Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2 TIEBREAK: Daumier v. Gainsborough!

The Gainsborough v. Gauguin match ended in a tie, ushering in at long last a chance for Daumier and Jacques David a chance to jump back into the action.  Here's the first of the tiebreak matches. 

Honoré Daumier
1808 - 1879

Beat Dutch master Gerard David easily in Round 1.
Tied the Classical Revolutionary Jacques-Louis David in Round 2.

Thomas Gainsborough
1727 - 1788

Beat Renaissance Florentine Taddeo Gaddi in an amazing come-from-behind victory in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Tied with Paul Gauguin in a thrilling Round 2 shootout. YOUR VOTE SURE COUNTS!!!

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.


Elizabeth said...

Honoré Daumier, parce que même si ses œuvres sont moins vivants, ils sont plus plein de vie.

Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

Daumier! Emotions over portraits.

Ben said...

I don't LOVE either of these, but I slightly prefer Daumier.

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mrs.5000 said...

Tough one for me. I'm going with Gainsborough.

Michael5000 said...

Easy for me, but the same result: Gainsborough.

Michael5000 said...

However, a correspondent breaks for Daumier.

Michael5000 said...

Daumier defeats Gainsborough with a fairly robust total of 7 votes to 3. That will move him forward to meet some guy named Degas in the Third Round; Gainsborough flops over to the Left Bracket where he'll be up against the winner of Deacon/Delaunay, and a whole region of the second page of the brackets lurches back into action!

Thanks for voting!