Wikipedia Asian Month 2017/Asian Art

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Sword Guard in the Form of Confronted Dragons, a Timurid cross-cultural work and possible illustration for an Asian art topic like [[Islamic jade]].

Wikipedia Asian Art Month, supported by the Wikipedia Asian Month editathon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, is an affiliated event of the Wikipedia Asian Month, which is being held during November 2017.

This event encourages Asian art topics: articles about historical Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any region of Asia.

Your topic could be either an individual artwork or artist, a more general type or genre of artwork, or an art tradition in a particular culture. You can translate from another language, or start your article from the beginning. Eligible articles for this sub-contest should also include at least one photo from the Met Open Access CC0 release of historical artworks among the article's images.

You are encouraged to pick an Asian art topic as one of your four new articles for the larger Wikipedia Asian Month contest, and we will send you a Met postcard just for that. We will also send you an additional Met postcard for two article expansions of existing Asian art articles.

Additionally, we will have a larger gift like the Met guidebook or Asian art publications for the global grand prize winner(s), probably for the top three contributors, with one point for every new art article and 0.5 points for every expanded art article.

This is a global event, meaning that any Wikipedia user who joins Wikipedia Asian Month will automatically join this event. You are encouraged to mention this sub-contest in your local Wikipedia.

For any questions, or help with topics, ask on the discussion page.

Sign up now

Rules[edit]

You can participate by:

  • Writing 1 new article, at least 300 words / 3k bytes, in any language, on an Asian art topic, and illustrated by a Met Open Access photo among the article's images.
  • Expanding 2 existing articles, at least 300 words / 3k bytes, in any language, on an Asian art topic, and illustrated by a Met Open Access photo among the article's images.

Prizes[edit]

Anyone who participates in the above way will be sent a Met postcard, and you can participate and get two postcards for participating in both ways,

We'll also have a larger gift, like the Met guidebook or Asian art publications, for the global grand prize winner(s), with one point for every new art article and 0.25 points for every expanded art article.

Image searches[edit]

Example of a search for "Korea" and "Bodhisattva" inside the Met CC0 category.

There is a great diversity of Met Open Access CC0 images to use, and span the breadth of almost all Asian cultures. You can use other images as well, but for this sub-contest at least one should be from the Met.

You can directly search the Met collection site for interesting Asian artworks (the geographical targeting is country-based, so check for edge cases), and you can then search within that group, for particular cultural or artistic terms:

Search public domain Asian artworks on Met Collection

Search the Met Open Access CC0 release on Commons here:

Search Met CC0 on Wikimedia Commons (generic)
Examples:
"Persian miniature" "Korea bodhisattva"

If you have trouble matching a particular artwork with its Commons image, just ask on the discussion page.

Article recommendations[edit]

You are encouraged to work on any Asian art topic (for articles on an individual artwork, an artwork type, or an art tradition), and there are many possible Met Open Access CC0 images to use.

For thematic ideas, you can use as a starting point the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History essays, organized by geographical region, that cover broader culture topics in the format of "Art of Culture X" — such as Art of the Seljuqs of Iran, and each essay includes multiple example artworks from the Met collection. Individual artwork pages for the Met also often have pointers to Met publications and scholarly references.

If you need help finding an image to illustrate a particular Asian art topic, or to find Met publications to use as references, feel free to ask on the discussion page.

(Primary examples here are on English Wikipedia, but of course many Asian art topics will exists in some language Wikipedias but not others. Translations of existing articles between languages are encouraged.)

Thematic topics from Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History[edit]

Each of these has connected Met topics that are available on Commons, and they are thematic topics, often in the format of "Art of X Culture".

Check your local Wikipedia to see if these topics are already covered under a different name (though expansions are welcome as well), and use notability guidelines, as well as making sure the topic is about geographical Asia.

Current Met exhibitions[edit]

There are several current Met exhibitions that include interesting Asian artworks, and they include lists of the public domain works on them. Keep in mind that most of the works are not individually notable, but the topics and types of works often are:

Individual artworks[edit]

"Highlight" sets[edit]

Artworks marked as "highlights" on the Met collection website may be appropriate as illustrations for thematic article, or in some cases for individual artwork articles if there are sufficient sources

Illustrated examples[edit]

Met artwork Image Asian art topic potential articles Notes and references
Altar Set MET DP219959.jpg Existing article: Chinese ritual bronzes

New thematic article: Chinese Bronze Age altars

Ritual Altar Table (Jin) and other set items have individual pages and photographs, and can also be used for other articles.

Possibly new individual artwork article: 'Duanfang altar set'

Night-Shining White Night Shining White 唐 韓幹 照夜白圖 卷.jpg New individual artwork article: en:Night-Shining White (ru:Сияние Ночи)

Existing article: Han Gan

A prominent work from a notable Tang Dynasty painter.
Sword Guard in the Form of Confronted Dragons Sword Guard in the Form of Confronted Dragons.jpg New thematic article: Islamic jade Could also help illustrate a new article on Islamic arms and armor.
Damascus Room Damascus Room MET DP240367.jpg New thematic article: Qa'a A qa'a is a type of Ottoman-era winter reception room.
Standing Figure with Jeweled Headdress Standing Figure with Jeweled Headdress MET DP235240.jpg New thematic article: Seljuq stucco figures Adornments of palaces, it's uncertain if the figures were royal figures or guards.
Ceremonial Object in the Shape of an Ax MET DP221496.jpg New thematic article: Indonesian ceremonial bronze axes Thematic article would cover both this work and the "Makassar Axe" in the National Museum of Indonesia.

Participants[edit]

See also: w:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/MetAsianMonth#Participants

List your contributions of new and expanded Asian art topic articles, that fulfill the rules of the sub-contest.

You can sign up now, then fill in your contributions as you make them.

  1. en:Chinese ritual bronzes, 450k expansion
  2. Chinese Bronze Age altars, new article
  • (English), 2 new
  1. Night-Shining White, new article, 2 Met image
  2. Ten Thousand Miles along the Yellow River, new article, 5 Met image
  1. Kalabubu, new article, 1 Met image
  2. Pejeng drum, new article, 1 Met image
  3. Indonesian ceremonial bronze axes, new article, 2 Met images
  4. Seljuk stucco figures, new article, 1 Met image
  5. Kalabubu, translation from en to id, new article, 1 Met image
  6. Qa'a (room), new article, 1 Met image
  7. Tiraz, new article, 1 Met image
  8. Patung stuko Seljuk, translation from en to id, new article, 1 Met image
  9. Nekara Pejeng, translation from en to id, new article, 1 Met image
  10. Kapak perunggu upacara, translation from en to id, new article, 1 Met image
  11. Tiraz, translation from en to id, new article, 1 Met image
  12. Qa'a, translation from en to id, new article, 1 Met image
  1. en:Turkmen jewelry, new article, 1 Met image
  1. pt:Objectos de bronze chineses usados em rituais, (new article, one image from Met)
  2. pt:Kalabubu‎, (new article, one image from Met)
  3. pt:Machados de bronze cerimoniais da Indonésia‎, (new article, two images from Met)
  1. ru:Сияние Ночи, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images, original article (first created among interwikis)
  2. ru:Судзуки Киицу, new (translation from en with additions), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  3. ru:Японская ширма, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images, original article (not translated from existing article)
  4. ru:Ирисы (ширма), new (translation from en), 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images (Irises at Yatsuhashi)
  5. ru:Китано-Тэнмангу, new (translation from en), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  6. ru:Сакаи Хоицу, new (translation from en), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  7. ru:Нампин-ха, new (translation from en with additions), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  8. ru:Камисака Сэкка, new (translation from en with additions), 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
  9. ru:Со Сисэки, new (translation from en with some additions), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  10. ru:Тарасикоми, new, 3k+ bytes, 4 Met images, original article (not translated from existing article)
  11. ru:Огата Кэндзан, new, 3k+ bytes, 4 Met images, original article (not translated from existing article)
  12. ru:Маки-э, new, 3k+ bytes, 3 Met images, translation from en with major expansion
  13. ru:Судзури-бако, new (translation from en), 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
  14. ru:Радэн, new (translation from en with ref search), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  • Yasasuru (සිංහල), (English) 21 new
  1. සමාගම් ශෛලිය, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  2. සෙල්ජුක් බදාම රූ, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  3. කලාබුබු, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  4. කොරියානු කලාව, new (translation from en with additions), 4 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  5. කිතනෝ තෙන්මන්ගූ, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  6. පෙජෙං බෙරය, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  7. බ්යෝබු, new (translation from en with additions), 2 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  8. රැයෙහි බබලන සුද, new (translation from ru), 2 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  9. භෛසජ්‍යගුරු බුදුන්ගේ පාරාදීසය, new (original), 3 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  10. අයිරිස් තිරය, new (translation from en), 2 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  11. Paradise of Bhaisajyaguru, new (translation from si), 3 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  12. දකුණු ආසියාවේ ප්‍රතිමා කලාව, new (translation from en), 5 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  13. රන් ආල්පිත ලෝකඩ භාවනානුයෝගී මෛත්‍රෙය ප්‍රතිමාව (ජාතික වස්තුව අං. 83) , new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  14. ක’ආ (කුටිය), new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  15. රාජ්පුත් චිත්‍ර කලාව, new (translation from en), 3 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  16. කහ ගඟ දිගේ සැතපුම් දස දහසක්, new (translation from en), 5 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  17. ඉන්දුනීසියානු උත්සව ලෝකඩ පොරෝ, new (translation from en), 2 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  18. ටිමූරීය කලාව, new (translation from en), 5 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  19. චීන චාරිත්‍ර ලෝකඩ භාණ්ඩ, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 3k+ bytes
  20. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ඇත්දත් කලාව, new (original), 4 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  21. Sri Lankan Ivory Art, new (translation from si), 4 Met images, 3k+ bytes
  1. zh:塞尔柱灰泥人像, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 5.5k+ bytes
  2. zh:那加剑, new (translation from en), 1 Met image, 4.4k+ bytes
  1. da:Suzuri-bako, new article, 4 MET-images
  1. zh:印度尼西亚仪仗青铜斧, new (translation from en), 2 Met image, 6.6k+ bytes