Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #12/64

Faceoff #1: Cimabue v. Claude Lorraine

died 1302

Schooled by Frederick Church in Round 1.


Claude Lorraine
1600 - 1682
French; worked in Rome

Clobbered by Pieter Claesz in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Copley v. Clemente

Francesco Clemente
born 1952
Italian; works in the United States

Lost to Fran├žois Clouet in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!


John Singleton Copley
American; worked in England

Had his ears boxed by Joseph Cornell 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.


Elizabeth said...

Claude Lorraine and Copley.

lamanyana said...

Cimabue & Clemente

Morgan said...

Definitely Mr. Claude Lorrain on top, and I like Copley so I'll go with him on the bottom.

mrs.5000 said...

Yay for Cimabue and Copley!

PB said...

Definitely Claude Lorraine; have had a soft spot for him since reading Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. I'll go with Copley in Faceoff the Second, though I can't say I find myself terribly impressed with him - that girl is just a little bit creepy in some undefined way.

Michael5000 said...

We have us an email vote here for Claude and Copley.

Candida said...

Cimabue and Copley, please. But PB reminds me I have Stoppard's Arcadia on my to-read list. I hope it doesn't make me change my mind when it's too late!

Chuckdaddy said...

I like that with both Cimabue and Claude you can actually see them evolving to a next art phase. Cimabue's people are just starting to turn and Claude seems to have reluctantly added to the bottom of his epic landscapes a few Greek gods to satisfy the Renaissance status quo. I'll take Claude because although he's a bit much for me, Cimabue's inbetweeness looks a bit awkward to me. I kind of want him to stay in the Byzantine stage.

And Clemente... I really pushed for him last round, and still do like his big-eyed portraits (especially over surly naked guy with owl), but I'll go Copley by a John Hancock.

pfly said...

1 Lorraine
2 Copley

Alison said...

I vote for Lorraine and Copley!

Michael5000 said...

Oops, never voted. I'm going to call it a wash up top; I like Claude and Cimabue both.

No, wait. I'll go for Claude over Cimabue, just like I'd go for Beethoven over Vivaldi. Sorry, Mrs.

Copley on the lower deck, presumably to be promptly handed his skull by Claesz.

Michael5000 said...

And that was it for this pairing. Claude dismisses poor Cimabue 8-3, and Copley wallops Clemente 10-1. We'll see how they do against Clouet and Claesz respectively starting this week.

Voting closed.