Talk:Afonso IV of Portugal

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So did he die on May 12 or May 28? --Naddy 18:46, 12 May 2004 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Choice of portrait of Afonso IV[edit]

Cristiano, which portrait is most suitable to the article is debatable, but the style of the portrait you've restored is much more primitive and less painterly than the one you reverted, which is admittedly less flattering. That, however, should not be the criterion by which we judge the artistry of the portrait. Contrary to your subjective opinion of which is the better image, his rendering of the armor alone is enough to demonstrate the superior skill of the painter of the earlier portrait. Carlstak (talk) 15:24, 19 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh I agree that whether the image is flattering to the subject or not is completely irrelevant and that the painting itself is of a lesser caliber than the original, but I think the other's actual image quality (pixels, colouration, etc.) is just horrendous, therefor I believe the better quality one (in terms of image quality and not subject quality) would be better suited - though obviously both are not perfectly ideal. Do you see what I mean? Cristiano Tomás (talk) 21:24, 19 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see what you mean, although personally, I would accept the degraded image quality to have what I consider an image more expressive of Afonso's character. It's not a big issue, so I can live with your choice. Carlstak (talk) 23:04, 19 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]