Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Cuyp v. Courbet!

Aelbert Cuyp
1620 - 1691
Dutch

Lost to Cranach the Elder in Round 1.
Walloped Pre-Impresionist Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny in First Round Elimination.






Gustave Courbet
1819 - 1877
French

Defeated 15th Century Italian Francesco Del Cossa after a see-saw battle in Round 1.
Lost to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a guy from the previous generation, 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.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Courbet.

Christine M. said...

Courbet

lamanyana said...

Courbet

pfly said...

Is it just me or are these getting harder? In any case,. Courbet, yes.

Alison said...

Cuyp

Chuckdaddy said...

Is it just me or is every Cuyp picture taking place at the same time of day? Monet would not be happy. Cuyp might be master of dusk, but Courbet's getting another vote.

Morgan said...

I liked both of these better than the artists who beat them! And I like Courbet better out of the two.

mrs.5000 said...

I like them both too. Courbet by a nose.

Michael5000 said...

I think Chuckdaddy accidentally won my vote for Cuyp by dubbing him the "master of dusk." I like that. Courbet is probably more important, but I think I just like Cuyp a little bit more. Plus, cows.

Michael5000 said...

A vote-by-email is in for Courbet.

Candida said...

Courbet.

(For me, it's not so much that Cuyp painted at the same time of day but with the same general arrangement of clouds and what looks to me like the same composition with the large/close subject in the right foreground and the same triangle of vertical line on the right--trees, mast, staff--slightly rising line to the left, and the diagonal line joining the two. I mean, I like what he's doing okay, but I do feel a little bit like I'm seeing a formula.)

Michael5000 said...

Candida recently pointed out that I forgot to officially shut this one down last month. Just so you know, Courbet took it 9-2.