Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Hopper v. Houdon!

Edward Hopper
1882 - 1967
American



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Jean-Antoine Houdon
1741-1828
French



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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:

Elizabeth said...

Houdon. I didn't find the two representative works particularly impressive but am glad I did a search because then I found these:

http://www.lib-art.com/imgpainting/1/1/3611-voltaire-jean-antoine-houdon.jpg

http://www.memo.fr/Media/Houdon.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Robert_Fulton_por_HOUDON,_Jean-Antoine_1803.jpg

Christine M. said...

Hopper. The colors on those pix aren't accurate, though.

Chuckdaddy said...

I love the stories Hopper's pictures tell. And I think your pictures are just fine. Oh, wait a second. You don't have Hopper's Nighthawks? What's with this algorithm?

Michael5000 said...

C.M.: Well, they never are, of course. A bit of fussing leads me to conclude that I don't have an easy means of improvement that won't mess up the resolution. If you can find better color-balanced images, I'll use 'em.

pfly said...

Hopper.

Morgan said...

Hopper!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Hopper is great. The original voyeur.

lamanyana said...

Edward Hopper

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, Hopper, definitely.

Michael5000 said...

Oh, Hopper.

Michael5000 said...

Vote-by-mail for Hopper!

Michael5000 said...

You know what? I'm going to flip back my vote! Not all the way to Houdin, but to an official abstaining. Those are some pretty nifty busts.

Candida said...

Houdon, not that it's going to save him.

Michael5000 said...

Hopper crushes despite my defection, losing the first and last vote but taking in everything in between. He'll march on to Round Two next week.

Thanks for voting!