Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Frankenthaler v. Freud!

Helen Frankenthaler
1928 - 2011
American



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Lucian Freud
1922 - 2011
German; worked in Britain



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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:

Ann Piper said...

Of course, you put two awesomes together for this tournament. I'd be a goon if I didn't stand up for Freud, though!

Christine M. said...

Frankenthaler

pfly said...

Hmm, I'm in a color fieldy day of mood, so Frankenthaler.

Elizabeth said...

I don't usually go for the abstract ones, but the Freud is too Freudian for me, so it's Frankenthaler today.

Nichim said...

Frankenthaler!!!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I like the second artist. Even if that's not a good-looking boob, it's still a boob. That last guy has a definite child molester vibe though. You know what, I'm changing my vote to the ambiguous blobs of color no talent whatsoever first guy. At least he didn't creep me out.

Michael5000 said...

Got an email vote for Frankenthaler here.

Chuckdaddy said...

Despite one of the odder moments of gratuitous nudity ("Wouldn't she be cold?" I asked my wife), Freud gets a strong vote from me over Rorschach-I mean Frankenthaler.

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm, toughie. In the pictures of Helen Frankenthaler pouring paint, she looks like just the nicest, most can-do woman of the twentieth century. Her paintings have a spirit of spontaneity and adventure, I think. I will vote for her because she makes me want to play with paint.

Morgan said...

I'll vote for Helen

Michael5000 said...

I'm with Ms. Frankenthaler, for making non-representational paintings that my brain tries to process as representational. Which feels a little different than a Rorschach response, where you see a randomness and then try to find something pictorial to it. With Frankenthaler, I don't see the randomness at first -- I think, "ooh, that's a vividly painted.... Hey, wait!"

lamanyana said...

Freud, I guess. None of them do much for me.

Candida said...

Frankenthaler.

Alison said...

Frankenthaler

Michael5000 said...

Frankenthaler makes it out of the First Round without too much trouble, 11-3. How will she hold up against Fragonard? We'll find out soon!