Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2: William Blake v. Boccioni

William Blake
1757 - 1827
English

Defeated Sir Peter Blake in Round 1.





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Umberto Boccioni
1882 - 1916
Italian
Defeated Arnold Böcklin in Round 1.




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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.

16 comments:

pfly said...

Blake is a big favorite of mine. Sorry Boccioni.

Christine M. said...

Blake

Morgan said...

Boccioni is craaaazy! I like his stuff!

mrs.5000 said...

I really admire Blake, and for a lot of things that don't necessarily get communicated in the single images. So though Boccioni is indeed craaaazy, crazy like a Futurist, I'm sticking with Blake in the second round.

Elizabeth said...

I'm going with Blake this time, on the strength of the God-with-compass image. I like it.

UnwiseOwl said...

Boccini! ALthough Blake is good.

Chuckdaddy said...

A strong vote for Boccioni. Not digging the Blake ones here, particularly the manimal one, and I really like the Boccioni-

Chuckdaddy

Jenners said...

Blake!

Nichim said...

Boccioni, I think. Something about Blake has always rubbed me the wrong way.

Michael5000 said...

A mail-in vote for Mr. Blake.

Michael5000 said...

However -- although the new second-round image warms me towards Blake a bit -- MY vote in this match is going to Boccioni. Color! Energy! Dynamism!

Candida said...

I've always thought that Blake was a bit overrated, though given how far these images are from my idea of what they are, I'm kind of suspecting that I've seen bad reproductions in literature textbooks, and I'm kind of oddly drawn to Boccioni here, but I think Blake wins this one anyhow. I wonder if he would if I didn't know his name, though, you know?

Odduck said...

Blake...? I don't feel strongly for either, though.

Mm Mud said...

Confess no background in european artists. so going by what catches the eye and imagination- Boccioni

Unknown said...

Blake

Michael5000 said...

The dust settles on this contest with Blake defeating Boccioni, 9 to 6.