Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 1: Beauneveu v. Beccafumi

Andre Beauneveu
active 1361, died c.1402


Domenico Beccafumi
c.1486 - 1551


Vote for the artist of your choice!  Votes go in the comments.  Commentary and links to additional work are welcome.  Polls open for one month past posting.


Morgan said...

I really like the books! I vote Beauneveu.

Christine M. said...


Jenners said...

Neither are appealing but I'll go with Beccafumi

Elizabeth said...

I like the both, the Beautiful Nephew and the Smoking Nose. While I'm a great fan of illumination, I think I'll have to vote for Beccafumi for the dreamy faces and the impudent nipple.

mrs.5000 said...

OK, like the medieval illuminations a lot, but am smitten by the stagelit annunciation-by-the-sea. So one more for Beccafumi.

Voron X said...

Neither of these *really* do it for me. But I'm going with Beccafumi. He's got a lot more complexity and dynamism and general beauty going on, even if it looks like many of his people are airbrushed. Man his style is "soft." I do like his "Fall of the Rebel Angels", especially the sinister looking Deity.

BTW, It looks like Beauneveu was also an accomplished sculptor, so look at some of those works as well.

lamanyana said...

Beauneveu, this time - though neither do a whole lot for me, either.

Nichim said...

Beauneveu. Statues on incongruous architectural chairs, with thorns and words. Love it. Beccafumi is ok, and I like the look the angels are giving each other, but I take off a lot of points for the gratuitous nipple.

Jennifer said...

OMG illuminations! And I love the contrast between Beauneveu's monochromatic aesthetic for the central figures and their seats and what I think of as the normal brightness of illuminations (not that I'm objecting to how colorful they usually are, assuming my stereotypes are even accurate).

Believe it or not, I hadn't noticed the Beccafumi nipple. I was too busy admiring her feet and the way her sandals aren't quite wide enough in the forefoot. Also, I think she could palm a basketball.

Beauneveu, s'il vous plait!

Michael5000 said...

Despite the gentle sweetness of the Beccafumi annunciation, I'm going to say it's a slam dunk for Beauneveu in this battle of the (to me) unknowns.

Michael5000 said...

Voting is closed on this one -- with a tie. They will face off against other tied artists later in the tournament.