Why is practically the entire article written in italics? Is this some sort of formatting error? --JBrown 21:57, 11 May 2008 (EDT)
Removal of sections and other edits
I have removed two sections:
- The intro section, which was copied from this site (the reference given). However, there are two problems:
- It's a wiki, and we're generally not supposed to use wikis as references
- That page was imported from Wikipedia, so our article copied from Wikipedia, which we have a bunch of more commandments against
- The section on Thomas Gainsborough copied from a book section that doesn't even mention him. The section in question was about Hogarth (possibly William, but there is more than one British painter with that last name, it seems, so I'm not sure). This is suspicious behavior at best.
I also changed the remaining italics to a "cquote" template to better highlight that the material is quoted. As can be seen above, long passages that are formatted like this look weird, and people aren't quite sure just why they are formatted like this.
Do not revert my edits without good justification. --JBrown 07:25, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
Pre-18th Century Painting
I take your point about most English-based artists being from abroad (Holbein & Co), but you might perhaps wish to consider a line about Nicholas Hillyard, famous for painting miniatures about the time of Elizabeth I. BTW, thank you for all your art entries - I find them very instructive and beautifully illustrated! Bugler 16:58, 12 May 2008 (EDT)