Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2: Boltanski v. Bosch

Christian Boltanski
born 1944
French
Trounced David Bomberg in Round 1.






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Hieronymus Bosch
c.1450 - 1516
Dutch
Trounced Paris Bordone 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:

Christine M. said...

Hieronymus Bosch

Nichim said...

Oh, I am so glad to be voting for Boltanski in this matchup.

Candida said...

Bosch!

mrs.5000 said...

Emphatically Bosch!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, totally unfair matchup, to me at least, in that they're both such strong contenders. I think I am going to go with the more soothing linearity of Boltanski here. Also he's French.

Rebel said...

Ok - I like Bosch, but this is the first more modern artist that has really struck me, so I'm going with Boltanski.

Morgan said...

Aw man, I really like both of them. I'll vote Boltanski, though.

chuckdaddy said...

I will not only vote for Bosch but will name my next child Hieronymus in his honor.

lamanyana said...

I'm going for Bosch.

Yankee in England said...

Somehow misread the title and thought it said IAT Round 2 goes to the beach. Really need to stop trying to read my blog roll on my phone while doing other things. I vote for Boltanski. 1. Beacause I like squares. 2. Beacause I like the name. If your keeping track this is the first time I have voted, yes I am a little last to the party.

pfly said...

Well, just to pile on, another for Bosch.

Michael5000 said...

Mrs.5000 and I went to a art history lecture on Garden of Earthly Delights last year the gist of which is that "it's hard to like a painting that doesn't like you." I have however never had any such trouble. I'm not as gaga for Bosch as I once was, but he would still easily make my Top 40.

Michael5000 said...

Here is an additional vote-by-email for Mr. Bosch.

Jenners said...

This is a tough one … Boltanski.

Odduck said...

Boltanski is so great

Michael5000 said...

Art History titan Bosch survives a brisk contest with upstart Boltanski, but emerges on top 8-7. That closes voting in this matchup.