Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #22/64

Faceoff #1: van der Goes v. Gorky

Hugo van der Goes
1440 - 1482

Lost to somebody named Vincent van Gogh in Round 1.


Arshile Gorky
1904 - 1948
Armenian; worked in the United States.

Lost to Natalia Gontcharova in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: van Goyen v. Gozzoli

Jan van Goyen
1598 - 1656

Lost to Francisco Goya in Round 1.


Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497

Lost to El Greco 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...

van der Goes and van Goyen

Elizabeth said...

I agree - the vans have it.

Chuckdaddy said...

Ah man, I feel like Gozzoli deserves better than going 2 and out, but I'll be voting the van ticket as well.

Morgan said...

I feel like Gorky's paintings are almost brilliant, but not quite. Instead I don't really like the paintings. So I'll vote for van der Goes on top.

On the bottom, certainly van Goyen. Wow! Although I did enjoy the first Gozzoli quite a bit.

Both of the bottom over both of the top, if I could, but I can't.

Ben said...

Put me on the vans bandwagon!

Anonymous said...

Gorky and Gozzoli

mrs.5000 said...

I'm going with van der Goes and Gozzoli. The van Goyens are lovely, but I like how I'm drawn into the narrative of Gozzoli's scenes, whereas the Dutch landscapes keep me at a distance. I agree with Morgan on Gorky--his paintings don't quite coalesce for me, either.

pfly said...

Huh, the first two, which do I dislike less? Gorky, I guess. The second two, ack, which do I like more? I like the Salome one for reasons mentioned the last time around, but I guess I like van Goyen more.

lamanyana said...

van der Goes & Gozzoli

Michael5000 said...

Votes-by-mail for van der Goes & Gozzoli!

Michael5000 said...

For me, a slam dunk for van der Goes. THOSE SHEPHERDS!!! THEY ARE SO HUMAN!

Then, van Goyen and Dutch landscapes and emotional distance! Yay! Gozzoli is important and experimenting with new ideas, but I can't stop seeing the results as stilted and stiff, although I like the surreality too.

Candida said...

van der Goes!

Candida said...

Oh, and Gozzoli. I forgot there were two pairings here.

Michael5000 said...

All right, time for some elimination! It looks like van der Goes has trounced Gorky, 10-2, and than van Goyen has edged out Gozzolli by a swing vote, 7-5. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!