Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Eakins v. van Eyck

Thomas Eakins
1844 - 1916
American

Crushed German pioneer Adam Elsheimer in Round 1.
Soundly defeated Belgian James Ensor in Round 2.








Jan Van Eyck
1422 - 1441
Dutch

Beat William Etty in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Snuck by Richard Estes in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







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.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

For the first time I will vote for Eakins, though I might have voted for him earlier had I seen the first portrait. He even makes the velvet arm of the chair look disgruntled.

lamanyana said...

Van Eyck

Christine M. said...

Jan Van Eyck

Nichim said...

Eakins. I love grumpy lady.

Alysia Sufrin said...

Van Eyk - the subtle commentary through detail astounds me.

Morgan said...

Eakins all the way

pfly said...

Van Eyck, I just have a thing for that 'Arnolfini Portrait'...especially the mirror...

Chuckdaddy said...

Eakins a million times!

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, no, this is one of those "why must I choose?" votes. Van Eyck is awesome, but we saw quite a few awesome Eakins paintings during our Trip East, giving me confidence to throw my vote to Eakins in this cruel, cruel contest.

Ben said...

Eakins

Michael5000 said...

Oh for crying out loud, this is nuts. I will take all eight, thank you, and I guess I will vote for Tom Eakins. U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Michael5000 said...

We've got an email vote for Eakins added to the heap.

Candida said...

Eakins has some stunning ones, and Van Eyck has not grown on me.

Michael5000 said...

Eakins and Van Eyck duked it out to a 4-4 tie... but then Eakins pounded out five more votes for a substantial 9-4 victory. Van Eyck will stay alive in the Left Brackets, but Eakins is off directly for the semifinals!

Thanks for voting, one and all.