Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Fragonard v. Friedrich

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806
French

Beat American Sam Francis without too much trouble in Round 1.
Won a close one against Helen Frankenthaler in Round 2.








Caspar David Friedrich
1774 - 1840
German

Wrecked Dame Elisabeth Frink's hopes in Round 1.
Unstrung Naum Gabo in Round 2.







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. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

18 comments:

Christine M. said...

Fragonard

Chuckdaddy said...

Not even close. Friedrich.

lamanyana said...

Friedrich

Morgan said...

Most definitely Friedrich!

Ben said...

For me, it's close. But I'm going to go with Friedrich.

mrs.5000 said...

Friedrich!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I voted for the first guy once before when he competed here, and I'll vote for him AGAIN. "Guy Looking Up the Lady's Dress on the Swing" still works for me.

pfly said...

Friedrich!

DrSchnell said...

Friedrich once again!

PB said...

Friedrich - love the fractal look of the trees in the last piece.

Chuckdaddy said...

I actually like the idea of a mashup of these 2 guys. A froofy girl swinging... over a glacier with a smashed ship! Now that would be rocotastic.

Anonymous said...

I took a whole semester on artists from Fragonard's era and hated it. I just think Friedrich's pictures are beautiful.

sue

Elizabeth said...

Friedrich this time.

Michael5000 said...

Here's a vote-by-mail for Friedrich.

Michael5000 said...

And, yeah, Friedrich for me too.

Nichim said...

Friedrich 100%

Candida said...

Fragonard.

Michael5000 said...

Nichim overstated the case a little by saying "Friedrich 100%," but she was in the ballpark. Friedrich took 14 votes to Fragonard's 2, so it was actually Friedrich 87.5%. Close enough!