Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Friedrich v. Frink!

Caspar David Friedrich
1774 - 1840
German




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Dame Elisabeth Frink
1930 - 1993
English



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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:

Morgan said...

Woah! Friedrich.

Ann Piper said...

"Caspar F*cking Friedrich", as he was known in my freshman art history class

Elizabeth said...

I really, really want to vote for the sheep, but the gothic horrorscapes that Caspar F*cking Friedrich produced just blow me away. CFF it is.

Michael5000 said...

I will make an exception to my rule of staying out of the early vote in my enthusiasm for Caspar F*cking Friedrich and "The Wreck of the Hope," one of my favorite f*cking paintings. (The sheep are pretty cool too. But Friedrich!!!)

pfly said...

Another for Caspar F*cking Friedrich.

Nichim said...

I completely concur with Elizabeth. Friedrich.

lamanyana said...

Ditto - Sheep are cool, but Friedrich gets my vote.

Chuckdaddy said...

F*ck Frink. Go Effing Friedrich!

Michael5000 said...

By Email: Friedrich! Finally a Great F! I will join the landslide.

DrSchnell said...

I vote for Caspar the Friendly Friedrich, with "The Old Gym" running a close second.

Christine M. said...

I will be the lone vote for Frink because our library has two of her aquatint and etching portfolios/books in our special collections, and they are AWESOME. Much better than her sculpture.

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, I'm with the Friedrich crowd.

Candida said...

Friedrich was impressive enough that I surfed for some more images because I was (and still am) trying to figure out why I have no clue about this guy, and some of his other pieces very nearly made me laugh--unintentionally, I think, but I could use a good laugh, so it essentially reinforces my vote for CDF, who was probably bummed that he was around too late for Bach to use his initials as a motif.

Alison said...

Friedrich

Michael5000 said...

And Friedr*ch lays a real beating on Frink on the way to a 13-1 win and a ticket to the Second Round. Voting is closed in this match.