Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round Tiebreak: Bellows v. Bourgeois!

Back to tiebreak territory today, as we continue to sort out Left Bracket logjams in Bingham/Bellows and Botero/Bourgeois.


George Bellows
1882 - 1925
American

Defeated Bernardo Bellotto in Round 1 by a single vote.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Beaten by Giovanni Bellini in Round 2 in a fair fight.
Tied with George Caleb Bingham in the Left Bracket Second Round.







Louise Bourgeois
1911 - 2010
French; worked in the United States

Trounced sculptor Antoine Bourdelle in Round 1.
Lost to Aussie Arthur Boyd in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Tied with Colombian Fernando Botero in the Left Bracket Second Round.







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...

Bourgeous!!!!!!!!

Nichim said...

Bellows.

lamanyana said...

Bellows

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, definitely Bellows for me.

Morgan said...

Let's go with Bellows

pfly said...

Hmm, yea, Bellows.

Chuckdaddy said...

Yeah, I still like Bellows (who tied with Bingham last round not Bierstadt)

Elizabeth said...

I am nicely creeped out by the range of works representing Bourgeois this morning, so that's my vote.

Christine M. said...

Bourgeous

DrSchnell said...

Bourgeous, though I like both.

Michael5000 said...

A vote-by-email: "Bellows almost goes without saying for me."

Michael5000 said...

Someone once remarked in my hearing -- oh, OK, it was Mrs.5000 last month -- that it seemed that Louise Bourgeous had "seen something nasty in the woodshed." And it was only after that that I learned that she was a pioneer of "confessional art."

Well, that's honest work. But personally, I prefer the nothing-if-not-robust humanity of Mr. Bellows.

margaret said...

Bellows.

Candida said...

Bellows.

Alison said...

Bellows.

Michael5000 said...

And it's Bellows by a knockout! Well, by 11 votes to 4. So, he'll advance for an interesting match of styles against Boucher this week.