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Dirty angel from the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa, c.1910

memo to self - arty student project pages to check through

Johnbod (talk) 19:13, 11 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Johnbod (talk) 16:40, 19 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Dragonesque brooch

On 1 January 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dragonesque brooch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that if the double-headed Romano-British dragonesque brooch type (example pictured) represents any real animal, it may be hares rather than dragons? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dragonesque brooch. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Dragonesque brooch), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

RoySmith (talk) 00:01, 1 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Holbein thing

Disappointing that the criteria aren't met for a DYK for The Ambassadors (Holbein). I guess I could expand what the guy says - but if he was right about the optic idea, back in 1963, and has been forgotten about all this time, and Wikipedia has uncovered it - then that is quite a big deal, no? Jim Killock (talk) 18:51, 9 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

You have to expand the whole article x5, which would mean a small book. Going for GA would be easier, but personally I'm pretty dubious about this one guy's suggestion, and it probably shouldn't be the hook. Johnbod (talk) 18:55, 9 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No reason not to be dubious but it seems quite convincing to me. I think this may well escape but we'll see, Jim Killock (talk) 19:03, 9 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Parel Relief

Hello! I saw that you reverted my edits on

WP:LEAD. If you don't agree with having a "history" section, the info could at least be included in the context section and then be better summarized in the lead? Eucalyptusmint (talk) 16:23, 15 January 2024 (UTC)[reply

Yes, it could, but how is that an improvement? Johnbod (talk) 18:01, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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WikiJournal of Humanities Submission

Hey, Johnbod! Long time no see. I trust that you are doing alright these days. As for myself, I have been relaxing and taking it slow on Wikipedia, but of course, I would still love to help with content creation. Speaking of that, regarding a thread located at User talk:PericlesofAthens#WikiJournal of Humanities Submission, my good friend Mr. Pericles believes that your are a qualified individual who is able to give me some pointers for my nomination of Edward I of England at the WikiJournal of Humanities; and I could not agree more. May I humbly ask for you to take a quick look at the thread and see if there is any guidance you can provide me? Thank you kindly, and have a great day. Cheers, Unlimitedlead (talk) 21:01, 4 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, forgot about this. Ed I isn't really my period, nor "straight history" my thing. No experience with the journal either. I see User:Ealdgyth din't review it - maybe she could. On a very quick look, are you sure the latest scholarship is reflected? Generally, it looks pretty good. Johnbod (talk) 04:09, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Unlimitedlead have you seen my reply to your email on this? Dudley Miles (talk) 09:38, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, I understand. Thank you for the guidance, Johnbod! I will see you around in due time, I am sure. Cheers. Unlimitedlead (talk) 01:53, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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This Category:Archaeological artefact groups, does it make sense to you? Marcocapelle (talk) 07:15, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not much - I mean I can see the idea, but.... There is also Category:Archaeological artefact types - arrow, adze & so on. That's much better populated; the "groups" should either have about x10 the members, or probably nothing. I must confess I find it irritating that our archaeological editors tend to only categorize their stuff in archaeology trees, and not in the wider categories for the type of thing. Also I'm not aware that "group" has a particular meaning in A - or one that would be right for these. Pottery wares are more a "type", I'd say, with "group" being a much small number of distinctive finds. None of the articles in the cat use "group" I think, while several use "type" and/or "style". Are you asking the wikiproject? Some sensible people there. Johnbod (talk) 15:21, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Palladian bridges

Hagley Park

Hello! I was wondering if you could help me with something, as one of our resident English garden experts. It's not related to the encyclopedia, just personal interest.

The Palladian bridges at Wilton House, Prior Park, Stowe, and Stourhead are apparently the only ones in existence. Assuming this is true, what makes the Stourhead bridge particularly Palladian? The other three examples are all very similar and presumably based on both each other and Palladio's unexecuted design for the Rialto in Venice, but Stourhead's looks like a generic round-arched bridge. What am I missing, can you help at all? Ta, A.D.Hope (talk) 14:57, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

No, It seems one of the few non-Palladian parts of the park ensemble. Who's calling it that? There's also a rather weeny one at Hagley Park, plus Catherine the Great did one, the Marble Bridge. The section at Wilton House seems good. Johnbod (talk) 15:34, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I just saw the claim in a blog post, and thought it didn't ring true – the National Trust seems to use the slightly less grand claim 'one of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world'. The Hagley Park bridge is very cute, look at it! A.D.Hope (talk) 16:45, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
A simpler design certainly, but Historic England does call it Palladian, citing the original design as from the second book of Leoni's The Architecture of A. Palladio, in Four Books.[1] KJP1 (talk) 17:37, 28 February 2024 (UTC) KJP1 (talk) 17:37, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, so it's Palladian in the most literal sense. It does bear a resemblance to this bridge in Leoni's treatise, albeit simplified. A.D.Hope (talk) 17:51, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Well, yes, they are both designed to cross water. Even in English 18th-century architecture it takes more than dropping a keystone 1 1/2 inches to make something Palladian, imo (and the Leoni doesn't do that). Of course in America they would doubtless call it "Greek Revival", as they do with every house with a door in the middle and symmetrical windows. Johnbod (talk) 18:45, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with you, even though I can believe the design is inspired by Palladio, the bridge is so simple as to barely have a style at all. It's a bit like arguing whether Elvet Bridge in Durham is Early English or Decorated, there's just not enough to go on. A.D.Hope (talk) 18:55, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  1. ^ Historic England. "Palladian Bridge, Stourhead (Grade I) (1131099)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 February 2024.

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Multan Sun Temple

Opinions welcome :-) TrangaBellam (talk) 15:24, 6 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Depiction of Jesus

Hi John. Would you know where I can get started with finding information about the depiction of Jesus, that is, the change from the arisen Christ to the suffering Jesus at the cross? Joshua Jonathan - Let's talk! 07:16, 7 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Life of Jesus in art, and articles in Category:Iconography of Jesus, plus ones on individual works. If you wanted a book, I don't know a single one that covers the whole subject historically, though I'm sure there are some. Schiller does that, but mostly subject by subject. Johnbod (talk) 12:16, 7 March 2024 (UTC)[reply

Wikipedia Library Request - Feel Free to Support


Sorry for using your talk page, but I couldn't think of a better way to access you. You have shown an interest in British (Country House) Architectural History. I have suggested that Wikipedians gain access to the Country Life Archive on The Wikipedia Library ( Please feel free to support this suggestion (titled "Country Life Archive (Proquest)" on the above page) if you think this is a good idea.

Feel free to @ me here with any questions.

Cheers, EPEAviator (talk) 02:47, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not sure what you mean

Re [1] – your comment implies there are two third places, but you are the only third place? Also, how have you been? Haven't spoken in a while! Aza24 (talk) 22:53, 11 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

No, only one 3rd, but 2 4ths. But looking at it again, you are right. Self-reverted! I'm fine, thanks - oddly busy. And yourself? Johnbod (talk) 00:44, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Doing fine as well! Was much busier last month but things seem to be settling down now. Do you have a taste for Gerhard Richter? I've found myself enjoying his work quite a bit lately. Aza24 (talk) 02:52, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

What a cheeke

Just re-read this, great work by you. I'm thinking of writing the article on it following today's ruling [2] No Swan So Fine (talk) 13:32, 22 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Right - hadn't seen that, thanks! I wonder how it will be attributed at the inevitable sale? I think most of his VDs were less plausible than this one. Johnbod (talk) 04:38, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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story · music · places

Today's TFA, Felix M. Warburg House, was written by Vami_IV and Epicgenius, introduced: "This article is about another of the great houses that once lined Fifth Avenue in New York. Specifically, this is the mansion of Felix M. Warburg, a Jewish financier who ignored fears of anti-Semitic reprisal to his decided to build himself a big Gothic manor in the middle of New York City. Although the Warburgs no longer remain, their legacy does: the museum is now the home of the Jewish Museum (Manhattan) and the building largely survives as they left it. It's a beautiful building and I hope you will all enjoy it."! - in memory -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:10, 10 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Today's story mentions a concert I loved to hear and a piece I loved to sing in choir, 150 years old OTD. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:54, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"Most often" and "infrequently"

Hello Johnbod!

You have reverted my edit to River Thames frost fairs, resulting in the following sentence (highlighting by me): Most were held between the early 17th and early 19th centuries during the period known as the Little Ice Age, when the river froze over most often, though still infrequently.[3] This makes no sense, because "most often"[4] and "infrequently"[5] are opposites. You cannot have both at the same time, can you? Renerpho (talk) 04:38, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, you can. I suggest you consult your English teacher. Johnbod (talk) 10:56, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Renerpho - (talk page stalker), standing for your English teacher, what the sentence is saying is: "during the Little Ice Age the Thames froze over more frequently than in any other period, but even then such occurrences were rare." That is, it happened more often in the Little Ice Age than at any other time, but it still didn't happen very often. Hope this helps. KJP1 (talk) 12:13, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Apologies for undoing your rebuild of the lead there but (a) I do rather like the version I did more and think it fixes several problems your version would've left and (b) I don't really see how to incorporate your ideas. Being outdoors isn't necessary at all and, if there are other specific terms for

wall tombs, well... what are they? I'd think funeral stela &c. that I was in the process of adding covers most of the bases for anything that isn't a full-on statue (like you were pointing out) but maybe there's something intermediate that we should list in this article instead of just pointing at funerary art. — LlywelynII 21:18, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply

Ok, too late to look at this now - I'll probably just revert you, as usual. As I said, there are a number of articles (or at least sections) we need & don't have -
tomb monument for one. You don't get headstones indoors, to take the most obvious... Johnbod (talk) 01:22, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply

Input request @ Talk:Jinn

also Pre-RfC stage info:
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As a discussion facilitator fyi a

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The Met:→In America: An Anthology of Fashion

Greetings, Johnbod. Re your "do we need this in fact?" point. Indeed, we don't. No reason to single out this exhibition from the plethora held in 2022: undue weight. Cheers, —Protalina (talk) 08:45, 30 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]