Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 1: Boucher v. Boudin

François Boucher
1703 - 1770
French





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Eugène Boudin
1824 - 1898
French




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

15 comments:

Christine M. said...

It is me, or does the right butt cheek look too small on that Boucher? I vote Eugène Boudin.

mrs.5000 said...

Well, Boudin, definitely. But a second look at that butt cheek (you are so right), and I've convinced myself that it is actually a painting of two women, the upper half of the butty double being bent over into a special cavity built into the bed for purposes of theatrical concealment.

dhkendall said...

Boucher's a rather cheeky artist, is he not?

(Don't really have a clear preference here, but it's telling when all the comments about Boucher so far are about butt cheeks. Makes me wonder if that's what he's known for painting if Michael picked those as "representative of his work")

Anonymous said...

I also vote for the left butt cheek over the right butt cheek. Wait, what is this tournament determining? Oh yeah. I mean I vote for Boucher.

Chuckdaddy

Morgan said...

I vote Boucher.

Jenners said...

For the first time, I'm abstaining becuase I don't like either really.

pfly said...

After looking at some more examples of their work I'll say Boucher.

Voron X said...

Gotta go with Boucher.

lamanyana said...

Boudin, but I have trouble getting enthusiastic about either.

Nichim said...

Boucher, but I can't wait to vote against either of them in the next round.

Michael5000 said...

Boudin, here. Boucher is a bit too too for my taste, and Boudin seems a perfectly respectable impressionist.

Michael5000 said...

A mail-in vote for Boudin.

Candida said...

Boucher! I'm all about the too too. And Boudin is, I'm sorry, a poor example of an impressionist to me.

Odduck said...

Boucher!

Michael5000 said...

Voting is closed in this pairing. Boucher is picked over Boudin by a largely unimpressed crowd.