Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Delvaux v. Diebenkorn!

Paul Delvaux
1897 - 1994
Belgian

Beat Maurice Denis in a down-to-the-last-vote contest in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!





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Richard Diebenkorn
1922 - 1994
American

Defeated André Derain by a single vote in Round 1. 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.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I like the first Diebenkorn a lot but not the other two so much, but I'm rather taken with all three of the Delvaux offerings. So I will vote Delvaux, since I find myself in train stations more often than on the highway.

You will have probably changed the title of the post before you read this, but just in case ...

Michael5000 said...

Ooh, good call, E. Thanks.

Ann Piper said...

It's so hard to choose!
But Diebenkorn.
-Ann

mrs.5000 said...

Diebenkorn!

Morgan said...

I can't explain why I like the first Diebenkorn so much. So although Delvaux is pretty darn good, I'll vote Diebenkorn.

Chuckdaddy said...

I love all 3 Diebenkorns. He's going to be getting my vote for a long time.

lamanyana said...

Diebenkorn, definitely.

Christine M. said...

Diebenkorn

pfly said...

Delvaux reminds me too much of de Chirico (who I love and am sad is out of the tournament, I think). So out of spite I will vote for Diebenkorn. ...no, actually I really do like Diebenkorn.

Michael5000 said...

Delvaux reminds me of Ensor, but... I dunno. And I'm not a massive Diebenkorn fan, but there's something mappy and diagramatic going on there that I kind of like.

Diebenkorn.

Pfly: De Chirico still has some life left in him. He'll make his Left Bracket debut the week after next.

MulchMaid said...

Definitely Diebenkorn.

Jenners said...

Delvaux

Michael5000 said...

By Email: "I love both Delvaux & Diebenkorn -- so different, both so delightful. Can't cast a vote in this one."

Candida said...

Delvaux has a mermaid in moonlight and a lady desperately hailing a skeleton (warning a better-dressed lady?) and girl walking away from us down a lonely street (alley? sidewalk?) at night.

After looking at Diebenkorn for a few minutes, I realized that my forehead was aching from frowning--mostly at his lines, I think. (And I seriously don't understand what's up with the roads in that first one.)

Moonlit madness wins.

Michael5000 said...

It's definitely Diebenkorn, with Portland, Oregon's favorite son trouncing moonlit madness 9-3 and making it untouched into the Third Round. Delvaux will have to take his chances with the winner of Dine/Brancusi sometime later in the year.