Wikipedia Asian Month 2018/Asian Art
This is a successor event to Wikipedia Asian Month 2017/Asian Art.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Met Open Access CC0 release on Commons here:
If you have trouble matching a particular artwork with its Commons image, just ask on the discussion page.
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.)
Pick your language code and use d:Wikidata:Met Open Access Artworks Challenge.
Any Asian artwork in the collection qualifies.
For example, Articles that remain to be translated into English
If your language is missing, please request it!
(Articles that are not about a particular artwork are ok to translate too, but they are not as easy to query. One option is translate some of the articles written for the contest last year.)
Thematic topics from Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
- East Asia
- Chinese Buddhist Sculpture w:Chinese Buddhist sculpture (could be expanded)
- Daoism and Daoist Art Taoist art (could be expanded)
- Japanese Writing Boxes Suzuribako w:Suzuri-bako (could be expanded)
- Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600 Early Joseon art (missing)
- Tibetan Arms and Armor + The Decoration of Tibetan Arms and Armor w:Tibetan armor (could be expanded)
- The Vibrant Role of Mingqi in Early Chinese Burials w:Mingqi (could be expanded)
- South and Southeast Asia
- Islamic Art of the Deccan w:Deccan painting (could be expanded)
- Gandhara + Kushan Empire (ca. Second Century B.C.–Third Century A.D.) w:Greco-Buddhist art (could be expanded)
- Nepalese Painting w:Nepalese painting (could be expanded, missing all pre-Westernized art)
- Nepalese Sculpture w:Nepalese sculpture (could be expanded)
- West Asia
- Islamic Arms and Armor Islamic arms and armor (missing)
- The Metropolitan Museum’s Excavations at Nishapur + Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period Nishapur pottery
- The Art of the Seljuqs of Iran (ca. 1040–1196) + The Art of the Seljuq Period in Anatolia (1081–1307) Seljuq art (missing)
- The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp w:Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp (could be expanded)
- The Art of the Timurid Period (ca. 1370–1507) Timurid art w:Timurid art (could be expanded)
- Turkmen Jewelry Turkmen jewelry w:Turkmen jewelry (could be expanded)
- Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World + Following the Stars: Images of the Zodiac in Islamic Art Zodiac in Islamic art (missing)
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.
- East Asian paintings:
- Night-Shining White w:Night-Shining White(work by w:Han Gan)
- Paradise of Bhaisajyaguru (w:Paradise of Bhaisajyaguru/ :si:භෛසජ්යගුරු බුදුන්ගේ පාරාදීසය)
- Ten Thousand Miles along the Yellow River en:Ten Thousand Miles along the Yellow River
- Map of the Grand Canal from Beijing to the Yangzi River
- Gibbons in a Landscape
- Emperor Xuanzong's Flight to Shu
- Kangxi Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour
- Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour
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
- Department of Asia Art "highlights"
- Department of Islamic Art "highlights" (these are the ones marked as Asian, but be careful of border cases)
|Met artwork||Image||Asian art topic potential articles||Notes and references|
|Altar Set||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||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||New thematic article: Islamic jade||Could also help illustrate a new article on Islamic arms and armor.|
|Damascus Room||New thematic article: Qa'a||A qa'a is a type of Ottoman-era winter reception room.|
|Standing Figure with Jeweled Headdress||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||New thematic article: Indonesian ceremonial bronze axes||Thematic article would cover both this work and the "Makassar Axe" in the National Museum of Indonesia.|
Other articles on EN
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.
- Example User (English), 1 new, 1 expansion
- en:Chinese ritual bronzes, 450k expansion
- Chinese Bronze Age altars, new article
- Bahnfrend (English), 2 new
- en:Sumiyoshi Monogatari Emaki, new (translated from fr:Rouleau illustré du roman de Sumiyoshi), 3k+ bytes - but see the talk page
- en:Rough Waves, new (translated from ru:Бурные волны), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- Veinarde (Русский), 9 new
- ru:Корейская живопись, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
- ru:Чхэкгёри, new (translated and a bit expanded), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- ru:Пунчхон, new (translated and a bit expanded), 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
- ru:Чосонский белый фарфор, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
- ru:Лунная керамика, new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- ru:Чосонский фарфор с драконами, new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- ru:Сто лошадей, new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image (or 2 if the long scroll counts)
- ru:Кони и конюхи, new, 3k+ bytes, 7 Met images
- ru:Две сосны и ровная даль, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images (can be 3 if there is an alternative image the Guo Xi's fullsize scroll)
- Tuga1143 (Português), 3 new
- pt:Paraíso de Bhaisajyaguru, new, 3k+ bytes, 3 Met image
- pt:Galeão Caligráfico (Metropolitan Museum of Art), new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- pt:Dao (espada dos Naga), new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- SamHolt6 (English), 1 new
- НСНУ (English), 1 new
- be:Скарбніца таямніц, 1 Met image
- liuxingy (中文), 1 new
- zh:中国佛教雕塑, new, 3k+ bytes, 12 Met image
- Leiem (中文), 1 new
- zh:波涛图屏风, new (translated), 4k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- Agusbou2015 (Spanish), 1 new
- es:Clavos de fundación hurritas, new (translated), 6k+ bytes, 1 Met image
- Baomi (中文), 1 new
- zh:柉禁器组, new, 13k+ bytes, 27 Met image