inspection it does to my eye have a slightly bleached-out or over-exposed quality, especially the top part. 217.44.208.185 (talk) 20:15, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Amazing waterfall  — ₳aron 10:46, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Prismas Basálticos, Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, México, 2013-10-10, DD 25.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 13:38, 16 March 2015 (UTC)



Oath of the Horatii

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Original – The three brothers from the Horatii, (pictured) agree to end the war by fighting the three brothers from a family of Alba Longa, the Curiatii. The brothers appear to be willing to sacrifice their lives for the good of Rome, are shown saluting the Hail Caesar salute to their father who holds their swords out for them.
Reason
Iconic painting, iconic painter. The scene is depicting a Roman legend. The two Roman cities, Rome and Alba Longa were engaged in war. It was agreed that the settlement of the war would depend on the outcome of a battle between the three Roman brothers from the Horatii and the the three brothers Curiatii from Alba Longa. The painting is about masculine self-sacrifice for one's country and patriotism.
Articles in which this image appears
Oath of the Horatii, Horatii, Jacques-Louis David, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Civic virtue, Roman salute, Figurative art, History painting, French art, Military history of Italy, Salute, The Third of May 1808, 1786 in art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jacques-Louis David and his pupil, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 20:09, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Wouldn't the original (in the Louvre) have greater EV? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:42, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • This painting he painted ... two times, this painting Jacques Louis David - Bonaparte franchissant le Grand Saint-Bernard, 20 mai 1800 - Google Art Project.jpg - five times - and all look the same. Even this has two copies. Vincent van Gogh - Dr Paul Gachet - Google Art Project.jpg. Hafspajen (talk) 23:52, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support then. If we ever end up with an article on the painting, I'd expect both images to be included. For history, you make a convincing argument. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:04, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jacques-Louis David - Oath of the Horatii - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:14, 16 March 2015 (UTC)



Graziella

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OriginalGraziella, by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, which depicts the title character of Alphonse de Lamartine's novel Graziella
Reason
Lovely painting of the title character of this (actually quite enjoyable) novel. Free, detailed, and encyclopedic (Graziella's bare feet are mentioned several times, and her long black hair is central to a rather dramatic part of the novel)
Articles in which this image appears
Graziella +1
FP category for this image
Despite how Korvello was closed, I still think Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Literary illustrations is the most applicable.
Creator
Jules Joseph Lefebvre
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:40, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, although I've never read it. Brandmeistertalk 23:56, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hafspajen (talk) 01:03, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 01:45, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – How could I not support this? I love this fabulous painting and the enchanting story; plus it's backed up with a great new article on what was apparently a very popular book. Excellent EV, well done, Crisco! SagaciousPhil - Chat 10:29, 7 March 2015 (UTC) I see we're back with the foot fetish! Face-wink.svg
  • Support – The eternal fem. Sca (talk) 15:43, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - needs a crop or a slight rotation (or both). Kaldari (talk) 07:43, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • The canvas itself is not perfectly straight. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:53, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - No, it's not. But maybe it can be balanced by a slight cropp? Graziella.jpg - something like this? Hafspajen (talk) 15:20, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I prefer not leaving out any part of the painting. This one is more manageable than most (have you seen some of those ones with non-straight frames?) but still. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:51, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.--Godot13 (talk) 04:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Not my personal taste, but still great - SchroCat (talk) 09:17, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, Graziella, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 23:41, 16 March 2015 (UTC)



Queen Marie of France

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Original – The queen consort of France, called Queen Marie of France with pet. Possibly a Spaniel or a Phalene. She was a daughter of King Stanisław I of Poland She married King Louis XV of France, known as Louis the Beloved. Misse and Lutine were Louis the Beloved's dogies. Oudry, Misse and Lutine.JPG
Reason
Great painting, wonderful details, depicting Queen Marie of France; used to be in Versailles. It still is.
Articles in which this image appears
Queen Marie of France, Carle Van Loo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Royalty
Creator
Carle Van Loo

Promoted File:Carle Van Loo - Marie Leszczinska, reine de France (1703-1768) - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 00:53, 17 March 2015 (UTC)



Christiansborg Slot

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Original – Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen Slotsholmen ("Christiansborg Palace").
Reason
High quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Christiansborg Palace
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominatorNikhil (talk) 04:57, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Could be a tad sharper, but it's sharp enough for my support... Lines seem perfect to my eye... hiley 12:06, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:19, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • There is a dust spot - left notation on photo - after cleaning it should be FP. --PetarM (talk) 13:32, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Fixed, thanks for noticing. — Julian H.✈ (talk) 14:47, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Good. --PetarM (talk) 15:01, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 18:16, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Hubertl (talk) 09:06, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - One of few photos of landmarks that is perfectly centred. The symmetry is dazzling... --The one that forgot (talk) 06:03, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Christiansborg Slot Copenhagen 2014 01.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 05:58, 17 March 2015 (UTC)



Lido Isle, Newport Beach, California

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Original – Aerial view of Lido Isle, Newport Beach, California
Reason
Good quality scan of island; aerial photo taken close enough to show details and its location near the ocean.
Articles in which this image appears
Lido Isle, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, California
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places
Creator
WPPilot
Newport Harbor Alt.
  • Support as nominatorCorinneSD (talk) 18:30, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. Oddly skewed buildings, unreal colours, horrible close-up quality. Sorry, I don't think this makes the grade. 31.51.2.19 (talk) 00:33, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I still don't see why you need F/16. At that distance, F/8 should provide plenty of DOF, with less diffraction and a faster shutter speed (and thus you can lose some of the ISO; ISO 200 would be useable, or ISO 100. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:04, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: I did not bracket this shot, I regret. I have programmed a number of configurations to my "bracketing" program on the Nikon. The real issue is the craft is moving at 100mph away from the subject and IMHO I over saturated the colors in vibrancy in post here. Corinne is new to this process, and lets all try to assist the user in developing the eye needed to make successful nominations, it is in the best interest of everyone to assist new participants, like CorinneSD. Just my 2 cents. talk→ WPPilot  03:57, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Your shutter speed would be a lot easier to manage at a lower F number. F8 would give you much more room to play with, and at that distance (20 miles? 30 miles?) depth of field won't be a problem. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:38, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I am at a altitude of 2500 feet, and perhaps 3 miles at most from the subject. This shot is on the inbound leg landing on runway 20 Right at KSNA airport, in addition I would be traveling at a decent rate of about 500 feet per minute and flying at 120 MPH, away from the subject at this time of the flight talk→ WPPilot  06:49, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't think speed affects aperture. If you need 1/1000 (or 1/2000), something like f/8 would allow you to get it with a lower ISO and thus less noise. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:46, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not quite sure where Corinne got the "Good quality scan of island; aerial photo taken close enough to show details..." bit from - as per 31.51 it's badly tilted, really horrible close up, and certainly not able to view any details... Sorry WPPilot, nothing personal, but I've seen a lot better stuff from you - this is not good enough for FP... hiley 12:09, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment I am used to the ramblings here and it is great to hear from the critics. It would be personal if anyone else here had the ability to contribute aerial photos, but retouching paintings that were done centuries ago seems to be more popular in the FP section only features real (dead) artists work as retouched by computer experts so I do not take it personally this process has created a thick skin, so to speak. Why are IP editors voting here btw??? talk→ WPPilot  02:59, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I don't think it is particularly easy to get the ground absolutely level when one is taking a photo from a low-flying airplane and piloting the airplane at the same time. I'm not an expert in photos as a lot of you are, but I don't understand not being able to view any details. One can see individual boats way out on the ocean, many small boats in the little harbor, and individual houses. CorinneSD (talk) 03:40, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    @CorinneSD: As you see a IP editor has started a thread and others have chimed in, on the IP editors thread. You are entirely correct regarding detail, and once you remove the IP editor (who made a total of 4 contribs) that leaves two respected editors, whom I do have a great deal of respect for and there comments. IMHO, as this was our first nomination it is ok and, as you have seen already, I respond by adding another photo. Corinne, this is a process that changes with the wind really, please continue to nominate photos you like, mine or otherwise as we truly need more photos to be featured in the featured photo section. Thank you for your support. talk→ WPPilot  03:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Original I wanted to abstain for a moment and see what the others had to say. While I did take both of these shots. The saturation/vibrancy could be toned down a bit, but I am supporting the nomination. talk→ WPPilot  06:09, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Not FP material. I will echo the two respected editors, Crisco 1492 and gazhiley. Fylbecatulous talk 16:18, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 13:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of the Russian Ambassador, Prince Andrey Priklonskiy, Folio from the Davis Album by Aliquli Jabbadar

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OriginalPortrait of the Russian Ambassador, Prince Andrey Priklonskiy, Folio from the Davis Album by Aliquli Jabbadar
Reason
HQ and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Aliquli Jabbadar
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Aliquli Jabbadar
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below the minimum resolution. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:03, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • What is your standard of resolution? The resolution is much enough that everybody is able to count number of wrinkles in Russian Ambassador' right eye and scallops of petals in pink flowers, blow the painting are completely diagnostic and well-shown and of course countable.__Alborzagros (talk) 11:49, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below minimum resolution of 1500px. Mattximus (talk) 13:10, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 13:53, 17 March 2015 (UTC)



vG's Bedroom

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OriginalBedroom in Arles (1888) by Vincent van Gogh; This is the third version of the painting, which vG undertook towards the end of September 1889, and is the smallest of the three copies. Van Gogh later sent to his brother Theo; the painting is now housed in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Reason
Great scan of a well-known work from a master
Articles in which this image appears
Bedroom in Arles
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
  • Support as nominatorSchroCat (talk) 14:52, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 16:57, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - I believe another scan of this was nominated before. Might be worth checking to see if there are any outstanding concerns there. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:48, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • This is the other nom: it was of a different picture held by a different gallery and uploaded by a different editor. As the opposes in the other nom were based on the colours, which were deemed to be muted, I'm not sure that applies here, as the colours here are rich and vibrant. - SchroCat (talk) 13:10, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:23, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice colors, very sharp image.--Godot13 (talk) 04:55, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: as nominated. Colours fine. Very unique work. Fylbecatulous talk 16:03, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Ever uniquer. Rothorpe (talk) 22:02, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
*I meant every word of this, every single syllable, every absolute adjective and this vote is valid as written.Fylbecatulous talk 00:04, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Er, technically, unique is an absolute term and can't be modified. But then, so are destroyed and various others. Sca (talk) 14:04, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
yus, I know. This is why from now on I will be stating "support" with no writing afterwards. Thank you. By the way, 'yus' is spelled incorrectly on purpose. Fylbecatulous talk 20:29, 11 March 2015 (UTC)</sup
  • Support. Jee 11:56, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Weak Support – Because it's famous (as is so much of VanG's oeuvre). (According to dubious about the number of Van Goghs promoted here. Sca (talk) 14:56, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I think it's interesting to note that, of all current FPCs, this is the only van Gogh. Yes, we've got a lot by him, but we've also got a lot by da Vinci and Michelangelo. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Lotje (talk) 16:27, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thought this was already featured (that's a Support). --The one that forgot (talk) 06:02, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 14:53, 17 March 2015 (UTC)



Carolina wren

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Original – Portrait of the Carolina wren, among its features are the white supercilious streak located above its eye that extends down toward the back of its head, the different shades of brown on the secondary coverts, and its flesh-colored legs.
Reason
The resolution of the photograph allows page viewers to see specific details of the Carolina wren described in the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Carolina wren
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Dan Pancamo
  • Support as nominatorLeftAire (talk) 22:06, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose crop too tight. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:06, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment The resolution is about 1000 pixels shy, but the picture is otherwise pretty good. Maybe we could get a less cropped version from the photographer? (that would also fix the tight crop issue) --Ebertakis (talk) 21:33, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose crop too tight and parts over-exposed --Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:45, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 22:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)



John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

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OriginalJohn Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, last Royal Governor of New York, with a war (Lord Dunmore's War and an important proclamation trying to stop the rebels by freeing their slaves (Lord Dunmore's Proclamation) instigated and named after him
Reason
I don't think we've featured any of William Blake's antagonist, Joshua Reynolds. On 8 October 1779, Blake became a student at the Royal Academy in Old Somerset House, near the Strand. While the terms of his study required no payment, he was expected to supply his own materials throughout the six-year period. There, he rebelled against what he regarded as the unfinished style of fashionable painters such as Rubens, championed by the school's first president, Joshua Reynolds. Over time, Blake came to detest Reynolds' attitude towards art, especially his pursuit of "general truth" and "general beauty". Reynolds wrote in his Discourses that the "disposition to abstractions, to generalising and classification, is the great glory of the human mind"; Blake responded, in marginalia to his personal copy, that "To Generalize is to be an Idiot; To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit" - from William Blake.
But, that said, Blake was a highly unique artist for his time. Reynolds was the mainstream, and as a representative of the mainstream, quite good. Plus, he shows a lot of important people. Probably idealized a bit, but still...
John Murray is a very interesting person, one of the leaders of the British side in the leadup to the American Revolution. But more about him anon.
Articles in which this image appears
John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore +10 (in the main, all usages are highly relevant.)
FP category for this image
Some subset of People. I think he's less important as a noble than as a governor and military leader, so perhaps Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military? Possibly both, though we don't generally do that much anymore.
Creator
Joshua Reynolds
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 06:48, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - BTW, I believe it's no-one. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:21, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - finally. We need more Scottish people. Phil is for some reason, even if a big Reynolds-enthusiast, too shy on this... Saw wonderful paintings at the SNG. Hafspajen (talk) 13:01, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • And as usual they are not in the article. Hafspajen (talk) 21:28, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Sir Joshua Reynolds - John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:32, 18 March 2015 (UTC)



Short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish

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Original – A short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish photographed off the coast of the Philippines. It is one of the two members of the Acanthaster genus of starfish
ALT - High Quality
Reason
High technical quality, rare image
Articles in which this image appears
Short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others, I believe
Creator
Matt Kieffer on Flickr

Promoted File:Crown of Thorns Starfish at Malapascuas Island.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:33, 18 March 2015 (UTC)



North Sea Trawler FORGER

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Original – North Sea Trawler "FORGER"
Reason
Great lighting and wood tones in this beautiful yacht
Articles in which this image appears
Recreational trawler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  03:04, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 03:42, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Over saturated colours and somewhat confusing composition due to the mast(s?) behind the boat Nick-D (talk) 03:31, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
This is at the crack of dawn, hence the colors that are vibrant in the wood tones. Negating the photo as a sailboat is in the rear seems silly to me, any boater can see the first mast (on the right) is on the boat itself, and a sailboat is behind its bow. @Nick-D:, I am assuming that you have little boating experience, is that correct? talk→ WPPilot  14:22, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 18:24, 18 March 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid

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OriginalPortrait of Pablo de Valladolid is a portrait by Diego Velázquez of Pablo or "Pablillos" de Valladolid, a jester and actor at Philip IV's court from 1632 until his death.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable painting. Haven't had much Velazquez in a while.
Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Diego Velázquez
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:44, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 22:00, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 18:16, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Not as stunning as some other uploads at barely over our minimum, but meets the standard and has its own article. Mattximus (talk) 23:39, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - per Mattximus.--Godot13 (talk) 02:00, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Velázquez - Pablo de Valladolid (Museo del Prado, 1636-37).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:58, 19 March 2015 (UTC)



First issue of the Yugoslav dinar

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Original – Ten Yugoslav dinara, 1920, first issue for the National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company.
Reason
High quality image, high EV. Paired with the preceding note, these two notes represent the transition from the Koruna to the Dinar.
Articles in which these images appear
Yugoslav dinar
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
Robert Savage and the American Bank Note Company, for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:45, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Old school masterpiece. I remember seeing this in a Soviet numismatic book. Brandmeistertalk 10:37, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:29, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Historical EV, great detail. (Question: If that's an "allegory of progress" on the obverse, do we know what the pile of rocks & mtn. landscape on the reverse depicts?) Sca (talk) 13:33, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Should be "dinars". In Serbian they say "10 dinara". Singular dinar, plural dinars rigth ? Good and historic. --PetarM (talk) 14:33, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
PetarM- I understand your point, but the numismatic reference books cite the plural of dinar as dinara (not to mention it is printed as dinara on both this note and on the note above).--Godot13 (talk) 23:54, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:YUG-21a-National Bank-Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes-10 Dinara (1920).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 06:58, 19 March 2015 (UTC)



Dual-denominated Yugoslav krone (1919)

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Original – A dual-denominated banknote issued by the Finance Ministry of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes: 400 kronen overprinted on a 100 dinara note. Issued only in 1919.
Reason
High quality image, high EV. The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes first issued banknotes in 1919. Several series circulated briefly until the 1920 Yugoslav dinar issue.

Paired with the following note, these two notes represent the transition from the Krone to the Dinar.

Articles in which these images appear
Yugoslav krone
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
A. Cabasson, for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes.
From the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Image by Godot13.


Promoted File:YUG-19-Finance Ministry-Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes-400 Kronen (1919).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:01, 19 March 2015 (UTC)



Tower bridge panorama

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Original – Panorama of the Tower Bridge from Shad Thames in the morning golden hour. Built 1886–1894, it is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames, near the Tower of London.
Reason
High quality image of the bridge itself. We currently have a FP, but it's a night view of somewhat smaller resolution (and sadly not used in the article anymore)
Articles in which this image appears
Tower Bridge +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Colin
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:56, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. I find the positioning of the background buildings right across the middle of the bridge rather awkward and distracting. I wonder whether another angle could be found to avoid this clash. 109.157.12.109 (talk) 12:30, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support One can't remove the background. Other pictures in article or commons are much worse. Hafspajen (talk) 18:15, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per 109.157.12.109. Better composition is possible. Samsara 17:03, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • - Puente de la Torre, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-11, DD 092.JPG you mean you are posting it as an allt? Though, the nominated picture is 15,287 × 7,643 pixels, this one is only 5000x3000px. Hafspajen (talk) 19:37, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm happy with the argument that a wider lens or stitch is preferable - my point was that a photographer can position themselves such that the background clutter is reduced, which is where Diego succeeded. I think we can afford to wait for a better shot. Btw, Diliff's night shot also achieves this. I can't say how good that same vantage point would be during the day, but it's worth a thought. Samsara 22:18, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
      • Can I just say that I know from Colin's Commons FPC nomination that he deliberately chose this composition so that the various buildings in the background were framed by the bridge. Whether this was successful or not is up to you to decide, but it wasn't an accident. Anyway, none of my night shots of the bridge are taken from this direction so the problem of buildings was not an issue. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:26, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I think this is the best daytime picture of the bridge by some margin (well I would say that, wouldn't I :-). The photo it is being compared with was criticised at Commons for cropping the top off the skyscraper (so I don't accept that that image has a better composition), and the image quality of that photo is much lower (the bridge is less than half the vertical/horizontal resolution and the image shows much less of the bridge). Photos from the upstream side of the bridge have little in their background, and the significant drawback of this is that they therefore provide no context -- the bridge could be anywhere in London. Whereas from this side, we have three new well-known City of London skyscrapers: The Cheesegrater, The Walkie Talkie, The Gherkin, as well as the Tower of London all providing location and orientation. As Diliff says, I framed this to ensure these recognisable skyscrapers were completely visible rather than awkwardly cropped. I think this provides an interesting juxtaposition of old and new within a relatively tight frame, and completely locates this bridge next to the financial heart of the city. -- Colin°Talk 18:55, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 01:35, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



Parnassus by Andrea Mantegna

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Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Parnassus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Andrea Mantegna
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 07:36, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:14, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose There is something seriously wrong with this image in full size, 15.5 by 12.8 Kilopix, 96 megabytes (!), did you check? There is good sharpness in some small blotches only (look at her face), while the rest is unsharp. Also takes forever to upload. Reduce to a manageable size where the sharpness difference disappears, and I might support. --Janke | Talk 16:48, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Yes, I checked, and I suspect yours didn't load correctly. It looks sharp all the way through to me. (Try using the large image viewer). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:58, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
      • Still the same problem with the LIW. Look at her cheek compared with the rest of the face! --Janke | Talk 08:45, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
        • I see the artefacting, and it's present in the unretouched copy as well. What options do we have? Resolution is huge, but downsampling generally frowned upon... Samsara 09:32, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support/Comment I am for the photo, but am getting some seriously slow-load as well. HullIntegritytalk / 17:07, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I think it is rather a big painting - and it is reasonably sharp. Hafspajen (talk) 22:51, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 07:39, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



Claude Monet 1899

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Original – Portrait photograph of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet by Nadar
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Claude Monet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Nadar

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 07:57, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



George Sand by Nadar, 1864

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OriginalGeorge Sand by Nadar, 1864
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
George Sand
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Nadar
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:03, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:12, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: A great candidate, but has there been some restoration work here? Also, an English description on the image page would be nice. Josh Milburn (talk) 18:31, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support National Names 2000 (talk) 10:49, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I would love to see George Sand on the main page. HullIntegritytalk / 13:56, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Samsara 15:28, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:George Sand by Nadar, 1864.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 08:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



Franz Liszt by Nadar, March 1886

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OriginalFranz Liszt by Nadar, March 1886
Reason
EV + HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Franz Liszt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Nadar
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:18, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Levels adjusted too heavily, leading to blown highlights on the forehead. Shame, too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:42, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Overly sharpened too, by the looks of it. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:43, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 08:19, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



Sarah Bernhardt by Nadar 1864

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OriginalSarah Bernhardt by Nadar, 1864
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ashkenazi Jews, Legitimacy (family law), Nadar (photographer) and Sarah Bernhardt
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Entertainment
Creator
Nadar
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 08:27, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - The issues brought up in the last nomination still haven't been dealt with. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:49, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • No oppose there [3], better to try it again. Alborzagros (talk) 08:53, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Never said there were opposes. I said there were issues brought up which were not fixed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:05, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I made an attempt to address these issues. I think it looks good now (for a historical photograph). Support --Ebertakis (talk) 12:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I suppose the "issues" are not around copyright considering the age of the picture. She is one of the most famous actors in history and probably the most famous female actor ever. HullIntegritytalk / 13:51, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Issues were not copyright related, no, but rather how there were still scratches etc. on the scan. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:58, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Wow. Thank you. My learning-curve here on quality of the image is going to be high. But I do like to learn new things. HullIntegritytalk / 23:45, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 08:28, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



Le Grand Canal by Claude Monet

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Original – Le Grand Canal by Claude Monet
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Le Grand Canal ; Claude Monet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Claude Monet
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 09:08, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Monet has so many articles about his individual works that a single painting such as this, which doesn't have an article, does not have enough EV to be featured. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:23, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support now that my concern has been addressed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:47, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nice painting, but I also don't see the EV. If there was an article dedicated to this painting there would be, but if it's just one among the many on the artist's page, it's not really valuable. Mattximus (talk) 23:41, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Just Think Something This Is an Nice Painting But Will Be Nice? National Names 2000 talk) 02:43, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - In creation: Le Grand Canal by Claude Monet. Comming up. I was always interested in his less known series of paintings, well, actually it is not that unknown either, as I discovered when gathering info. So, done and it is a significant series of works, so no damage done.
    By the way, one of the Venetian waterscape from this series by Claude Monet was sold for more than $35 million dollars at Sotheby's auction on 2015 January the 8th. Hafspajen (talk) 13:30, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -It has an article now .... Hafspajen (talk) 16:04, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Fylbecatulous talk 20:32, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Light oppose. A fine example of Monet's work, but I'm not sure I would call this piece particularly exceptional or notable. Joshua Garner (talk) 16:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I get that, but the thing about Monet is that he is simply so famous and well-known that even his lesser-celebrated works get that treatment. Also, changed my vote from "Oppose" to "Light oppose". Joshua Garner (talk) 18:55, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, I understand your reasoning around this, but this is actually not just one of his individual works, but more, a series of paintings from Venice, and series of paintings are more than just any painting, even if Le Grand Canal series (Monet) is a less known series. Also as our friend Sca stated somewhere - the FP is also a learning experience, so if we feature a are a somewhat less known series of paintings, and that is a learning experience. Hafspajen (talk) 15:08, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – OK, you convinced me. It is a beautiful composition. Not bad for someone old enough to be my ... brother. Sca (talk) 22:30, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Claude Monet, Le Grand Canal.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 09:09, 20 March 2015 (UTC)



Ntozake Shange

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OriginalNtozake Shange, a black feminist writer who won an Obie Award for her for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, at Barnard College in 1978. This was two years after for colored girls... debuted to critical acclaim.
Reason
Very well-done portrait of an important black feminist and playwright
Articles in which this image appears
Ntozake Shange
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Barnard College; restored by Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Expressive. Good EV. Sca (talk) 14:20, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 22:28, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Hafspajen (talk) 22:50, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Nicely done, Chris! Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:27, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Ntozake Shange, Reid Lecture, Women Issues Luncheon, Women's Center, November 1978 Crisco edit.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 01:55, 21 March 2015 (UTC)



USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960

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Original – Large, dramatic photo showing USS Essex (CV-9) in heavy seas after its modernization with an angled flight deck
Reason
Large, dramatic photo showing USS Essex (CV-9) in heavy seas after its modernization with an angled flight deck
Articles in which this image appears
USS Essex (CV-9), Timeline for aircraft carrier service, Essex-class aircraft carrier
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
United States Navy, uploaded by User:Cobatfor, modified by User:Julian Herzog
  • Support as nominatorPine 00:52, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Valuable and irreplaceable, as the ship was sold for scrap. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:46, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – Cool capture, big file for B/W. (Besides, my Uncle Bob was chief electrician on the Essex during WWII. He was also welterweight boxing champion of the Pacific Fleet!) Caption/text should include 1960. Sca (talk) 14:17, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - CorinneSD (talk) 22:27, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - like said above, an incredibly valuable image. Good quality for the time period, too. --The one that forgot (talk) 05:58, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Very good, but there's a very obvious hair at the top of the image, a bit right of the mast. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:26, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support The last of the battle-carrier classes, the Essex-class ships were outfitted with 5 in 38 caliber gun turrets and a collection of 20 and 40 mm guns for use against the IJN, but these were stripped off the ships during there modernizations. A before and after picture here would be good to illustrate that fact, but this ship does a good job of showing off the new and removed hardware. TomStar81 (Talk) 21:52, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support This is an arresting photo with good EV, as it clearly depicts the ship and her ability to operate aircraft in bad weather Nick-D (talk) 23:50, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 01:56, 21 March 2015 (UTC)



Panorama of Victoria Harbour

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Original – Panoramic view of Victoria Harbour from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Reason
HQ
Articles in which this image appears
Victoria Peak
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Creator
Poco a poco
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 02:39, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The view from a mountain does not have EV in describing a mountain. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Its very noisy even downscaled (below 2000 px vertical). Also unsharp, would ask more from FF camera. --PetarM (talk) 12:07, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Does not have EV since you can't see Vicotria peak. Mattximus (talk) 13:13, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 06:20, 21 March 2015 (UTC)



Mary Magdalene and Jesus

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Original – The scene depicts a scene where Martha and Mary Magdalene are in the Temple, and were listening to Jesus preaching. Mary Magdalene, converted by this encounter is on her her knees beside Christ, crying, turning her face towards him, while Jesus is looking down at her.
Reason
Articles in which this image appears
The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, Paolo Veronese
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Paolo Veronese
  • Support as co-nominatorHafspajen (talk) 21:32, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as co-nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:50, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 05:23, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support But which other painting does this composition remind me of? Strong deja-vu... something Russian? Samsara 16:49, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
    This Александр Андреевич Иванов - Явление Христа народу (Явление Мессии) - Google Art Project.jpg? Hafspajen (talk) 19:33, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • No, but thanks. Something about the way she's craning her head back. And maybe the way the group is poised around her. Samsara 20:17, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Interesting painting, good EV. SagaciousPhil - Chat 06:02, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Paolo Veronese, The Conversion of Mary Magdalene.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 21:33, 21 March 2015 (UTC)



A Rembrandt s-p, based on a Titian, and others

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OriginalSelf-Portrait at the Age of 34 (1640) by Rembrandt was similar in nature to a painting he undertook the previous year, and is heavily influenced by Titian's A Man with a Quilted Sleeve (c. 1509), Raphael's Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione and a 1498 self-portrait by Albrecht Dürer. It was painted while Rembrandt was at the peak of his power. According to the National Gallery, who hold the piece, "It seems as if Rembrandt refers deliberately to his famous predecessors in this portrait, and thus places himself in the tradition of great 'Old Masters'."
Reason
Excellent scan of an true masterpiece
Articles in which this image appears
Self-Portrait at the Age of 34
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Rembrandt

Promoted File:Rembrandt, Self Portrait at the Age of 34.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 22:14, 21 March 2015 (UTC)



Audi e-tron 2

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Original – World premiere of the electric car "Audi e-tron" at the International Motor Show 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany. Several editions of the car have since been produced.
Reason
High technical quality, good EV, attractive
Articles in which this image appears
Audi e-tron +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Photographed by: Der Wolf im Wald, Retouched by: LiveChocolate

Promoted File:Audi e-tron (Edit1).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 02:40, 22 March 2015 (UTC)



Eight Bells

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OriginalEight Bells, an 1886 oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer which depicts two sailors determining their boat's position.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable Homer painting.
Articles in which this image appears
Eight Bells +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Winslow Homer

Promoted File:WinslowHomer-Eight Bells 1886.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:24, 23 March 2015 (UTC)



Osama Bin Laden's Safehouse

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Original – Hideout of Osama bin Laden, the location of his death, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Reason
An SVG rendering of Osama Bin Laden's safehouse in Pakistan, which was the site of the 2 May 2011 raid that ultimately resulted in his death. The diagram points out areas of interest, and is an interesting piece of history for our time, all the more so since it was bulldozed by the Pakastani government after the US raid. TomStar81 (Talk) 20:56, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
Articles in which this image appears
Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, Allegations of support system in Pakistan for Osama bin Laden, Death of Osama bin Laden, List of operations conducted by SEAL Team Six, Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan–United States relations, War on Terror
FP category for this image
This is a coin toss, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Diagrams, and Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War all have a legit claim to the image
Creator
Original: United States Department of Defense; SVG rendering Mysid
  • Support as nominatorTomStar81 (Talk) 20:56, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too Small And Needs To Be Speedy Close - National Names 2000 (talk) 02:24, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
    • @National Names 2000: I forgot to mention this, but this an SVG file, and it can be easily resized to any needed dimension. Accordingly then, while not at the 2500 x 2500 px mandatory limit required for photographs, as an SVG image, in this specific case, that is not an issue. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:26, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
      • That's correct. SVGs are exempt from the 1500px * 1500px minimum because, in theory, they are infinitely rescalable. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:51, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Godhulii 1985 (talk) 15:34, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - No doubt on EV..-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 06:44, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 08:05, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Hate to be a party pooper, but the SVGs which pass are usually a bit more complex. This is a bit... simple... for FPC, I think. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:39, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 20:57, 23 March 2015 (UTC)



Garden at Sainte-Adresse

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OriginalThe Garden at Sainte-Adresse is a painting by the French impressionist painter, Claude Monet. It depicts a garden at the resort town of Sainte-Adresse on the English Channel, near Le Havre.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable artwork. My friends in the northern hemisphere are probably tiring of snow.
Articles in which this image appears
Garden at Sainte-Adresse (Monet) +3
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Claude Monet
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice. A different kind of Monet, early style. Hafspajen (talk) 02:46, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Idylic. --PetarM (talk) 08:32, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Hafs. Good to have one from his earlier, so to speak pre-Impressionistic, period. (Cf Le Grand Canal, from 40 years later, below.) Sca (talk) 14:22, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Old favourite of mine. Samsara 15:26, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Just made it my desktop image. :) HullIntegritytalk / 16:21, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Claude Monet - Jardin à Sainte-Adresse.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:21, 24 March 2015 (UTC)



Writing the will and testament of the Mughal king

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Original – Collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Writing the will and testament of the Mughal king by a judge in Persian language.
Reason
Its a super quality picture(?) of the Mughal Era. I am still not satisfied about the source of it. May be this page could be useful.
Articles in which this image appears
India
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Anonymous
Non-free frame? I didn't get it Chris..Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 11:14, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • PD-art applies only to two-dimensional works. Frames are 3D. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:38, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Made it, but trust me, its an unsymmetrical crop..Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:23, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I think you might be wrong. That looks to me like a painted border. The crop may not be necessary. Samsara 16:56, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Looking at it again, it seems you're right. However, the border does need some major clean up. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:11, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
(Just a note that the above is my reason for keeping the oppose up). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:07, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
You are stubborn, my Chris...-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 10:10, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Perhaps, but the nice thing about FPC is that if you've got five supports a single oppose means nothing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:35, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Certainly intriguing, with what are either spirit/ancestor houses, eccentric decoration, or more likely a peculiar interpretation of perspective specific to this period, "on top" of the building. Samsara 10:25, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Good calligraphy to show India glory..Vishnu (talk) 07:10, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Not enough edits in credit to vote on FPC..-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:32, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 13:33, 24 March 2015 (UTC)



Clanculus corallinus

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OriginalClanculus corallinus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae.
Reason
High quality image of the shell of a notable sea snail, and therefore high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Clanculus corallinus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Molluscs
Creator
Llez
  • Support as nominatorArmbrust Homunculus 12:01, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Eye-catching, although I'd prefer living snails inside for higher EV. Brandmeistertalk 12:12, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support I agree that live-ins would be cooler, but still an excellent photo. HullIntegritytalk / 16:20, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -Hafspajen (talk) 23:50, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - could possibly be downsized slightly, but very nice work.--Godot13 (talk) 05:57, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Clanculus corallinus 01.JPG ---The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 14:16, 24 March 2015 (UTC)



Embryonic stem cell

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Original – A colony of embryonic stem cells, from the H9 cell line , viewed at 10X with Carl Zeiss Axiovert scope.
Reason
A quality image with super EV
Articles in which this image appears
Embryonic stem cell +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Biology
Creator
Ryddragyn
Could create an entire you, coz..Face-smile.svgṪ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:20, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
T.H. What is "coz" -- "cousin" or "because"? - CorinneSD (talk) 21:32, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
None but you.. -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 14:14, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Totally cool. HullIntegritytalk / 16:19, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, interesting to look at. Not being a biologist, I have to admit I can't vouch for accuracy  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:10, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support So this is the stuff that may someday save my life. Interesting, to say the least. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:53, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Humanstemcell.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 15:16, 24 March 2015 (UTC)



Alison Bechdel

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Reason
High quality image of a notable contemporary woman artist. Probably the best of the "Genius Award" images I've seen
Articles in which this image appears
Alison Bechdel +1
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Riccardo De Luca for the MacArthur Foundation
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:49, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not the best angle, which may also give an impression it's a man and not woman. Brandmeistertalk 09:28, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Pardon? I have not had difficulty seeing that she is a woman... that she does not conform with the common ideal of femininity is not really grounds to oppose. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:21, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
      • Yep, but since it's basically a profile, only half of her face is shown and eyes are obscured. Brandmeistertalk 12:38, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
        • But don't judge it like you would judge a lead image. A lead image would be an identifying image, used because it best describes what she looks like. This image is used further down in the article to show her working - an action shot if you will. Given that it's already established what she looks like, it's not as important that we can't see her face well. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:54, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
          • Frankly, I don't think this is the spirit of WP:WIAFP, particularly point 3, unlike something like this or this. A featurable image of a person should also identify her/him and deserves the lead, but as you noted this one is placed somewhere below. Clicking the article in search of another image is not the best option, I think. Brandmeistertalk 23:00, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
            • Not every featured image has to be the lead image, particularly when the lead image is unable to show an important aspect of the subject and actually I think there are plenty of examples of featured pictures that are not lead images. For some subjects, being the lead image is important, for others, it's not. For example, an action shot of a sportsperson would be unlikely to be the lead image because a regular head shot portrait would make a better lead image. It may be that they're not easily identifiable in the action shot too but that doesn't necessarily take away from what the photo is intended to show. Likewise, it would be difficult to get a good regular head portrait that also shows them doing what they are famous for. A 'lead image' and an 'action shot' are very difficult kinds of photos and rarely the two shall meet. I don't think that makes either ineligible. You just need consider the purpose of the image and make allowances for it. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. I think Brandmeister's point was that the angle doesn't help with identification, but if we judge the image as it relates to the article (and we should), then it's fairly clear that she's a woman. The nominated image appears some way down the article, by which stage it's obvious. Besides, perhaps the name article's title, "Alison Bechdel" gives it away! ;-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:27, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Brandmeister. (And from this vantage point, the subject does appear rather androgynous.) Sca (talk) 22:04, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Did you read Crisco and my replies to Brandmeister though? I feel like we comprehensively responded to his objection(s) which, if you choose to use 'per Brandmeister', seems to be ignored. In short: I don't think you need to see her face for this to be a valid illustration of her with her work, and yes she appears slightly androgynous but so be it, if that's how she looks then that's how she looks, surely? 22:32, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
      • Preceding edit added by Diliff — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:31, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
      • I have to agree with Diliff; this here is an action shot, showing the cartoonist at work, drawing. To do so, there must be compromises. If she's actually drawing, she needs to face the canvas; otherwise it's very likely that she'd have made errors. If the camera were behind here, we'd get nothing but the back of her head (which would be compositionally poor). If the camera was over the canvas, then we'd get nothing of the work herself. The old self-portrait genre where painters held their brushes and looked forward while dabbing at the canvas just doesn't work in real life. As for the comments on her physical appearance, I'd have thought that we were all above that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:06, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Androgynous is not a pejorative term.
As an ex-newspaper ed, I'd have to say that, since this "action shot" illustrates an article about the cartoonist, the subject of the pic should be identifiable. (Just an opinion.) Sca (talk) 17:54, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Androgynous is in itself not a pejorative term, but one might read a bit further into it when the subject is a lesbian, and somewhat stereotypically so, based on appearances. It's not difficult to interpret it as "for a woman, she doesn't look very feminine". I'm not suggesting that is what you you were saying, I'm just making the point that describing a lesbian as androgynous as part of your reasoning for an oppose could be seen to be a bit inflammatory and give people the impression that you're being judgemental about her appearance and/or her sexuality. The equivalent might be to point out that a gay man happens to look effeminate. Yes, some gay men look effeminate and some gay women look androgynous. Whether we're confused about if they're male or female isn't really the point. The point is, that's how they look. It's not as though this image misrepresents her appearance.
Also, if you want to compare it to a journalistic piece, I think the article probably more closely resembles a National Geographic or Time feature than a newspaper article. A typical newspaper article would have just a single photo to work with, whereas a Time magazine feature would typically have many images illustrating not just what she looks like (a portrait), but also photos of her in her environment, which gives you scope to go beyond mere identification and into more artistic and expressive photography. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
David, I understand your rationale re sexual orientation, etc., but would suggest that nowadays we've moved beyond physical stereotypes. (As the sexual orientation entry notes, "an individual homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual person may be masculine, feminine, or androgynous....")
Indeed I was not attempting to characterize Ms. Bechdel in any adverse manner; I was simply saying that, based on the visual information presented by this photo, the gender of the subject was not readily apparent (as "androgynous" is not pejorative; that some may take it as such merely reflects personal or cultural assumptions about gender-specific physiognomies.
BTW, many newspaper articles are illustrated by more than one photo. However, if only one photo is to be used in this case, it would be quite simple to pose one adequately depicting both the cartoonist's style and the face of the cartoonist. Faces are of prime importance in conveying visual information about the subjects of feature stories, articles and profiles, regardless of the person's field – or, needless to say, gender. Sca (talk) 21:42, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Of course any individual person of any sexual orientation could appear masculine, feminine or androgynous. My point was just that a stereotype of male and female homosexuals does exist, rightly or wrongly, and Alison's physical appearance does lean towards androgynous/masculine IMO, which is the 'stereotypical' lesbian. I think we agree that it's irrelevant how masculine or androgynous she looks though, or whether she might be misidentified as a male. If it is indeed the case that she could be misidentified, it's simply because of how she actually looks, not because of how this image portrays her. But again, if we mistake her for a man, so what? Does it change anything? This image exists in an article about her, not in isolation. If, after landing on her article page, reading the title, seeing the female gender pronouns and reading about her life, we still can't identify her as female, that's not a problem with the image, it's a problem with us. ;-)
And yes, many newspaper articles are illustrated by more than one image, but if they are, do you really think they all have to identify the person equally well?
No. Sca (talk)
Wouldn't it be more common that as long as at least one of the numerous photos identifies the subject, it's increasingly less important that the rest do too?
Yes. Sca (talk)
There's no point considering a hypothetical of what we would do if only one image is to be used. We have more than one image in the article and we have no restriction on how many we can use. Given that the article already contains an identifying image in the infobox, I would argue that the subsequent images don't share the burden of identifying her. They are free to have more expressive or interesting compositions, such as the one we're discussing now. I still think the analogy of the Time magazine feature is a better way to consider a Wikipedia article on a person than a newspaper article. Obviously the text of a Wikipedia is written very differently to either, but the scope for photography shares a lot in common with Time magazine. Anyway, enough debate. If I still haven't convinced you, I'll stand down. :-) My intention is merely to engage, not to upset. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 22:53, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Not upset. Nuff said. Sca (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

*Just echoing Diliff's thoughts on the term "Androgynous". Making comments on an individual's personal appearance in the midst of an oppose !vote suggests that said appearance is part of the basis of an oppose (even if that's not how the writer intended it), and thus comes across as akin to slighting the individual's personal appearance. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:44, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

No, no, no! Descriptive, not pejorative. (Sorry, but I think it's your perception that makes it pejorative.) Sca (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm sure our perception does factor into it, but likewise, I think it's impossible to separate a 'descriptive' statement from an intention, perceived or otherwise. Nobody makes random statements about someone's appearance without meaning something by it. Neither of us are assuming bad faith and accusing you of homophobia or anything of that sort, but we are questioning the relevance of mentioning androgyny, given that sexuality and the judgements that tend to come with it can be a bit of a tinderbox issue. Descriptive would be perfectly reasonable if someone asked you how you would describe her appearance, but that isn't really the purpose of the nomination. Oops, I said I was going to stand down. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:59, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Gray is neither black nor white. Nuff said. Sca (talk) 01:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose blurred and hazy.-Alborzagros (talk) 05:56, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Are we looking at the same picture? There is no blur (there is some noise, but no blur), and you couldn't get much more contrast without making the image look overprocessed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:01, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
      • I don't see any blur either. The image is in focus and sharp. Kaldari (talk) 02:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Good action shot of the artist at work. The fact that Bechdel is androgynous looking is not a valid reason to object to featured picture status! I find the arguments above to be extremely strange. The purpose of the image is to illustrate the article by showing you Alison Bechdel at work, not to prove to you that Alison Bechdel is a woman. I really can't see how her degree of feminine appearance bears on the status of the image. Kaldari (talk) 02:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support An excellent and unusual photo emphasizing certain similarities between the artist and her life sized subject. The outstretched arms and touching hands, the similarities of hair styles and the overall connotations of the photo bring it to a very high quality level. 328 Let's discuss it 04:33, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - even if I agree she looks like man, but then we will not have issues with her as a Picture of the Day...Like poor Michelle. And I have an userbox androgynous online, anyway. Hafspajen (talk) 04:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - I am completely and totally confused as to why her physical presentation is even being discussed. It is a photograph illustrating an artist at work. No where in the guidelines posted Wikipedia:Featured picture criteria does it state that a photograph of a person must be identifiably masculine, feminine, or even of that person. In particular, it says "It illustrates the subject in a compelling way, making the viewer want to know more" and this "A featured picture is not always required to be aesthetically pleasing; it might be shocking, impressive, or just highly informative." As the article is about an artist, she and her work together are what make her a noteworthy person. Thus an image of her work is highly informative and would be whether she was in the picture or not in it at all. Would there be objection if "David" were used as an image to illustrate Michelangelo? Oh Wait! he is Michelangelo. SusunW (talk) 05:33, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Great photo, great artist. (And I do have a conflict of interest as an androgynous genderfluid person myself. ;-) Missvain (talk) 16:06, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment – My original comment has been misunderstood by many. I apologize for not expressing myself with sufficient clarity. Because I've been criticized here, let me make the following points:
  • I was simply agreeing with Brandmeister's observation that, due in part to the angle of the photo, the subject's gender was not readily apparent.
  • In saying "rather androgynous," I was not making a pejorative comment about the subject's personal appearance or, by implication, putative sexual orientation.
  • Nor was my opposition to the photo based on the subject's supposed personal attributes.
  • Rather, my opposition was technical – based on the awkward angle of the photo with regard to the person pictured, particularly her face.
  • I myself am not homophobic. I believe widespread oppression of "add the words" to Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to corresponding state laws, including Idaho Title 67, Chapter 59, Section 67-5909.
(Disclosure: This user is a former intake officer for the Idaho Human Rights Commission.)
Sca (talk) 15:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you for explaining yourself a bit further. It would have been helpful had we not ventured into the area of physical appearances at all, but too late now. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:32, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I repeat, the fact that the face of the artist is not showing is irrelevant. The artist is famous because art is produced. The picture shows an artist creating art. No one is famous because of their gender, they are famous because of something they do. All of the comments regarding gender are off-subject, IMO. Does the picture represent what the subject is famous for. Yes. Is it an interesting photo? Yes. Would seeing the artist's face in any way communicate that the artist is able to produce art? No. Would identifying the gender in any way change the ability to create art? No. Is it necessary to see the artist to know the work of the artist is theirs? No - case in point "David", "Starry Night", "The Scream" -- your mind just said Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Munch. SusunW (talk) 19:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, I am not sure that I agree with the face of the artist is not showing is irrelevant (what Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Munch?). It is rather relevant, BUT - THIS nomination does shows the face, from side-face, profile. And it is mirroring the face drawn by the artist, also side-face - in a rather delightful ballet of lines and forms, if anyone noticed that one. Also her hand drawing echoes the depicted in the picture, an other finesse. Her left arm is similar to the one depicted, kept in angle. So all this, I think is mostly what makes this picture a good photo. Hafspajen (talk) 20:19, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support; a big +1 to SusunW's comments, too. Ironholds (talk) 17:00, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support--Mssemantics (talk) 17:16, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support The picture is effective in conveying an impression of the subject, both in clearly showing her as a working artist, and in showing the resemblance between the artist and the figure the artist is drawing. Whether or not the picture shows a conventional gender appearance seems relevant only insofar as it might be different from the subject's usual preferred public presentation. In this case, her appearance in the photo seems to me perfectly in line with her usual public presentation, so should be a point favoring rather than opposing the use of this image. JohnMarkOckerbloom (talk) 19:57, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Why is being able to identify a person conclusively on their Wikipedia page a necessity? This image is composed interestingly and has a compelling creator-composition theme. (In the interest of the Bechdel Test, I note that despite my masculine handle, I am cis female.) Gus andrews (talk) 23:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per Cullen328. gobonobo + c 04:35, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support; I agree with Gus andrews that the image is interesting and has a compelling theme. Also, anyone acquainted with Bechdel's work will recognize her and her distinctive style - those not yet familiar will get a neat intro with this image. Sportlac (talk) 05:56, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Just some clarification as to why the !vote above was stricken: it is FPC policy that !votes from editors with fewer than a hundred edits and whose accounts are newer than 25 days cannot be counted. We do welcome, however, all editors to comment on the image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:23, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • ...and then we had canvassing. Samsara 01:10, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Has this been advertised somewhere? Josh Milburn (talk) 09:00, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
      • A few people with a focus on women on Wikipedia have tweeted it, but none of the tweets explicitly said "Vote to support this!" One was more or less "When Alison Bechdel is nominated at FPC" (when both oppose !votes above were the only ones on the page, aside from my nomination support) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:51, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
        • But when you tweet about a controversial nomination to a partisan crowd, it's implicit that you'll be getting partisan visitors to that nomination. There's no need to be explicit to get the desired result... Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:24, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 01:36, 25 March 2015 (UTC)



AfE-Turm Demolishing

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Original – AfE-Turm Destroying Last February 2, 2014
Reason
The AfE-Turm Was Demolished During The Demolish. And Has An High Quality Image.
Articles in which this image appears
AfE-Turm
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Sven0705
  • It's 1,333 × 2,000 pixels ... we passed lately one that was a rare picture. No idea. Hafspajen (talk) 18:27, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Old news, and a long-planned event. Sca (talk) 21:54, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Only used in a gallery. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Below min res. Mattximus (talk) 13:08, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 14:36, 25 March 2015 (UTC)



There they descent from heaven, into dust

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Original – Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft floated over a sea of golden clouds during its descent by parachute through planet Earth's dense atmosphere. On board were Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of NASA and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). Touch down was at approximately 10:07 p.m. EDT (8:07 a.m. March 12, Kazakh time) southeast of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The three were returning from low Earth orbit, after almost six months on the International Space Station as members of the Expedition 41 and Expedition 42 crews.
Reason
Just good enough for a FP with good EV and quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Soyuz TMA-14M
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominator – -The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:32, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the nom. —Bruce1eetalk 04:59, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. OK, I'll bite. This is an impressive photo and presumably a difficult to capture event. Shame the parachute isn't a little higher in the sky perhaps, but it's nice as it is. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 02:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. —Bruce1eetalk 04:59, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Totally cool. HullIntegritytalk / 13:13, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow and EV all in one.--Godot13 (talk) 03:52, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Vishnu (talk) 07:07, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry Vishnu, you don't have enough edits to vote here..-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:30, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 15:56, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Godhulii 1985 (talk) 15:32, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Bammesk (talk) 16:59, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support oooooooo pretty! Huge EV too... Btw just curious, how many edits needed to be able to vote The Herald ? hiley 12:49, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
    • ‎It's 25 days and at least 100 edits – see the top of the page here. —Bruce1eetalk 13:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
      • Thanks Bruce1ee - looked everywhere except the opening paragraphs! hiley 17:15, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Ah excellent The Herald - I wondered why I hadn't noticed that before... Thank god all my edits were pre that rule coming in - I now meet the criteria, but wouldn't have when I first started editing on this page... hiley 16:25, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Expedition 42 Soyuz TMA-14M Landing (201503120102HQ).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 15:33, 25 March 2015 (UTC)



Dishes with Oysters, Fruit, Sugar and Wine

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Original In the 15th century Nederlands a wide variety of foods started to became available to the wealthy citizens of the Low countries, consisting of a rich variety of fruits, cheeses, meat, wine, and nuts. Tea and coffee consumption were increasing and becoming part of everyday life, often served with sweets, candy or marzipan and cookies. A Dutch mealtime in the 17th century could contain abundantly extravagant dishes. After soup, salad and meat dishes, savory tarts and pastries followed. The meal ended with jellies, cheese, nuts and sweet pastries, washed down with sweet spiced wine. Someting like above.
Reason
Original file 10,230 × 7,372 pixels, used, good quality scan. One of the rare early depictions of sugar in art. The wealthy Dutch Empire's trade enabled spices, sugar and exotic fruits to be imported to the country. Exotic ingredients such as dates, rice, cinnamon, ginger, nuts, and saffron were used.
Articles in which this image appears
Osias Beert, Dutch Golden Age, Still life#Dutch, Flemish, German and French paintings, Antwerp
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Osias Beert the Elder
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 22:45, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Seems representative of his style. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice composition. And really good quality on the image, right? HullIntegritytalk / 00:18, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- KTC (talk) 23:29, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice variety of uses, excellent image.--Godot13 (talk) 03:50, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Artistic excellence and historical importance. Joshua Garner (talk) 16:27, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Osias Beert the Elder - Dishes with Oysters, Fruit, and Wine - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 22:46, 25 March 2015 (UTC)



Étienne Maurice Gérard

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Original – Full length portrait of Étienne Maurice Gérard in 1816, a year after his actions at Waterloo. Gérard was an important soldier under Napoleon, rising to the rank of Marshal of France and Minister of War.
Reason
High quality scan of a portrait of an important French soldier politician.
Articles in which this image appears
Étienne Maurice Gérard +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Military
Creator
Jacques-Louis David
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:47, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent image. HullIntegritytalk / 23:58, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent image indeed. Hafspajen (talk) 00:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - High EV, very good image.--Godot13 (talk) 03:48, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Mattximus (talk) 13:09, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:David Etienne Maurice Gerard.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 23:49, 25 March 2015 (UTC)



Frida Kahlo

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Original – 1937 photograph of Frida Kahlo by Toni Frissell
Reason
I'm late to Women's History Month, but no matter. I found about 15 excellent photographs of women who are important any time of the year, and intend to work through them all. Starting off with notable Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, photographed by notable photographer Toni Frissell.
Articles in which this image appears
Frida Kahlo, Toni Frissell
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Artists_and_writers
Creator
Toni Frissell, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 23:57, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent image. Hafspajen (talk) 00:01, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Agreed. Excellent. HullIntegritytalk / 00:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Fantastic! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:13, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – great work. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:22, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice restoration/cleaning work.--Godot13 (talk) 03:47, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Toni Frissell - Frida Kahlo, seated next to an agave.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:20, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



Portrait of Charles Gravier in Turkish attire

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OriginalPortrait of Charles Gravier Count of Vergennes and French Ambassador, in Turkish Attire by Antoine de Favray. The ambassador has been depicted with a smoking pipe, in Turkish garb, while sitting in an Ottoman style room. The oil on canvas painting, which measures 141.5 x 113 cm, is in the collections of the Pera Museum.
Reason
Excellent portrait of the diplomat Charles Gravier and a good example of French orientalist art and turquerie. Gravier played an important role in Franco-Ottoman relations, both as ambassador and later as French Minister for Foreign Affairs. He commissioned the work from Antoine de Favray while in Constantinople.
Articles in which this image appears
Antoine de Favray, Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, Diplomacy, Franco-Ottoman alliance and Pera Museum
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Political
Creator
Antoine de Favray
I agree. I forgot to list the articles in order highest encyclopedic value when I nominated the painting. Currently the articles are just listed alphabetically. Feel free to change the order. P. S. Burton (talk) 15:45, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Antoine de Favray - Portrait of Charles Gravier Count of Vergennes and French Ambassador, in Turkish Attire - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 03:22, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



You forgot the Wife!

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Original – Antoine de Favray - Portrait of the Countess of Vergennes in Turkish Attireontes of Vergennes in Turkish Gown
Reason
Because my plan was to nominate them both. Both the husband and the wife. I was even having coffee with the husband this Saturday, in my private club just to remember to nominate. This is Charles Gravier's wife.
Articles in which this image appears
Antoine de Favray, Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Others
Creator
Antoine de Favray
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 06:38, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support According to English people WoW! and According to Persian people Bah Bah!__Alborzagros (talk) 07:31, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support A beautiful painting. HullIntegritytalk / 13:10, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - nice image, very good quality.--Godot13 (talk) 03:43, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm torn. There's EV and a gorgeous image, but we don't really have much discussion of his wife. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:05, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose great image, but I don't see the EV since we don't have much info on the painting itself, or the person in the painting. An article on either one would change my mind. Mattximus (talk) 13:12, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • OH, Herre varför. (Oh, Lord , Why) - OK, write article, BUT it has to be both husband Antoine de Favray - Portrait of Charles Gravier Count of Vergennes and French Ambassador, in Turkish Attire - Google Art Project.jpg and wife. Not that I don't think it doesn't have EV, because it is used in the significant way, but because it would be fun. Portrait of Charles Gravier and Mrs Charles Gravier, maybe? Portrait of Count Charles Gravier and Anette Vivers, Countess Charles Gravier , ... ? Hafspajen (talk) 15:33, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I would be happy with a section on his wife within Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes's article. I can't find any discussion on his wife, and so this painting, although nice, does not link to any of the content of wikipedia, which is by definition the EV. Mattximus (talk) 13:31, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, then I go for that, as a compromise. Was trying to figure out how the heck to do infoboxes with duble portairs, and failed, so far. Hafspajen (talk) 14:55, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah, more than a sentence in the husband's article would help. Essentially, all we're saying is "This is who he married". — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:37, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Better, though a bit of repetition in the article now. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:51, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - SchroCat (talk) 07:04, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Ahem, the husband is two noms down......... Hafspajen (talk) 01:06, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Antoine de Favray - Portrait of the Countess of Vergennes in Turkish Attire - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:29, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



Religion saved by Spain by Titian 1572-1575

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Original – Religion saved by Spain by Titian 1572-1575
Reason
HQ and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Religion saved by Spain (Titian), Titian,
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Titian
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 06:58, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - It is a late work by Titian, and it is considered as an outstanding piece of the artist's works. article ready, there is a big article in Spanish, left a template (May be translated further from ..xxx) Hafspajen (talk) 22:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Gorgeous scan.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:06, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --PetarM (talk) 09:03, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:57, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Fabulous painting with good EV as it has its own article. No problems supporting this. oh, look ... Crisco likes it so much, he's voted twice!! Face-wink.svg SagaciousPhil - Chat 22:52, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:Religion saved by Spain.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:31, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



John Everett Millais - Mariana

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Original –. The image is based on the solitary Mariana from William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, written between 1601 and 1606. In the play, Mariana was to be married, but was rejected when her dowry was lost in a shipwreck by Angelo.
Reason
Google file, used, big enough. A "bed trick" is involved in Shakespeare’s plot. Angelo, who has previously refused to fulfill the betrothal binding him to Mariana, because her dowry had been lost at sea, will be soon framed.
Articles in which this image appears
Mariana (Millais), John Everett Millais, Mariana (poem)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
John Everett Millais
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 08:25, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Grand! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:46, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Support. Great Colors. HullIntegritytalk / 12:31, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, yep, lovely. Brandmeistertalk 17:17, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Slightly unhappy with what looks like peppercorn noise in the skin tones. Any ideas as to what that would be? Samsara 17:41, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Yes. --PetarM (talk) 09:03, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Promoted File:John Everett Millais - Mariana - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 08:39, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



Windows of Santa Ana Cathedral 2

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Original – The figured windows of the Cathedral Santa Ana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. From left to right: Saint Martial of Limoges; Saint Peter of Verona, also known as Saint Peter Martyr; Mary with Jesus; Saint Anna and Mary; Saint Bonaventure
Reason
High Quality Image Plus Valuable And EV Image Note : Previously Nomination
Articles in which this image appears
Las Palmas, Las Palmas Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Religion and mythology
Creator
Lles
  • Support as nominatorNational Names 2000 (talk) 10:03, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Would people prefer these as a set of five individual images? Samsara 17:43, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 13:35, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep by Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1763-1765

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Original – Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep by Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1763-1765
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 15:03, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - If you're nominating an image to represent the artist, please choose one which is the most representative. The greater the number of articles nominated/featured, the less EV each individual image has. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:48, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Where did you find this rule? please show me and link it. Paintings and photos evaluate here individually not for each painter just one work! Alborzagros (talk) 15:55, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • You are nominating several paintings by the same artist which do not have EV in and of themselves, but as representations of the artist's style. One painting is sufficient for that. WP:FP? requires an image to "Add significant encyclopedic value to an article and helps readers to understand an article."; "significant" is negated when there are multiple images showing much the same thing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:56, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Dear Crisco 1492 _ Please show me rule in [4] and type or highlight where is written. Alborzagros (talk) 06:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I've already quoted the rule. If you are unable to accept that, that's not my problem. J. Milburn has already explained my position as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:56, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks I didn't mention the text in quotation mark (above) is from WP:FP. I thought that is your words. any way ... This painting Adds significant encyclopedic value to article, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (painter) and helps readers to understand that article. HOW? Blow the painting in the article we can see this words:«Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep, c. 1763-65, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo» then now we can find out that:
  1. One of Fragonard's painting is about Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep.
  2. The painting is drawn in 1763-65.
  3. It has been maintained in National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. So reply my question:
  • Don't three items above add significant encyclopedic value to painter's article?
  • Don't three items above help readers to understand painter's article?
  • Oppose per Crisco, there needs to be some encyclopaedic value for the painting (perhaps an article on the painting) to justify nomination. Mattximus (talk) 13:14, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose, as above. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:24, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 15:04, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



Blind-Man’s Buff by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1750 - 1752)

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Original – Blind-Man’s Buff by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1750 - 1752)
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 15:15, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - If you're nominating an image to represent the artist, please choose one which is the most representative. The greater the number of articles nominated/featured, the less EV each individual image has. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:48, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Where did you find this rule? please show me and link it. Paintings and photos evaluate here individually not for each painter just one work! Alborzagros (talk) 15:55, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Crisco didn't say that each painter can only have one FP. The FP criteria require that a potential FP "[a]dds significant encyclopedic value to an article and helps readers to understand an article". If it's "just another picture" or is not particularly representative of the artist's style (or both) it wouldn't meet this criterion. Josh Milburn (talk) 18:41, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Precisely. Where no article on the painting exists, generally scans of an artist's work do not have EV in and of themselves, but as representations of the artist's style (exceptions are possible, of course, like where a work depicts a historical battle or something, but that doesn't apply here). One painting is sufficient for such a purpose. As J. Milburn says, WP:FP? requires an image to "Add significant encyclopedic value to an article and helps readers to understand an article."; "significant" is negated when there are multiple images showing much the same thing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:59, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Dear Crisco 1492 _ Please show me rule in [5] and type or highlight where is written. Alborzagros (talk) 06:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I've already quoted the rule. If you are unable to accept that, that's not my problem. Down below, J. Milburn has already explained my position as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:56, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks I didn't mention the text in quotation mark (above) is from WP:FP. I thought that is your words. any way ... This painting Adds significant encyclopedic value to article, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (painter) and helps readers to understand that article. HOW? Blow the painting in the article we can see this words:«Blind Man's Bluff, 1760, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio» then now we can find out that:
  1. One of Fragonard's painting is about Blind Man's Bluff.
  2. The painting is drawn in 1760.
  3. It has been maintained in Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. So reply my question:
  • Don't three items above add significant encyclopedic value to painter's article?
  • Don't three items above help readers to understand painter's article?
  • Oppose per Crisco and per my comment below. Mattximus (talk) 13:16, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Gallery images are usually thought not to have sufficient EV. Samsara 20:45, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 15:16, 26 March 2015 (UTC)



Les Progrès de l'amour : Le rendez-vous by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (from 1771 until 1773)

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Original – Les Progrès de l'amour : Le rendez-vous by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (from 1771 until 1773)
Reason
HQ + EV
Articles in which this image appears
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
  • Support as nominatorAlborzagros (talk) 15:19, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment - Alb, slow down ... This a great painting too, hang on I might write an article on this too, if I only catch my breath. Hafspajen (talk) 18:43, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not due to HQ but due to EV. I don't see much encyclopaedic value to this painting, there is no article of it's own, and it's not even clear that this is the very best painting by this painter. Mattximus (