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Goya Quote[edit]

I'm not a native Spanish speaker, but is there a better translation of Goya's quote that respects the negation aspect? I think there's a slight, but significant difference in meaning between, "I have had" and "I have had no other". Again, not a native speaker, but I think a more literal translation would be "I haven't had other masters than..." 2600:1700:2950:7B90:84:94CD:C69C:3B60 (talk) 06:15, 23 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greatest Artists in History[edit]

"he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history" Either remove this sentence or assert the same in Michelangelo's page. That this ascription was removed from Michelangelo's page means that it can't be on any other artist's page. Adopt a set of consistent rules. Michelangelo is perhaps the greatest artist to have ever lived. Rembrandt is a dwarf compared to Michelangelo. And yet his opening paragraph asserts that he's one of the greatest visual artists in history, whereas Michelangelo's doesn't. (talk) 03:30, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tone Down the Superlatives[edit]

"Rembrandt's portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible are regarded as his greatest creative triumphs."

Who writes this bullshit? This article needs to be heavily toned down. In proportion, Rembrandt was a middling painter considering the talent that the era produced. Compare the introduction written to Caravaggio, without whom Rembrandt would not exist and who is at least ten times greater than Rembrandt, which is devoid of these subjective superlatives and bombastic statements.

I know that some Northern Europeans inflate Rembrandt's value for lack of many artists of high stature hailing from the regions, but the deification of this average painter in this article is heavily unwarranted. (talk) 09:52, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sources for this? Johnbod (talk) 15:59, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


JAMA Ophthalmology published articles in 2018 and 2019, theorizing, then refuting, that both Rembrandt and Leonardo may have had undiagnosed exotropia (commonly, "walleye"), a type of strabismus—an eye misalignment. Exotropia typically leads to favoring one eye, leading to vision resembling those seen when painted on a flat canvas.[1][2]

  1. ^ Bates, Sofie (9 December 2019). "Why Rembrandt and da Vinci may have painted themselves with skewed eyes". Scince News. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  2. ^ Ahmed F. Shakarchi and David L. Guyton (27 November 2019). "A Geometric Analysis of Eye Dominance Suggesting That Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci Had Straight Eyes After All". JAMA Ophthalmology. American Medical Association JAMA Network. 138 (1): 101–102. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4603. Retrieved 27 July 2022.

I've removed this section as WP:UNDUE (and it was placed far too high). All top artists are plagued by this sort of thing. Note that a) the journal backed down, and b) as usual it was in the Christmas issue of the journal, no doubt alongside the studies on which chocolates the nurses take first from mixed boxes. Johnbod (talk) 15:59, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]