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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 2018, supported by WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, is an affiliated event of the Wikipedia Asian Month, which is being held during November 2018.

Update: The contest has now been extended to December 2018, and participation will be welcomed until the end of the year! Note that December submissions are still eligible for postcards/prizes from the sub-contest, but not for the general contest.

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.

Contents

RulesEdit

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.

PrizesEdit

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 searchesEdit

 
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 recommendationsEdit

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.)

TranslationsEdit

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 HistoryEdit

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 and recent Met exhibitionsEdit

There are several current and recent 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 artworksEdit

"Highlight" setsEdit

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 examplesEdit

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 ENEdit

ParticipantsEdit

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
  1. en:Joseon art 2 Met image
  2. en:Textiles of Uzbekistan 1 Met image
  3. en:Jinshan and the West Lake 1 Image
  1. en:Sumiyoshi Monogatari Emaki, new (translated from fr:Rouleau illustré du roman de Sumiyoshi), 3k+ bytes - but see the talk page
  2. en:Rough Waves, new (translated from ru:Бурные волны), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  1. ru:Корейская живопись, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
  2. ru:Чхэкгёри, new (translated and a bit expanded), 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  3. ru:Пунчхон, new (translated and a bit expanded), 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
  4. ru:Чосонский белый фарфор, new, 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
  5. ru:Лунная керамика, new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  6. ru:Чосонский фарфор с драконами, new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  7. ru:Сто лошадей, new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image (or 2 if the long scroll counts)
  8. ru:Кони и конюхи, new, 3k+ bytes, 7 Met images
  9. 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)
  1. pt:Paraíso de Bhaisajyaguru, new, 3k+ bytes, 3 Met image
  2. pt:Galeão Caligráfico (Metropolitan Museum of Art), new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  3. pt:Dao (espada dos Naga), new, 3k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  1. en:Calligraphic Galleon (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  2. en:Buddha Maitreya
  1. be:Скарбніца таямніц (translated from Russian), 1 Met image
  2. be:Індыйская каліграфія (translated from Russian), 1 Met image
  3. ru:Имя мне — Красный, 1 Met image
  4. be:Карэйскі жывапіс (translated from Russian), 2 Met images
  5. be:Японская шырма (translated from Russian), 4 Met images
  6. be:Гу (чаша для віна) (translated from Russian), 2 Met images
  7. be:Цімурыдскае мастацтва (translated from English), 1 Met image
  1. zh:中国佛教雕塑, new, 3k+ bytes, 12 Met image
  1. zh:波涛图屏风, new (translated), 4k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  1. es:Clavos de fundación hurritas, new (translated), 6k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  1. zh:柉禁器组, new, 13k+ bytes, 27 Met image
  • Che (বাংলা), 1 new
  1. bn:ক্যালিগ্রাফিক গ্যালিয়ন (মেট্রোপলিটন মিউজিয়াম অফ আর্ট), new (translated), 9k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  1. hr:Korejsko slikarstvo, new (translated), 3k+ bytes, 2 Met images
  1. zh:广胜下寺壁画, new, 13k+ bytes, 1 Met image
  1. ml:നൈറ്റ്-ഷൈനിംഗ് വൈറ്റ്, new article, 5 met images
  2. ml:ബാലിനീസ് കല, new article, 2 met images
  3. ml:ബാലിനീസ് വാസ്തുവിദ്യ, new article, 26 met images
  4. ml:ചിത്രത്തയ്യൽ, new article, 18 met images
  5. ml:കാലിഗ്രാഫിക് ഗാലിയൺ, new article, 1 met image
  6. ml:ജോസിയോൻ ആർട്ട്, new article, 6 met images
  7. ml:പാരഡൈസ് ഓഫ് ഭൈസാജ്യാഗുരു, new article,
  8. ml:ഇന്ത്യൻ കാലിഗ്രാഫി, new article,
  9. ml:ജിൻഷാൻ ദ്വീപ് ആൻഡ് വെസ്റ്റ് ലേക്, new article,
  10. ml:നാൻബാൻ ആർട്ട്, new article,
  11. ml:ഷഹ്നമെഹ് ഓഫ് ഷാഹ് തഹ്മസ്പ്, new article,
  12. ml:അർമേനിയൻ ഗോസ്പൽ വിത്ത് സിൽവർ കവർ, new article,
  13. ml:ഗോൾഡൻ കോക്ക് ആൻഡ് ഹെൻ, new article,
  14. ml:ലുബാംഗ് ജെറിജി സലെഹ്, new article,
  15. ml:ഐസ്-കാറ്റഗാമി, new article,
  16. ml:എ പാലസ് കൺസേർട്ട്, new article,
  17. ml:പവിലിയൺ ബൈ ദ ലേക്ക്, new article,
  18. ml:ഐക് ഗ്യോകുറാൻ, new article,
  19. ml:ഇങ്ക് വാഷ് പെയിന്റിംഗ്, new article
  20. ml:ബേർഡ്-ഫ്ളവർ പെയിന്റിംഗ്, new article
  21. ml:ആൻ ഗിയോൺ, new article
  22. ml:നംഗ (ജാപ്പനീസ് പെയിന്റിംഗ്), new article
  23. ml:കിയൊഹാര യുകിനോബു, new article
  24. ml:കനോ സാൻസെറ്റ്സു, new article
  25. ml:നാൻപിൻ സ്കൂൾ, new article
  26. ml:സോ ഷിസെകി, new article
  27. ml:വുഡ്ബ്ലോക്ക് പ്രിൻറിംഗ് ഇൻ ജപ്പാൻ, new article
  28. ml:ഷിജോ സ്കൂൾ, new article
  29. ml:മോറി സൊസൻ, new article
  30. ml:ഹനബുസ ഇത്ഛോ, new article
  31. ml:കമിസക സെക്ക, new article
  32. ml:കനോ യാസുനോബു, new article
  33. ml:കനോ സ്കൂൾ, new article
  34. ml:ഉരുശി-ഇ, new article
  35. ml:ഫാൻ പ്രിൻറ് വിത്ത് റ്റു ബുഗാകോ ഡാൻസേഴ്സ്, new article
  36. ml:ഏഷ്യൻ ശില്പകല, expansion
  37. ml:ചൈനീസ് ശില്പകല, expansion
  38. ml:ശ്രീലങ്കൻ ശില്പകല, expansion
  1. hi:नाइट-शाइनिंग व्हाइट, new article, 2 met image
  1. hy:Ավետարանի արծաթե կազմ (1691), new article, 4 met image
  2. hy:Բարձրաբերդի ավետարան, new article
  3. hy:Լոռի Բերդի խաչքար, new article, 1 met image
  4. hy:Վասակ Իշխանի ավետարան, expansion, 1 met image
  5. hy:Սուզուրի-բակո, translated article, 5 met image
  6. hy:Փոթորկոտ ալիքներ, translated article, 1 met image
  7. hy:Տասը հազար մղոն Հուանհե գետի երկայնքով, translated article, 5 met image
  8. hy:Լուսնային կերամիկա, translated article, 1 met image
  9. hy:Հարյուր ձի, translated article, 2 met image
  10. hy:Գաղտնիքների գանձարան, translated article, 1 met image
  11. hy:Երկու սոճի և հարթ հեռաստան, translated article, 1 met image
  12. hy:Գիբոններով բնանկար, translated article, 2 met image
  13. hy:Հին սալորենի, translated article, 1 met image
  14. hy:Ոսկե աքաղաղը և հավը, translated article, 1 met image
  15. hy:Ամառային և աշնանային ծաղիկներ և թռչուններ, translated article, 2 met image
  16. hy:Տաղավար լճի մոտ, translated article, 1 met image
  17. hy:Քարե զառիթափի բնանկար, translated article, 1 met image
  18. hy:Այգածաղիկներ (նկար), translated article, 2 met image
  19. hy:Ցզինշանը և Արևմտյան լիճը, translated article, 2 met image
  20. hy:Բամբուկի պուրակի յոթ իմաստունները (նկար), translated article, 1 met image
  21. hy:Գարնանային և աշնանային ծաղիկներ, translated article, 1 met image
  22. hy:Կանո Սանսեցու, translated article, 1 met image
  23. hy:Ռակուտյու ռակուգաի, translated article, 2 met image
  24. hy:Իկե Գյոկուրան, translated article, 2 met image
  25. hy:Տեսարաններ Կիոտոյից և նրա արվարձաններից, translated article, 2 met image
  26. hy:Կիյոհարա Յուկինոբու, translated article, 5 met image
  27. hy:Օգատա Կենձան, translated article, 7 met image
  28. hy:Նամպին դպրոց, translated article, 1 met image
  29. hy:Սիձյո դպրոց, translated article, 3 met image
  30. hy:Սո Սիսեկի, translated article, 1 met image
  31. hy:Հանաբուսա Իտտյո, translated article, 2 met image
  32. hy:Կամիսակա Սեկկա, translated article, 2 met image
  33. hy:Կանո Տանյու, translated article, 4 met image
  34. hy:Կանո Նաոնոբու, translated article, 2 met image
  35. hy:Կանո Յասունոբու, translated article, 3 met image
  36. hy:Տագասոդե, translated article, 5 met image
  37. hy:Կանո Տականոբու, translated article, 3 met image
  38. hy:Գիշերվա փայլը, translated article, 2 met image
  39. hy:Կանո Միցունոբու, translated article, 3 met image
  40. hy:Հոտեյ (նկար), translated article, 1 met image
  41. hy:Ուրուսի-է, translated article, 1 met image
  42. hy:Ուտիվա-է, translated article, 1 met image
  43. hy:Նիսիկի-է, translated article, 2 met image
  44. hy:Ձիեր և ձիապաններ, translated article, 7 met image
  45. hy:Օգատա Կորին, translated article, 4 met image
  1. Сияйни нощи, new article, 1 met image
  2. Индийска калиграфия, new article, 1 met image
  3. Два бора и равно разстояние, new article, 2 met images
  4. Индонезийска церемониална бронзова брадва, new article, 9 met images
  5. Сто коня, new article, 1 met image
  6. Сузури-бако, new article, 5 met images
  7. Десет хиляди мили по Хуанхъ, new article, 5 met images
  8. Карта на Великия китайски канал от Пекин до Яндзъ, new article, 10 met images
  9. Съкровищница на тайни, new article, 1 met image
  10. Коне и коняри, new article, 7 met images
  11. Тимуридско изкуство, new article, 4 met images
  12. Туркменски бижута, new article, 1 met image
  1. bn:সুজুরী-বাকো, new (translated), 8k+ bytes, 8 Met images
  • ferdous (বাংলা), 4 new, 0 expansion
  1. bn:শাহতাহমাসবের শাহনামা new (translated), 13+k bytes, 11 met images
  1. nl:Suzuri-bako, new article, 4 MET-images (4124 bytes)
  1. eo:Guanxiu, translated article, 1 Met image, 5817 bytes
  • Cquoi (French), 2 new articles + 1 image uploaded + featured picture status obtained
  1. fr:Aiguière en bronze au bec verseur à tête d'éléphant, 4 000 bytes (new article)
  2. Wikidata:Q59572538 16 000 bytes
  1. nl:Byōbu, new (translated) article + 4 MET-images
  1. uk:Золотий півень та курка 1 image, translated from russian