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  1. PLEASE don't simplify art!

    Art is great and beautiful, but also complex, confusing and frustrating. Using the same historicist approach that dictates a certain path of art movements through time is allowing for the continued misinformation of the general public, and insuring that poor art historians and critics remain in positions of power (and so the art market prevails over art itself). An encyclopedia of painting is possible, but grouping these artists across time under art "movements" is ignoring their own, individual, nuanced trajectories full of unexpected twists and turns. Please do not disseminate concepts that are still in discussion. The idea of art…

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  2. Structured data (schema.org): correct some mistakes site-wide

    Right now some artworks have been marked up with the schema type Painting. But lot's of artworks are not paintings.

    See this installation/sculpture:

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/arne-quinze/uchronia-2007

    If implemented correctly, this should actually have different markup, ie this:

    https://schema.org/Sculpture

    So if you go to the Structured Data Testing Tool from Google,
    https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/u/0/?hl=nl#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wikiart.org%2Fen%2Farne-quinze%2Fuchronia-2007

    You should have @type: Painting change to @type: Sculpture.

    This is important for WikiArt because it has an effect to the whole web and creates more context in what is known as the Knowledge Graph

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  3. Remove animation

    Can you please remove the animation during switching between images? Its very annoying and now its impossible to browse fast.

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  4. I wish I didn't have to scroll and scroll to get to the end of the chronological output of a painter.

    Well I think if one is looking at a painter's output chronologically there should be page numbers so I don't have to scroll and scroll to get to their late years.

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  5. Allow to browse by license

    It would be good to be able to browse art which is of public domain and free to use, so we can use it for apps without copyright issues

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  6. What about David Hockney?

    Is there a cut off date for artists? Is Hockney too contemporary?

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  7. Just a few remarks.

    Your advance search option is completely useless - the range of results is always "too big" + lot of other features like "view all" is not working, infinite scrolling is very bad, if i for example browse paintings in one genre its impossible to come back to the picture where i stopped last time, the whole experience with the web app is just frustrating - and it seems its not getting better at all. It is very sad that such an important project is being run by bunch of imbeciles.

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  8. 6 votes
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  9. Random Search button

    Hi, I've only just discoved Wikiart and think it's wonderful. Just an idea - instead of having to expand Artworks to select "Random", I think a button would be great to introduce users to artists. I've enjoyed using the random feature, just think it could be made a bit easier :)

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  10. I wish I could find "John Maler Collier" here!

    John Maler Collier is one amazing English artist with some remarkable artworks like Lady Godiva, Lilith, Tannhäuser in the Venusberg. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation.

    More details about him can be found here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JohnCollier(artist)

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  11. Allow users to upload Artwork

    I and many other Art researchers have very high quality scans of images, which we could upload. Of course then moderators would have to sift through it all, and someone would have to choose the best images.... but still, it would be a good way to go exponential

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  12. Add 3 key artists in Dutch painting history - Breitner, Israels and Poortvliet - to collection

    Add artists George Breitner, Isaac Israels and Rien Poortvliet. These masters can't be left out in the Dutch collection of painters! All of them are richly featured in the biggest national museums of the Netherlands.

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  13. 5 votes
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  14. Browse by style

    From an art discovery perspective, it would be nice to have the possibility to browse artists by style (and adding links to wikipedia information about these styles would be a plus !).

    Great app by the way !

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  16. Add the option to organize artwork by date

    Like how you have artworks by style and by genre, there needs to be an option of viewing them by date, such as from the 1400's, 1500's, 1600's, etc.

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  17. "Vaga copyright"

    What is this? An artist's entire collection is subject to copyright law if the artist hasn't been dead for 70 years? Is this true??? It doesn't seem to make sense that one 150 year old painting is fair use but another is not because of the date when the artist died! Can we have some clarification on this?

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  18. turn this one back upright

    this one is upside down... can you guys turn the picture around? http://www.wikiart.org/en/barnett-newman/onement-vi-1953#close

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  19. Developers of this project are r*tarded cretins. Vote if you agree.

    There is no hope for you. You need to be in jail.

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  20. Allow intertextual links

    Very often painters will paint within the history of painting, (or even of other Arts), and there should be some way for users to create intertextual links between paintings. this could be as simple as for example showing Gerhard Richter's series of paintings where he repaints the Annunciation of Titian, to other things like the connection between the Arnolfini Portrait and Las Meninas, and so on, and so forth...!!! Yay!

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