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Hi. I'm interested in art history.
Log of projects 
- Began uploading files from the National Gallery of Art's image database. I focused on two artists' prints to start: Durer and Goya. I used these images to create one of the few organized galleries on the web (that I could find) of Goya's Tauromaquia.
- Ay, 30,000 edits and uploads contributed in a few months and almost no interaction from anyone that I didn't initiate. To enjoy participating in such a wiki project I prefer a little sense of community. (Surprisingly, the number of native English speakers here seems really really low, which is obviously a barrier to community.) Thus my final edit here. Goodbye, no one! Boo-Boo Baroo (talk) 23:49, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
- Populated Category:Paintings from France by decade using VisualFileChange.js, as the hopeful beginning of a more sensible alternative to the infinite number of "Categories:<Art> in <some place>"--categories which are all over Commons and do not indicate origin. I then came across this odd discussion, and in combination with many other observations, I realized it was an utter waste of time attempting to improve categorization of art by origination. There simply isn't enough discussion, or intelligent discussion, of much of anything on Commons, at least in the arts. The effort appears to have been in vain.
- Developed some of the category structure and added thousands of files to Category:Portrait paintings by decade, Category:Landscape paintings by decade and Category:Still life paintings by decade. I used the VisualFileChange.js batching tool (great)--it would be impossible without it. I believe this categorization structure for paintings by a combination of genre and decade is a rational way to browse art and understand how styles change by period and genre. I would like to continue this effort with the "higher" genres of painting but am not sure how to name the categories ("history painting" covers it all for art historians, from religious works to mythology to modern history, but would be confusing to many people and too broad). In the process many art files had their first date category of any type added to them. I don't know if I'm the first person to use the VFC tool to such an extent; I spent hours developing appropriate regular expressions to ascertain the many different ways that the date of the artwork is represented in the wikitext.
- Arranged Category:Caspar David Friedrich and subcats. Before, there were about 300 images scattered all over, including the rather redundant "oil paintings by CDF" within "paintings by CDF". Redirected that and divided the oil paintings over 4 categories by decade of production. Added a category for watercolors. 02:27, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
- Arranged Category:Thomas Lawrence from 200+ files and scattered subcats to something orderly. Same Category:Frederic Leighton--paintings, sculptures, portraits of. 05:31, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
- Arranged Category:Paul Cézanne. Added group for landscapes. Unhid paintings hiding only in "by museum" categories (useless).
- Rationalized Category:John James Audubon, moving loads of diverse images out of the main category and into "portraits of", "illustrations by", "books by", etc. Hard to believe that many of the high-quality Category:The Birds of America prints don't even have a species attached to them. Another useful project would be cropping the large margins from those files, while maintaining the resolution, so that they are more easily viewed.
- Organized entire file structure for Category:Winslow Homer. Made categories for oil and watercolor, given the large number of both. Added most files to the existing Category:Paintings by Winslow Homer by decade. Artworks were spread inconsistently among all of these, including the main artist category. 03:10, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
- Category:Paintings by Johannes Vermeer/Category:Johannes Vermeer – organized and rationalized; created categories for many of the individual works since the oeuvre is not that large and there are multiple copies of all; overview available in Category:Paintings by Johannes Vermeer by name. 05:51, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
- Created and organized subcategories of Category:Audio files in English for novels, etc. Seemed like an obvious gap.
- Uploads! Created templates for the following image sources, museums that expressly put some of their art pictures in the public domain, including sculptures where good quality pictures are hard to find:
- Categorizing Google Art Project uploads of User:DcoetzeeBot. They are high-quality files, worthy of priority.