Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #21/64

Faceoff #1: Giambologna v. Gilbert and George

1529 - 1608

Lost badly to Alberto Giacometti in Round 1.


Gilbert and George
born 1942 and 1943

Lost to Harold Gilman in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Giordano v. Giulio Romano

Luca Giordano
1632 - 1705

Lost to Giorgione in Round 1.


Giulio Romano
1492 - 1546

Thumped by Giotto 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.


Morgan said...

Gilbert/George and Giordano

lamanyana said...

What Morgan said - Gilbert & George and Giordano

Elizabeth said...

Giambologna and Giulio Romano. NOT WHAT MORGAN SAID AT ALL.

mrs.5000 said...

I hold a currently unfashionable view that a visual artist is someone who makes things, so I'm not a big fan of artists who primarily engage in theater and commission work from others. Historically, doesn't that put them more in the role of patrons rather than artists? All this, to excuse myself from combing through online video of Gilbert & George before thumbing my nose at them. Looking good, Giambologna!

Also, I am delighted to vote for the wizardly Giulio Romano.

Ben said...

What Elizabeth said, not what Morgan said.

Chuckdaddy said...

What Ben said

pfly said...

Oh, well, Giambologna, yes, and Giulio Romano. Hmm, I always feel like I'm smart and stuff when it turns out I agree with Mrs. 5000.

Michael5000 said...

Me: Giambologna by default, and Giulio Romano by prference.

Candida said...

Giambologna and Giulio Romano.

Michael5000 said...

Vote by mail: Giambologna in the top pairing, Giordano in the bottom.

Michael5000 said...

OK, this one is officially closed for business, with Giambologna taking care of business 8-2 after an early scare from Gilbert and George, and Giulio Romano dispatching Giordano 7-3.

Thanks for voting!

Michael5000 said...

Also: Yay! My very least favorite artist(s) in the whole entire tournament will trouble me no more!