Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Ernst v. Estes!

Max Ernst
1891 - 1976
German




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Richard Estes
born 1936
American



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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.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

An earnest vote for Ernst.

pfly said...

Well, I like the photorealism stuff, for some reason, but not enough to say no to Max Ernst, who did some fantastic stuff.

Morgan said...

As much as I enjoy the intricate surreal landscapes of Ernst, I'm going to have to vote for the exquisite photorealism of Estes.

Jenners said...

I was liking Ersnt until I saw Estes. That first Estes would make a terrific puzzle.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I will go with Estes because it looks like a photograph. I think he has one in the Art Institute in Chicago that I like.

Candida said...

Ernst, I guess.

Chuckdaddy said...

I didn't expect to, but I'll be voting for Estes as well

Nichim said...

Ernst

Christine M. said...

Not my favorite Ernst stuff, but he gets my vote.

mrs.5000 said...

I always kind of liked Ernst's collage work, and am still fond of, oh, whatsit, Two Children Threatened by a Nightingale. But my grounded, middle-aged self is more taken with Estes--having spent some time admiring, in the top painting, how a dark panel in front of the dark storefront that says TIES seems to slice the light-colored car into two improbable pieces.

lamanyana said...

Ernst

Michael5000 said...

A vote-by-email for Estes!

Michael5000 said...

And by gum, I'm going to vote for Estes myself. His version of photorealism is kind of a visual ostranenie, if I can get away with that. Two Trouser Suits! Two Trouser Suits! And Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby.

Michael5000 said...

Jenners: Now I want an Estes puzzle.

Michael5000 said...

It's Estes over Ernst, 7-6, in a see-saw thriller that went down the last vote!

Voting closed in this round.