Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Claude Lorraine v. Clouet!

Claude Lorraine
1600 - 1682
French; worked in Rome

Clobbered by Pieter Claesz in Round 1.
Shot past 13th century master Cimabue in First Round Elimination.






François Clouet
c.1522 - 1572
French

Scraped by living artist Francesco Clemente by a two-vote margin in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Had his ears boxed by Joseph Cornell 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.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Trees over boobs. Lorraine.

Ann Piper said...

Clouet and his shiny curtain!

Chuckdaddy said...

Clouet and his horse and coat (and boobs)

Morgan said...

Claude Lorraine

DrSchnell said...

Lorraine

mrs.5000 said...

I like Clouet in this match! That top one, with the receding womenfolk and the jugs and rapacious children, is really something. I am usually a sucker for landscapes, but Claude Lorraine's don't appeal to me all that much.

Christine M. said...

François Clouet

pfly said...

Hmm, yea, that first Clouet is pretty weird. I like weird.

Michael5000 said...

Here's a vote-by-email: "Two old-school Frenchmen face off. Tho I love Henry VIII on a wonderfully caparisoned horse, I love Claude Lorraine's landscapes more, especially the first, so will vote for him."

lamanyana said...

Clouet

Michael5000 said...

I'm down for Claude.

Candida said...

Clouet.

Alison said...

Lorraine

Michael5000 said...

And Claude goes down to Clouet in a 7-6 heartbreaker. Voting is closed in this match.