Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #9/64


Faceoff #1: Burri v. Calder

Alberto Burri
1915 - 1995
Italian

Lost to Edward Burra in Round 1.



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Alexander Calder
1898 - 1975
American

Lost to Gustave Caillebotte in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Campin v. Canova

Robert Campin
1757 - 1822
Italian

Lost to Canaletto in Round 1 by a single vote.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!



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Antonio Canova
1757 - 1822
Italian

Put up a fair number of votes in losing to big-name Caravaggio in Round 1.






Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.

16 comments:

Morgan said...

Calder and Canova!

Christine M. said...

Calder and Canova

Nichim said...

Burri and Canova!

lamanyana said...

Burri and Campin

Michael5000 said...

It's weird, I thought Burri was preposterous at first, but I'm starting to get a little art-crush on him.

And Campin -- I don't think that the images I've used for him (keeping in mind that I don't have totally free reign in the way I choose images) do him justice.

Elizabeth said...

Calder and Canova. For once I agree with Morgan.

mrs.5000 said...

Calder and Campin for me. Though I'd be happy to see any of them sticking around awhile longer. Which is good, because it's looking like a hot little skirmish.

Mm Mud said...

Calder- For once I can say that I've been in close proximity to his work here at the Olympic Sculpture park.
Campin- the subjects are not to my taste but the picture quality is very mesmerizing.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I think you know which one I like the best: Tiny Tim Breast Feeds a Kid.

Jenners said...

Calder and Canova!

pfly said...

Calder, giant paperclip art!
Campin, though yea, after seeing a few other examples...

Chuckdaddy said...

I was on the fence with the jest pairing, until I realized that Calder didn't just make mobiles- he INVENTED them. And Campin? I'm not sir what animal the woman looks like in the second one, but it's not human.

Calder and Canova

Michael5000 said...

a vote-by-email for Calder and Canova.

Candida said...

Calder and Canovaaaaaaa!

Alison said...

Calder and Canova

Michael5000 said...

Calder swept this one easily, taking Burri 11-3. Canova had to work a little harder, but still comes up on top 9-5.

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