Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR: Diebenkorn v. Dürer!


It's the first Saturday of an even-numbered month: time for a Fourth Round contest in the Infinite Art Tournament! Richard Diebenkorn (b. Portland, Oregon) and Albrecht Dürer (b. Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire) will face off for a ticket to the semi-finals. Your vote counts!



Richard Diebenkorn
1922 - 1994
American

  • Defeated André Derain by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Paul Delvaux decisively in Round 2.
  • Snuck by Georges Braque in Round 3 on the final vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!







Albrecht Dürer
1471 - 1528
German

  • Defeated Anthony Van Dyck without too much trouble in Round 1.
  • Art-Brutalized Jean Dubuffet in Round 2.
  • Went ninja on Donatello in a massive Round 3 victory.







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. Fourth-round matches are open for at least three months after posting.

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Albrecht Dürer without a doubt, but with a nod to the third work shown of Diebenkorn's, which I do like.

Christine M. said...

Durer

Morgan said...

Durer! He's one of my favorites; I especially like the wing.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I didn't like ANY of these paintings until I saw the very last one. I like that guy's expression. I'm big on expressions. So, give me the 2nd artist, but neither one I was nuts about. These is a weak bracket.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

(this)

pfly said...

Diebenkorn beat Braque?? Just for that I'm voting Dürer! ...well, ok, I'd vote for Dürer anyway, just saying...

Chuckdaddy said...

Am I the only one who finds Durer's portraits (particularly the 3rd one) to be overly smooth and even a little cartoony? (Looking through last 2 match-ups...) Yes, it appears I am the only one. And now, the mean bully Durer is getting ready to pick on nice sweet Portland boy Diebenkorn, master of creating art right on the abstract/representational line? Is anyone with me to bring down the overrated German Goliath? Mrs. 5000?

Ben said...

Dürer. Easily.

DrSchnell said...

Diebenkorn.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, no, I have been avoiding this vote. It's true, Chuckdaddy, Diebenkorn is awesome, and that line between abstract and representational is maybe my favoritest of frontiers. But Durer--though undeniably and maddeningly smug--is pretty damn awesome too. Even awesome in a sweeping, history-shifting sort of way. So my vote is going to him.

Michael5000 said...

A vote-by-mail for "Dürer of course."

Chuckdaddy said...

Et tu Mrs. 5000. Et tu?

Chuckdaddy said...

Et tu Mrs. 5000?

mrs.5000 said...

Chuckdaddy, I am touched that your identification with Diebenkorn is so complete that you should feel stabbed by my vote against him. Is that act of voting against an artist you love not an intrinsic part of the cruel dramatic spectacle that is the Infinite Art Tournament? You cannot chase all those brackets to a point without tragedy and loss. If you have managed to get this far without voting against a favorite artist, I'm surprised, but your time will come.

lamanyana said...

I'll join in for Diebenkorn, though it seems unlikely to change the outcome at this point.

UnwiseOwl said...

Durer, hands down.

Sorry.

Candida said...

Durer (still).

Nichim said...

I'm for Diebenkorn.

Julie said...

Diebenkorn.........just a breath of fresh air!

Michael5000 said...

Hey, check it out, I never voted in this one. I find that line between abstract and representational in the wing of a bird, and vote Dürer without hesitation.

Michael5000 said...

Dürer didn't have this one especially easy, but Diebenkorn can't stand up to him in the end. The German master takes it, 11 to 5.