Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Infinite Art Tournament, Round Three: Botticelli v. Boyd!

Sandro Botticelli
1445 - 1510
Florentine

Beat Colombian Fernando Botero in an amazing come-from-behind victory in Round 1
Made short work of 18th century France's Fran├žois Boucher in Round 2.









Arthur Boyd
1920 - 1999
Australian

Defeated 15th Century Netherlandish master Dieric Bouts in Round 1.
Snuck by spider-woman Louise Bourgeois by a single vote in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







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.

21 comments:

pfly said...

Botticelli, that "Venus and Mars" one rocks.

Christine M. said...

Botticelli

Nichim said...

Botticelli, despite (or especially because of?) the creepy Christs. Though I REALLY like that first one of Boyd's, with the windmill lost in the dark scary woods.

Elizabeth said...

Botticelli for sure.

Chuckdaddy said...

It's been a nice run Boyd, but another vote for Boticelli to advance to the elite 128

Leonardo Piccioni said...

Botticelli thousand times! (If you want, you can compute them only once.)

lamanyana said...

Boticelli for me, too, though Boyd had a good run.

Morgan said...

I'm a big fan of Boyd, and I find Botticelli a little boring. I'll vote Boyd.

mrs.5000 said...

Well, Botticelli, of course.

Rebel said...

Sandro Botticelli

Jenners said...

Yuck. I choose to abstain.

Eric said...

Boyd. Much more interesting.

DrSchnell said...

Boyd, largely because of the first and last paintings, and also because the second one is a religious/biblical scene that doesn't involve any chubby cherubs. Bonus points for that. He loses points for that third painting, in which it looks like someone's doing, um, things (this is a family blog, right?) to the backend of a bull, while the bull is puking up a bloody Totoro. Yechhh..... Though I do like the creepy demon spawn in the bottom Botticelli picture, and, in fact, I really like that entire picture.

Mm Mud said...

Somehow I relate more to Boyd.

Michael5000 said...

An Email vote: "Botticelli all the way, or at least a lot of the way. Poor Boyd, unfair to be so outmatched."

Michael5000 said...

Really liking the Boyd, but not enough to pick him over Botticelli.

Candida said...

Botticelli, baby!

Alison said...

Boyd for me! I really liked the last one of his, and none of Botticelli's really captured my attention.

JFlo said...

I feel like I'm betraying my Tuscan roots, but I'm voting for Boyd.

JakeFlo said...

I think I'll go with Italia. Botticelli! But it was a close one though.

Michael5000 said...

Botticelli marches on, but into very stiff Fourth Round competition. Boyd will eventually show up in the Left Bracket Third Round, once the Left Bracket starts to catch up with things.