Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Heckel v. De Heem!

Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to the fourth bracket sheet.

Erich Heckel
1883 - 1944


Jan Davidsz de Heem
1606 - c. 1683


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.


Christine M. said...


Elizabeth said...

I'm a sucker for a good still life, so I'm voting enthusiastically for de Heem. Also, have you seen this guy's work?

pfly said...


Chuckdaddy said...

I'm a little worried that I'm docking Heem some points for coming after claesz in the alphabet, but I'm casting my vote for Heckel. Although I'm not a fan of your first selection (too sloppy kiddish), I like the second and love the woodcuts of his that came up in a google search.

Morgan said...

de Heem for me!


Ben said...


mrs.5000 said...

Heckel's not bad. But de Heem--well, ain't it exquisite? And Claesz wouldn't stand a chance against him-- de Heem seems to have mastered every angle of the genre, fruit to flower and lute to lobster.

lamanyana said...


Michael5000 said...

I am in receipt of an emailed for for Mr. de Heem.

Michael5000 said...

As for me, well hell. Like Chuckdaddy, I feel like "yeah, we've seen this already with Claesz." And Heckel does seem to have his own thing going on.

Also, I'm afraid I might be unduly influenced the other way by Mrs.5000. I ABSTAIN ON THIS ONE!!!

Candida said...

de Heem.

Michael5000 said...

Since Hausmann and Hayter locked in a tie, we go looking to the next First Round match to find somebody for Childe Hassam to take on in the Second Round. We won't find them here, though, because Heckel and de Heem are ALSO locked in a tie, this one 5-5. Off the the waiting cell for them as well!

Voting is closed in this match.