Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament: Clemente v. Clouet!

Francesco Clemente
born 1952
Italian; works in the United States




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Fran├žois Clouet
c.1522 - 1572
French




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Vote for the artist of your choice!  Votes go in the comments.  Commentary and links to additional work are welcome.  Polls open for at least one month past posting.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Clouet, no contest. I like the horse.

Christine M. said...

Clouet

Morgan said...

I like Clouet!

Chuckdaddy said...

You know, I thought I'd be going Clouet as well, but the extended images search switched me. Even though I really dislike the two Clemente pictures here, he actually has some very interesting portraits. And Clouet? He's just a little to corsetty for my taste (Although I also really like that horse).

pfly said...

Chuckdaddy's comments got me googling and at first I wasn't too taken with Clemente, but then I started seeing things like http://artnews.org/files/0000066000/0000065286.jpg/Francesco_Clemente.jpg

Yea, okay!

Mm Mud said...

Two very different artists in time and style. I'll sit this one out for want of more information to make a decision.

Michael5000 said...

That's a good 'un, Chuck. I'll make it active: The link in Chuckdaddy's comment.

Nichim said...

Clemente. Although I think the two pictures that you have in the post are ugly, they are somewhat more interesting that Clouet's pictures, and I like the one ChuckDaddy found. I'd resolved not to Google myself in this tourney, but since someone else has gone and done it for me, and I've seen it, well, my opinion has been swayed. And what is that coming out of the top of Clouet's knight's horse? A bowl of fruit?

Nichim said...

I guess it was pfly's link that I followed, actually.

Jenners said...

Clemente -- love the hand one!

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah yeah I Googled also and I'm still going with Clouet. I hope I wasn't swayed by all the brooding artist head shots, but I'm afraid I might have been. Mostly I just admire Clouet's, well, artistry.

lamanyana said...

Yeah - Clamente, since his pictures are more interesting.

Michael5000 said...

I'm going with Clouet for the craftsmanship and, let's face it, the horse; having said that, the Clemente love has at least dispelled my initial impression that Clemente was completely out of his depth in this tournament.

Michael5000 said...

Here's a vote-by-mail for Clouet.

Candida said...

Clemente had a shot for the hand painting, despite the first one, which looks like an Edward Lear limerick gone very wrong, until I googled, and then I said to myself, "Pick the one with the pretty horsie with the hot-air balloon behind its head!" And then I remembered that that would be anchronistic and inaccurate, but I'm still voting for Clouet.

Michael5000 said...

Clouet scrapes out a tough win, 7-5. Voting is closed in this pairing.