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The following subsections cover various domains related to the arts. The intent here is:

  • to provide examples of modeling items in these various domains.
  • to indicate where to find further discussion of modeling items in these domains.

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ArtsEdit

Visual artsEdit

See Wikidata:WikiProject Visual arts, especially Wikidata:WikiProject Visual arts/Item structure.

BooksEdit

See Wikidata:WikiProject Books.

Albums and box setsEdit

While the term "album" most commonly occurs for music, an album might also be composed of spoken word performances, musical theater, or any of a number of other things.

So for, example, we might have:

The Michael Jackson album Thriller
The Beatles' so-called "White Album"

A more complex case: In 1972, Lenny Kaye compiled a double album (2 LPs) called Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968. Decades later, in 1996, Rhino Records released a four-CD box set with the same title; disc 1 included all of the musical content of the original double album; the other three CDs were additional material. Several Wikipedias have chosen to lump the double album and the four-CD set in a single article, so we have Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 (Q744572) at that same level, embracing both. However, there are many possible assertions that would be true of one or the other edition, but not of both, so they are worth separating as distinct items. Hence:

All are instances of "compilation album"
The work has two editions…
…each of which is, reciprocally, an edition of the work.
Some statements are best made about the work at a general level…
…while others are true only of the original LP…
…or only of the CD box set…
…including the following more complex property of the box set:
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Many albums, especially those which have been re-issued, may have dozens of releases that are slightly different to each other. It is presently not very practical to add all releases (and somewhat difficult to source this information), although if an album has multiple track lists (e.g. standard/deluxe; US/UK) you will need to create at least two items to correctly link to and from the items for the songs on each edition.

FictionEdit

see Wikidata:WikiProject_Fictional_universes and Wikidata:WikiProject_Narration

StoriesEdit

So for, example, we might have:

The Perrault work makes the folk tale manifest, by writing down a fixed version.
The Disney film is based on the Perrault work.

Fictional charactersEdit

If a fictional character is human, it should be an instance of fictional human (Q15632617). If it is not human, but has most characteristics of personhood, it is an instance of fictional character (Q95074). There are also many choices like fictional horse (Q2962925) and the more general fictional equine (Q27303980); fictional dog (Q15720625) and the more general fictional Canis (Q27304428); the still more general fictional animal character (Q3542731) (also, for a species rather than an individual, fictional species of animal (Q15702752)); and the even more general fictional entity (Q14897293).


So for, example, we might have:

The Perrault work makes the folk tale manifest, by writing down a fixed version.
The Disney film is based on the Perrault work.
The character Cinderella is present in the tale Cinderella.
The Disney character Cinderella is present in the film Cinderella.
The Disney character is said to be the same as the traditional character, but that identity is subject to dispute.

MusicEdit

See Wikidata:WikiProject Music.

Music industryEdit

AlbumsEdit

See #Albums and box sets above.

SongsEdit

Examples:

SinglesEdit

Examples:

Music videosEdit

Examples:

DiscographiesEdit
Matthew Sweet's album Earth is part of his albums discography, which is handled as a series
The discography of the American band Cinderella is Wikidata item Cinderella discography (Q4162168)

Movies and video fictionsEdit

For movies and movie series, as well as television and other video serials, episodes, and one-offs, as well as seasons of a television show, etc., see Wikidata:WikiProject Movies, especially Wikidata:WikiProject Movies/Properties.

Opera; theatrical plays; live showsEdit

See: Wikidata:WikiProject Performing arts

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However, it appears this last may be considered a controversial approach. While there is no definitive guidance, some participants would prefer to model the original production as a separate thing from the ballet as such, and associate the cast members only with that particular production.
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  • Leconte de Lisle's 1872 French translation
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