Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2: Cranach the Elder v. Dali!

Lucas Cranach the Elder
1472 - 1553
German

Beat seventeenth-century Dutchman Aelbert Cuyp decisively in Round 1.





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Salvador Dali
1904 - 1989
Spanish

Savaged somebody named Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny in Round 1.




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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:

Christine M. said...

Lucas Cranach the Elder. Dali makes me nauseous. Literally. I'm sure he'd like that.

Morgan said...

Dali please

Elizabeth said...

Much as I like Dali, I'm going with Cranach the Elder. I really like his mischievous nymph.

About Dali, I have this to say: "It should be added that the aura of the negative space verges on codifying the accessibility of the work." (http://pixmaven.com/phrase_generator.html)

Chuckdaddy said...

Dali, you had me at the melting clocks

Annabelle said...

Salvador Dali because I like the colors a lot.

Jenners said...

Dali will always get my vote. I hope he takes the whole damn thing.

lamanyana said...

Cranach the Elder, though my inner teenager is going to be mad at me.

mrs.5000 said...

Dali certainly won't always get my vote. But I suppose he can have it for now.

Anonymous said...

dali

sue

PB said...

Dali.

Michael5000 said...

Dang me, Imma go for Cranach the Elder. I love that crazy landscape, and the portrait in third position looks really real to me. My inner teenager can be briefly mad at me, and then go play video games at the video game arcade.

Candida said...

Oh, Cranach the Elder! Beautiful colors, beautiful action, beautiful landscape. And one of my favorite parts is that lone tree to the right of the castle or whatever that isn't a cell phone tower. Dali has never moved me in the same way--for a long time, not in a positive way at all--and he still hasn't made up enough ground to come close to Cranach.

Michael5000 said...

Here's an email vote for Cranach the Elder -- "even if I didn't dislike Dali, I love those ladies!"

pfly said...

Cranach is great, but, well, Dali.

Alison said...

Dali!

Michael5000 said...

Salvador Dali is one of the most polarizing artists in the Tournament, but he makes it past Cranach the Elder 9-6 and moves on to the Third Round, where he'll meet Corot next week.

Voting closed in this match.