Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round 2: Albers v. Andre!

Josef Albers
German; worked in the United States

Lost to animal specialist Jacques-Laurent Agasse in Round 1.
Defeated Washington Allston in Left Bracket First-Round Elimination by two votes -- a one-vote swing would have resulted in a draw. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!


Carl Andre
b. 1935
Defeated eighteenth-century European Jacobo Amigoni in Round 1 
Lost badly to Albrecht Altdorfer in Round 2.


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, but likely much longer.


Christine M. said...


pfly said...

Josef Albers! Again I must say his stuff is better seen for real in a museum or gallery than on a computer screen.

Morgan said...

Albers! After 6 months or so of looking at his art it's really starting to grow on me.

Jenners said...

Andre. But as far as I'm concerned, they are both doomed.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'm going to vote for neither on this one. Is that one just a floor mat?

mrs.5000 said...

Albers for me. Or, at least, me for Albers.

Chuckdaddy said...

I like Albers less and less each round. Additonally, Andre does a magnificent cinnabun (although his artist as oj history is a bit disturibing)

Voron X said...

Gonna have to go with Andre. If you're going to go minimalist, at least go in three dimensions. (maybe that's why my favorite Albers work is the nesting tables.)

Candida said...

Aww, I find each of these charming in its own way. You know, for 20th-century art, at least.

I was thinking that Andre woos me with shape in a way that I don't usually feel; the shadows of the cubes are beautiful, and there's something elegant about his other shapes, perhaps. But when I noticed that I spent a good 90% of the time on pictures 2 and 3 admiring the wooden floors, I realized that it's not so much the art as the wood I'm into, ultimately.

As for Albers, is it possible that you have not yet made picture #2 into a quilt, Michael5000? I hope you do not find these fightin' words, but I think he's out-Mondrianing Mondrian there.


(Albers gets my vote.)

lamanyana said...

Albers - I bet they're great in person.

Michael5000 said...

Albers for me!

Michael5000 said...

And here's a email vote for Albers.

chuckdaddy said...

I think Albers is German

Michael5000 said...

Thanks, Chuck. Corrected here and on both previous matchups.