Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Dossi v. Dubuffet!

Dosso Dossi
c.1490 - 1542

Lost by a wide margin to the colorful Kees Van Dongen in Round 1.
Put the hurt on Domenichino in First Round Elimination.

Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985

Beat Siennese master Duccio by a two-vote swing in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Whupped on by Albrecht Dürer 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.


Elizabeth said...

Dubuffet made me frown, but at least that was a reaction; Dossi left me cold.

So it's Dubuffet for now.

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mrs.5000 said...

I'm not a Dubuffet fan--and am kind of charmed by the peaceable whatsit on top of Dossi's stack. Plus it's fun to say Dosso Dossi. Dosso Dossi, grazie!

Morgan said...

You know, I'm not feeling too hot about either of them. Let's go for the "things Morgan invariably likes in paintings" metrics:

CHALLENGE 1: Abstract overlapping polygons. Both artists are tied at 0.
CHALLENGE 2: Well-shaded skulls. Both artists still tied at 0.
CHALLENGE 3: Trees of any sort. Dossi wins! Dossi wins!

My vote is for Dossi. Numbers don't lie!

UnwiseOwl said...

Call me old fashioned, but it's Dossi for me.
Rule of thumb, if I could do it, it's not art.

pfly said...

Dubuffet is another for whom I have a kind of nostalgia thanks to childhood field trips to the Albright Knox. Dubuffet.

Michael5000 said...

I've seen a lot of Dubuffet in person in the last year, relatively speaking, and have been pretty much disappointed every time. So it's Dossi by default.

Michael5000 said...

Vote-by-mail for Dossi

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Michael5000 said...

WHAT A THRILLER! Dubuffet stacked up a four-vote lead, but can't hang on in the late voting, falling in the end to Dossi by a score of 6-5. Numbers don't lie!