Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2: Giovanni Bellini v. George Bellows

Giovanni Bellini
1434 - 1516
Venetian

Defeated Hans Bellmer in Round 1 by a single vote.   YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!! 




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George Bellows
1882 - 1925
American
Defeated Bernardo Bellotto in Round 1 by a single vote.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!





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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.

20 comments:

Christine M. said...

Bellini.Hometown boy doesn't stand a chance.

lamanyana said...

Bellini! Teaching lions to read!

Morgan said...

I'm going to have to go with Bellini.

Jenners said...

Hmmm…I'm going to buck the trend here and go with Bellows.

Rebel said...

That last picture from Bellows is pretty phenomenal, but overall I'll have to vote for Bellini.

Jordan said...

Bellows

Anonymous said...

Although I feel bad for that poor man wearing thorns and with a hole in his hand, I'm going to go with Bellows-

Chuckdaddy

Elizabeth said...

I'm liking Bellows this round, though I object to blood sport.

UnwiseOwl said...

Whoa, I went for Bellows last time, so this time Bellini is gonna get the vote.

pfly said...

Well, as much as I like Bellows, and Bellini is so famous as to seem almost cliche, I can't not pick Bellini. So: Bellini.

margaret said...

Bellows! He's a distant relation, and I gotta root for my folk. Also, I came face-to-ring with Bellows' boxers in New York (Whitney?), and felt the rush. It's about the only boxing I've ever been able to stomach, and perhaps most visceral because of it?

Michael5000 said...

G. Bellini for me. Distant relation, margarita?

mrs.5000 said...

This match-up seemed so even that I deferred my decision until I had done some (casual) research. I really, really like Bellini. But I looked up George Bellows on Wikipedia, and now he's, like, one of my favorite American painters. So I was all set to vote for him! But then I took one last look at Bellini's St. Francis in Ecstasy--long a favorite of mine, and damned if I didn't change my mind again. I guess I'm just drawn to a crisp, radiant Renaissance landscape over a swirly, radiant, impressionist one. So Bellini for me. But I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for the Bellows dude in the future. Especially since he's one of Margaret's folks.

Candida said...

Bellini.

Voron X said...

Bellows. Gritty and raw.

Michael5000 said...

Here's an email vote for G. Bellini, "even though Bellows is an excellent NYC painter." The writer describes it as a "Bad Pairing," which I take to mean a "Good Pairing."

margaret said...

@Michael, Bellows was my grandpa's cousin, so yeah pretty distant

Odduck said...

Bellini for me!

Michael5000 said...

I'm going to do another Chuckdaddy Half-Flip here and change my vote from Bellini to neutral. It's not a "I don't like either one of 'em" neutral, though -- it's an "I honestly can't decide" neutral.

Michael5000 said...

Oh, I never mentioned that it was Bellini, 10-5. Bellini is up against Bernini now, and Bellows will be taking on Bingham. These matchings aren't going to get any easier...