Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 1: Brancusi v. Braque

Constantin Brancusi
1876 - 1956
Romanian; worked in France.





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Georges Braque
1882 - 1963
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.

19 comments:

Morgan said...

Close! I like 'em both. I'll vote Brancusi.

mrs.5000 said...

Braques for me! Mmmm, I especially like that second one, my favorite flavor of cubism--the bright, fun, collagy still-life.

Christine M. said...

Braque

Nichim said...

Brancusi. Out of these four pieces of art I only like the stone kissy twins.

mcl said...

Brancusi for sculpture Braques for painting

Michael5000 said...

Tsk tsk, mcl, you know it doesn't work like that...

Elizabeth said...

Braque, hands down.

lamanyana said...

Brancusi, for the kissy twins.

Candida said...

Brancusi. I like the idea that those starkly alone Easter Island figures get to be together (in my mind, whatever Brancusi intended).

Jenners said...

Brancusi … just for that first one. So appealing.

pfly said...

Good match up. While I like Braque I really like Brancusi. He did a ton of awesome stuff. Also, I've always gotten a chuckle out of how US Customs refused to let his ''Bird in Space'' sculpture into the US as "art", apparently not believing it could be art. It was admitted as "Kitchen Utensils and Hospital Supplies". Haha!

pfly said...

BTW, a professor in an art history class I once took made a big deal out of the nail and its shadow in that first Braque. Something about cubism exploding space into fractured shards but the whole held together with that one nail. Something about the nail representing traditional painting clinging desperately to the crazy cubism. Yadda yadda, something like that...

Chuckdaddy said...

Braque

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote for Braque.

Michael5000 said...

And my own vote goes for Braque too. Mmm, Cubism....

Odduck said...

Braque for me!

Michael5000 said...

Yoiks, it's a tie! That means that Brancusi and Braque stay in Round 1, and will eventually take on play-in artists as they enter the tournament! Look for them again in approximately Summer 2014!

Chuckdaddy said...

Uh oh. Clerical error? I believe Braque actually won this 7-6. The IAT's Stolen Election?

Michael5000 said...

Chuckdaddy is quite right. Braque actually won this match, 7-6.