Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Two: Batoni v. Bazille!

Pompeo Batoni
1708 - 1787
Italian

Lost to Jacopo Bassano in Round 1.
Decisively defeated Georg Baselitz in Left Bracket Round 1 Elimination.





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Frederic Bazille
1841 - 1870
French

Defeated Willi Baumeister in Round 1.
Lost to Max Beckmann in Round 2 by mere two votes -- 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, but likely much longer.

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Bazille, I think. I like the painting of the paintings.

Christine M. said...

Bazille

lamanyana said...

Bazille

Morgan said...

Bazille lost to Beckmann! And I'll vote Bazille; the historical records of the Internet show that I thought Batoni was, and I quote, "rad", but I'm not seeing it now. Bazille, on the other hand, is kinda nice, especially the bottom painting.

pfly said...

Ya, Bazille.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'm not big on the work of either of these artists. I'm not even inspired to give their paintings silly names, like I often do around here. Sorry, man. I guess the 2nd guy?

margaret said...

Bazille. Earthy.

Chuckdaddy said...

Wikipedia says Batoni uses aspects of Rococo, Bolognese Classicism, and Neoclassicism- but it looks to me like he just draws pictures of people. Of course, what do I know, but I will pile on with an unenthusiastic vote for Bazille.

mrs.5000 said...

"Pomp" Batoni is obviously one of those artists who takes a hit for the fashions of his era--not to mention the pretensions of the people who paid him to paint their portraits. Intellectually, I know the ruffles and breeches aren't his fault, and yet...Bazille it is! His work is a little awkward, but then again, he died young, so nice he's showing some life in the left bracket.

Mm Mud said...

Another tough match up but the lady with the lil kid and the lady with the harp(?) have stolen my vote- Batoni

Michael5000 said...

A vote-by mail for Bazille.

Candida said...

Encore Bazille.

Michael5000 said...

And Bazille romps over Batoni, 11-1, to stay alive into Second Round Elimination. Voting is closed in this round.