Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Champaigne v. De Chirico!

Philippe de Champaigne
1602 - 1674
Flemish; worked in France.

Beaten by heavyweight Marc Chagall in Round 1.
Snuck by sculptor Benvenuto Cellini in First Round Elimination by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Giorgio De Chirico
1888 - 1978
Italian

Edged the original wrapper, Christo, in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Lost decisively to French master Chardin in Round 2.







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, but likely much longer.

16 comments:

Ann Piper said...

Ohmigod, DECHIRICHO, Ohmigod, ohmigod

Ann Piper said...

Please pardon the Percocet.

Michael5000 said...

Ann: Obviously, you wouldn't want to mix Percocet with Champaigne.

Morgan said...

De Chirico, barely

mrs.5000 said...

De Champaigne has grown on me, so I wish him well, but I will hoist one more pennant over the shadowy arcades of the De Chirico camp.

Chuckdaddy said...

De Chirico

Elizabeth said...

Really tough decision, but I will be perhaps the lone voice for de Champaigne. Because nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Christine M. said...

Phillippe de Champaigne. Love that vanitas.

pfly said...

De Chirico

GT said...

I will also be the lone voice for de Champaigne.

That makes three lone voices for de Champaigne.

He is the better painter, though De Chirico is clearly the more inventive dreamer.

I mean, I'd rather own the Venus De Milo With Bananas. But de Champaigne is more talented.

lamanyana said...

De Chirico

Michael5000 said...

Vote-by-email: "Another lone voice for Champaigne."

Michael5000 said...

Personally, however, I will be the lone voice for Champaigne.

Candida said...

Champaigne. Are lone voices in the majority yet?

Alison said...

Champaigne, calls a lonely voice

Michael5000 said...

It's a classic IAT cliffhanger finish as Champaigne picks up four straight late votes in three months to sneak past De Chirico, 7 lone votes to 6. Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we're on our way to another GRUDGE MATCH!!!