Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Hodler v. Hofmann!

Ferdinand Hodler
1853 - 1918
Swiss



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Hans Hofmann
1880 - 1966
German; worked internationally



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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.

14 comments:

Morgan said...

Hodler!

Christine M. said...

Hodler

Elizabeth said...

Hodler. Those paintings have hidden messages.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I vote neither on this one. Not digging either guy. When is "Dogs Playing Poker" going to be on here?

Chuckdaddy said...

Loving Hodler. The only factor that made it remotely close was thinking for a second that Hofmann was really ahead of his times (he actually lived from 1880-1966).

Anonymous said...

Hofmann!
Apo

pfly said...

My parents had a Hofmann print when I was growing up. I didn't know until now it was Hofmann, but it is ridiculously familiar to me, so I must vote for him.

This one, http://www.hanshofmann.org/lib/img/gallery/p646.jpg

Michael5000 said...

Well spotted, Chuckdaddy. That looks like a good print to grow up with, pfly. Welcome to the show, Apo.

lamanyana said...

Hodler

mrs.5000 said...

I vote for Hofmann and his crazy bold colors.

Michael5000 said...

The first Hodler bugs me because my brain tries to resolve the clouds into letters, perhaps spelling out the name of a product being advertised. A brand of chocolate, perhaps.

My vote is going to go to Hofmann, his crazy bold colors, and the print the pfly grew up with.

Michael5000 said...

Through the mails, however, comes a vote for Hodler.

Candida said...

Hodler.

Michael5000 said...

And late-voting Candida clinches the win for Hodler, who takes the first round 7 to 4. He'll move on to test his mettle against David Hockney in Round 2.