Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Agasse v. Altdorfer

Jacques-Laurent Agasse
1767-1848
Swiss; worked in England
Defeated Modernist Josef Albers easily in Round 1.
Held off Renaissance sculpter Alessandro Algardi in Round 2.






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Albrecht Altdorfer
c.1480-1538
German
Defeated Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema by a single vote in Round 1.
Crushed American minimalist sculpter Carl Andre in Round 2.





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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.

18 comments:

pfly said...

Altdorfer--I really like those kind of landscapes, cloudscapes...leafscapes?

lamanyana said...

Altdorfer - I love the new one this time around.

Nichim said...

Yeah, Altdorfer. Sorry, picnicers, I've got to go for the glory here.

UnwiseOwl said...

It's gotta be Agasse.
That dude just drew a giraffe.
Giraffes is funniest.

Jenners said...

Agasse … because of the animals.

Morgan said...

Agasse. Better colors.

Elizabeth said...

This was difficult, but I'm sticking with the kitties and voting for Agasse.

Candida said...

I'm with the Altdorfer crowd on this one--he had me at the leafscape, even before I noticed the woman with the lily and the megaphone in the foreground of the last picture. (I realize the megaphone could be something else, like the carrying case of a musical instrument. That'd be okay too.)

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, I'm definitely voting with the Altdorfer bloc on this one. You gotta love The Little Knight in the Big Woods. I like Agasse, though--maybe if the cutesy picnic scene had been a pack of wolves, he would have had me.

Christine M. said...

Agasse. Love me some giraffes.

Michael5000 said...

I think I'm going to pull for Altdorfer here for the first entrant in the Round of 128.

Michael5000 said...

Here's an email vote for Altdorfer.

chuckdaddy said...

Altdorfer

Voron X said...

This is hard, because I don't think I voted for either of these in Round 1. Altdorfer's epicness is awesome, but his other work is hit or miss. I'm not a huge fan of Middle Ages/Rennaissance painting anyway. But his work is more dynamic (or maybe its complex athat I mean)than Agasse's, despite the fine execution of the latter. So, a grudging vote for Altdorfer.

Odduck said...

Altdorfer for me! I like the third piece.

Leonardo Piccioni said...

Altdorfer.

Alison said...

Altdorfer - better everything except color

Michael5000 said...

Even considering that Odduck and Alison are actually the same person, Altdorfer has more than enough votes to finally wrap this one up, passing Agasse with a score of 11-5. On to Round Four!