Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #19/64

Faceoff #1: Francis v. Freud

Sam Francis
1923 - 1994

Lost quite substantially to Jean-Honoré Fragonard in Round 1.


Lucian Freud
1922 - 2011
German; worked in Britain

Lost quite substantially to Helen Frankenthaler in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Frink v. Froment

Dame Elisabeth Frink
1930 - 1993

Lost quite substantially to Caspar F*cking Friedrich in Round 1.


Nicolas Froment
Active 1450 - 1490

Lost quite substantially to Naum Gabo in Round 1.

Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


Christine M. said...

Frink and Freud. You can see some of Frink's printmaking at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks?gid=65305!&ws=acno&wv=list

My library has these. Awesome.

Morgan said...

Francis and Frink.

Elizabeth said...

I don't usually vote for the spattery-my-kid-could-do-this abstract stuff, but it will be Sam Francis in the first faceoff, because I rather like the blue spatters.

And then of course SHEEP!!!! and Frink for #2.

Ben said...

Francis and Frink. Sounds like a law firm.

pfly said...

Francis and Froment.

mrs.5000 said...

Freud and Frink! Sounds like a clothing store for the young and angst-ridden.

DrSchnell said...

Francis and Frink

Chuckdaddy said...

Freud and froment

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UnwiseOwl said...

Definitely Francis, it's hard to get that splatter right, so he's got a big tick from me for that.
The last one is too hard for me to judge, as I like them both a LOT.

Michael5000 said...

Francis and Fromont for me.

Candida said...

Francis and Froment.

Michael5000 said...

Vote by mail! Abstaining on the first pair; pulling for Frink on the second.

Michael5000 said...

First result! Francis takes out Freud by a 9-3 margin. Frink/Froment is still open for a few more days.

Michael5000 said...

And a few more days are up! Frink takes out Froment 7-5. Both contests are now closed; thanks for the votes!