Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2: Bazille v. Beckmann

Frederic Bazille
1841 - 1870

Defeated Willi Baumeister in Round 1.


Max Beckmann
1884 - 1950
German; worked in Netherlands and U.S.

Defeated Gentile Bellini in Round 1.

[It's Baumeister v. G. Bellini in the M5K personal tourney.]

Vote for the artist of your choice in the comments, or any other way that works for you. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

It's a hard one. I had to look again at the first Bazille, because I thought it was a photo at first glance. On the other hand, I really like the shading and textures on the final Beckmann. I'll vote Beckmann.

Jenners said...

I don't really like either but I guess Bazille.

Chuckdaddy said...

I really like Beckman's pictures

Nichim said...

Bazille, I guess. I don't like the genre of "paintings of rooms full of paintings," but I do really like the guy at the spinet and the drop leaf table and the wood stove, and I like the matte and wiggly trees. Also I like Beckmann's tarot card look in the first one, but I don't like the boobs, bondage, and swords theme. I do like the kid reading under the table, though. That's me. But in the end, Bazille!

mrs.5000 said...

Beckmann for me.

lamanyana said...

Beckmann - but this one was close for me.

Michael5000 said...

An email correspondent goes for Beckmann; but, my personal vote goes to Bazille on the strength of that first vivid landscape.

KarmaSartre said...


Voron X said...

Beckmann. So vibrant and intense.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Voting is closed in this pairing!