Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Francis v. Gabo!

After the Second Round Gainsborough/Gauguin tie, my attempt to push things along to have a Fourth Round match ready for February has resulted in... a Second Round Goya/El Greco tie!  NEVER A DULL MOMENT!  So, we'll chip away at the left bracket for a few weeks.



Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
American

Lost quite substantially to Jean-Honoré Fragonard in Round 1.
Scored an upset against Lucian Freud in First Round Elimination.






Naum Gabo
1890 - 1977
American

Thumped on 15th century French guy Nicolas Froment in Round 1.
Took a drubbing from Caspar David Friedrich 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, but likely much longer.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Is this the first strictly USA matchup? Though I suppose as a midlife emigre Gabo could still be counted as a European artist. On the other hand, aren't most USA-ians immigrants by heritage? I'm voting for Gabo.

lamanyana said...

Gabo!

Chuckdaddy said...

Gabo gabo

Morgan said...

Gabo!

pfly said...

Gotta go with Gabo.

Christine M. said...

Gabo Gabo Hey!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Give me Naum. If the other guy wins, I will be pissed. Those are cool sculptures. Looks like future robot impressionism.

mrs.5000 said...

Gabo, definitely.

Michael5000 said...

On the strength of that first blast of color, I'll join the Sam Francis faction!

Umm....

I mean, I'll start the Sam Francis faction!

Candida said...

Gabo.

Michael5000 said...

And Gabo takes it with a vote count of nine to me! He'll be moving on to Second Round Elimination this week.