Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Audubon v. Balla

John James Audubon
1785-1851
American
Defeated Frank Auerbach in Round 1
Dispatched Francis Bacon without much trouble in Round 2







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Giacomo Balla
1871-1958
Italian
Defeated Hans Baldung in Round 1
Edged by Balthus in Round 2 by a single vote.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS! 






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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:

Christine M. said...

I like Balla, but Audubon...how can you not adore him?

Nichim said...

Wow, this is a hard one. I pick Audubon.

Elizabeth said...

You know, I'm going to go with Balla here.

margaret said...

I'm having a Balla

Morgan said...

The first Balla painting made me say "Wow!" Okay, well I didn't actually vocalize it, but I thought about it.

I vote Balla!

pfly said...

Hmm, well I feel like I *should* vote for Audubon but I have a big soft spot for Balla. His "Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash" hangs in Buffalo's Albright Knox Museum, where I went on countless school field trips. Like most kids I got a kick out of that painting.

Chuckdaddy said...

Diversify Audubon! Diversify!

Strong vote for Balla.

Jenners said...

Audubon!

Rebel said...

I did really like the first Balla one but really there's no competition.

Audubon for the win! That goose...I want to reach out and pet it. And the hawks? Absolutely amazing.

mrs.5000 said...

I had to think about this one for awhile, but I'm going to hand it to Audobon as the more diligent and audacious innovator of the two. Plus I like the pretty birds.

Candida said...

I'm still loving the Audubon. Plus, I would've voted Balla out in Round 1, and I'm going to try again here.

Voron X said...

Balla. For all his realism and attention to detail, Audobon's paintings look flat to me.

lamanyana said...

Balla, mainly for that first picture.

Michael5000 said...

Here's an email vote for "Audubon all the way.

Michael5000 said...

...but ~I'm~ with Giacomo, one of my favorite "new artists" I've discovered through this tourney.

Odduck said...

Balla, but just by a little bit! Audubon's birds are spectacular, but... I really like Balla's first piece.

Wildrover said...

This is the closest contest I've seen. I just come down in favour of Balla for the same reason as Chuckdaddy.

Michael5000 said...

And Balla gets away from Audubon in the late voting to win 10-7, becoming the first artist to make it into Round Four! He'll take on Jean-Michelle Basquiat in that contest; voting is now closed in this one.