Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Grosz v. Grünewald!

George Grosz
1893 - 1959
German




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Matthias Grünewald
1470s - 1528
German



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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.



15 comments:

Christine M. said...

George Grosz

Chuckdaddy said...

Grosz!

Elizabeth said...

I'm not super enthused about either, but I will jump back several centuries for this vote and say Grünewald.

Morgan said...

I am actually super liking Grosz here

Kenneth Noisewater said...

First guy in a landslide. Those are trippy paintings! He must have drank the electric kool aid.

mrs.5000 said...

OK, this is an interesting pairing--Grunewald's crucifixions and Grosz's social commentary are both vividly unsettling to contemplate. I'll go with Grosz.

Nichim said...

Grünewald!

pfly said...

Oh George Grosz for sure, especially after looking him up and learning a bit more.

Ben said...

Grosz

lamanyana said...

Grosz

Michael5000 said...

I saw some Grosz recently in New Haven and Boston, and it was pretty good, but I can't vote against the whatsit alterpiece. Grünewald!

UnwiseOwl said...

Grunewald, that is some nice iconography there, a lamb bearing a cross, I get it, but have you seen Grosz' stuff lately. That man's head is perfectly round!
Grosz.

Michael5000 said...

Vote by mail: Grunewald

Candida said...

Grunewald, I guess.

Michael5000 said...

Grünewald's late push can't overcome Grosz's early lead, and he goes down 5-9 to his cynical 20th Century countryman! Thanks for voting.