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How can I search for all the work of a particular artist? Search box is useless.

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2601:643:8880:160:9181:5380:4E4D:62BB (talkcontribs)

How can I search for all the work of a particular artist?  Search box is useless.

Speravir (talkcontribs)

Do you speak of media in Commons? If so:

  • First you could search for a template {{Creator}} for the artist you search for. Type in search: creator: artist name or, if this lists too many results, creator: "artist name".
  • Then with the known creator template search for file: hastemplate:"creator:artist name" (strangely, this is apparently case sensitive for "artist name", which differs from the default behaviour of this filter).
  • Also, for every artist there should be a category which could be explored.

If want to search for media that is from an artist, but does not has the Creator template search for file: insource:"artist name" -hastemplate:"creator:artist name". If someone does not have a creator template then leave out the last part.

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