Wikipedia article of the day for November 15, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 15, 2018 is Portrait of Maria Portinari.
Portrait of Maria Portinari (c. 1470–72) is a small tempera and oil-on-wood painting by Hans Memling. It portrays Maria Maddalena Baroncelli, about whom very little is known. Around 14 years old, she is depicted shortly before her wedding to the Italian banker Tommaso Portinari, who was an intimate of Charles the Bold and manager of the Bruges branch of a bank controlled by Lorenzo de’ Medici. Maria is dressed in the height of late 15th-century fashion, with an elaborate jewel-studded necklace and a long black hennin with a transparent veil. Her headdress is similar and necklace identical to those in her depiction in Hugo van der Goes’s Portinari Altarpiece (c. 1475), a painting that may have been partly based on Memling’s portrait. The panel is the right wing of a hinged devotional triptych; the lost center panel is recorded in 16th-century inventories as a Virgin and Child. Maria and Tommaso’s portraits are hung alongside each other at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Wikipedia article of the day for November 14, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 14, 2018 is Muhammad I of Granada. Muhammad I (1195–1273) was the first ruler of the Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state on the Iberian Peninsula. In the 1230s he took power in his … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 13, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 13, 2018 is Imleria badia. Imleria badia, the bay bolete, is an edible, pored mushroom found in Europe and North America, growing in coniferous or mixed woods on the ground or on decaying tree stumps. … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 12, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 12, 2018 is Archie vs. Predator. Archie vs. Predator is a comic book series written by Alex de Campi (pictured) of Dark Horse Comics and drawn by Fernando Ruiz of Archie Comics. It features Predator, a … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 11, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 11, 2018 is Mesopropithecus. Mesopropithecus was a lemur from Madagascar, slightly larger than any of those alive today, but one of the smallest that are known only from subfossil remains. This genus of … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 10, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 10, 2018 is Herman Vandenburg Ames. Herman Vandenburg Ames (1865–1935) was an American legal historian, educator, and document preservationist. He was a professor of constitutional history at the … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 9, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 9, 2018 is Turning Point (2008 wrestling). Turning Point was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held on November 9, 2008, in Orlando, Florida, produced by the American Total Nonstop Action … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 8, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 8, 2018 is Nemegtomaia. Nemegtomaia, a genus of feathered oviraptorid dinosaur, lived in what is now Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous, about 70 million years ago. The first specimen was found in the … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 7, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 7, 2018 is B'Day (Beyoncé album). "Déjà Vu" is a song by American singer Beyoncé (pictured) that features vocals by rapper Jay-Z. It was produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Beyoncé for her second … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 6, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 6, 2018 is Philadelphia municipal election, 1951. The municipal election of November 6, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, produced the first Democratic victory in the city in more than a half-century. … [Continue reading]