[WikiEN-l] Artists' impressions

Kirill Lokshin kirill.lokshin at gmail.com
Thu May 18 14:04:59 UTC 2006

On 5/18/06, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  Silly question - are "artists' impressions" (pictures attempting to
> illustrate a subject in the absence of definitive information) allowed in
> Wikipedia? There are topics where we will never have a free image. Could we
> envisage letting editors draw an image, stating clearly that it's simply an
> "artist's impression"? Would it violate WP:OR?

Are you using "artists' impression" to refer specifically to something
drawn by _editors_, or are you including normal (as in
exhibited-in-a-museum) paintings?  If it's the second option, then
clearly yes; just look at any illustrated article about a pre-1850s
battle or war.

Kirill Lokshin

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