Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Bronzino v. Brown

Agnolo Bronzino
1503-1572
Italian (Florentine)

Beat Victor Brauner by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







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Ford Madox Brown
1821 - 1893
English

Defeated Marcel Broodthaers in a Round 1 contest that went down to the last 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.

16 comments:

pfly said...

Bronzino, thank you very much. His ''Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time'' alone. I liked reading the Wikipedia page about it. Apparently no one is quite sure what it is supposed to be about, allegory-wise. Lots of theories though.

Christine M. said...

Bronzino

Leonardo Piccioni said...

Bronzino has a lot of personality, but I have to admit Brown is a better painter. For small difference, Brown!

Nichim said...

Brown, clearly.

Chuckdaddy said...

Ugh. I'd voted for neither one last round. That being said, the Bronzino cupid picture is really growing on me (that picture is hot!). Also, clearly, Bronzino has the better name.

Morgan said...

I prefer Brown!

Alan Fisk said...

Bronzino's Allegory is the subject of my historical novel Cupid and the Silent Goddess, which imagines how the painting might have been created in Florence in 1544-5.

See:
http://www.twentyfirstcenturypublishers.com/index.asp?PageID=496

Michael5000 said...

Mr. Fisk: And a catchy first line it has, too!

But would you vote for Bronzino over Ford Madox Brown in an interactive online art tournament?

ayreking said...

Ford Madox Brown

Mycathasfleas said...

Brown!

Elizabeth said...

Brrrrronzino.

mrs.5000 said...

Ooh, toughie. Ford Madox Brown has grown on me, but he can still seem a bit treacly. I'll go with Bronzino.

lamanyana said...

Bronzino, for that weird alien-looking lady in the last picture.

Michael5000 said...

A toughie: Bronzino has grown on me, but he can still seem a bit treacly. I'll go with Brown.

Candida said...

F.M.B.

I'm freaked out by the disembodied head in Bronzino (not to mention some of the other aspects).

Michael5000 said...

And the match tips to Brown by a single vote; he'll go on to face Pieter Bruegel the Elder in Third Round action.

Voting is closed in this pairing.