Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Gozzoli v. El Greco!

Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497
Florentine



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El Greco
1541 - 1614
Greek; worked in Italy and Spain




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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.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Benozzo Gozzoli, please. I like the multiple and chronologically overlaid scenes in each painting, and Salome in Renaissance garb, dancing cheerfully while the already-beheaded John the Baptist is being beheaded by a one-legged man. Temporal incongruity FTW!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I got the first guy's paintings, Gorgonzolli, because that lady is about to get her head hacked clean off, and the guy looks like he is really enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

el greco- sue

Morgan said...

I like El Greco!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Looks like a tie . . .

pfly said...

One El Greco, please.

mrs.5000 said...

OK, I know El Greco's way famous and all, but I've always kind of actively diskliked everything but View of Toledo. So I'm going with this festive Gozzoli guy I'd never even heard of. Go Firenze.

Chuckdaddy said...

I feel the exact opposite, Sue. El Greco all the way to the Thrilling Thirty Two where I'll have a tough choice against Van Gogh. But it looks like I'm getting ahead of myself. Where's the El Greco love?

Ben said...

Gozzoli.

Michael5000 said...

It took me some time on these here internets, but I think I'll cleave to the A-list this week and give my vote to El Greco.

lamanyana said...

El Greco

Michael5000 said...

An email voter breaks for Gozzoli.

Candida said...

Boy, tough one! Once again, I had to turn to Google for tie-breaking, and based on that, I'd have to go with El Greco.

Michael5000 said...

And El Greco takes in a nail-biter, 7-5. Voting is closed in this match.