[Freebase-discuss] [BULK] Re: [BULK] Re: "Support" property for visual artwork proposal
jprucher at google.com
Thu May 10 18:09:06 UTC 2012
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not loving the "support" name either, but don't have a good
> alternative to offer.
> A bigger question I have is how one determines what is "support" and
> what is "media"? In the "oil on board" case it's not very
> controversial, but what about the "found objects nailed to 2x4"? Is
> the 2"x4" media or support?
It's probably borderline. For collage, the material things are affixed to
would be the support. For something more sculptural, it might not be
considered to have a support.
> However, if you're going to go through the ~1,000 visual art media to
> identify "supports," could you also do something about things like:
> "Oil, acrylic, gesso, grids, square, pencil lines on canvas. white on
> "Oil, acrylic, gesso, three squares, pencil on canvas. white on white"
> thirty gelatin silver prints
> collage of gelatin silver prints
> six gelatin silver prints
> gelatin silver prints
> five gelatin silver prints
> seventy gelatin silver prints
> ten gelatin silver prints
> two gelatin silver prints
> album of gelatin silver prints
> suite of five gelatin silver prints
> five gelatin silver prints mounted
> thirty-one gelatin silver prints
> seven gelatin silver prints mounted
> gelatin silver prints in a book
Ewwww... Yes, I'll see what we can figure out.
> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hmm.... can we come up with a better name than "support" ?
> > What's the support of my clay pot I made in 5th grade ?
> > On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Jeff Prucher <jprucher at google.com>
> >> The visual artwork schema (/visual_art/artwork) does not differentiate
> >> between an artwork's medium (such as oil paint, watercolor, ink, etc.)
> >> its support (such as canvas, paper, wood, etc.). So, in this schema, we
> >> assert that the Mona Lisa's media are oil paint and poplar, which is not
> >> exactly wrong, but it's not exactly right, either. I'd like to add a new
> >> property for "support", so that we could instead assert that the Mona
> >> medium is oil paint and its support is poplar (or, as normal people
> >> say it, "oil on poplar"). This would then necessitate the fun, fun task
> >> finding all the supports currently listed as media and moving them
> over, but
> >> that's tractable.
> >> Schema:
> >> JIRA task: https://bugs.freebase.com/browse/DATA-476
> >> Thoughts?
> >> Jeff
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