Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Daumier v. Degas

Honoré Daumier
1808 - 1879

Beat Dutch master Gerard David easily in Round 1.
Tied the Classical Revolutionary Jacques-Louis David in Round 2.
Beat Thomas Gainsborough and his Blue Boy in Round 2 Tiebreak.

Edgar Degas
1834 - 1917

Whupped it up on sculptor Richard Deacon in Round 1.
Stomped on Eugène Delacroix 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.


Elizabeth said...


Christine M. said...

This is hard. Love Daumier's prints. Oh well. Degas.

lamanyana said...

I think I'll go with Daumier

mrs.5000 said...

Daumier's grown on me a bit, but definitely Degas.

Morgan said...


If I had to swing one way, after some deliberation, I would go Degas. Since I have to swing one way, Degas.

Ben said...

I've always been a sucker for Degas.

pfly said...

Degas. Some years back I was blown away seeing some of his pastels at the Met in NYC. It'll take a lot for me to vote for someone else.

Chuckdaddy said...


Michael5000 said...

Yeah, I think Degas gets a walk here.

Candida said...

Degas pour moi.

Nichim said...


Michael5000 said...

With a 9-2 sweep, Degas glides easily into the semi-finals. Daumier will just have to see what he can do over yonder in the Left Bracket.