Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Hunt v. Ingres!

Readers and voters: Today we begin our journey into the artists whose first name begins with "I".



William Holman Hunt
1827 - 1910
British



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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
1790 - 1867
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.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Happy musicians again, yay! Especially when combined with cute sheep, though admittedly not in the same painting. My vote goes to Hunt and his lascivious pianist.

Morgan said...

Hunt by a landslide for me.

Michael5000 said...

It's been a long, long time since I've said this, but we've got a vote from the FB syndication: Ingres.

Christine M. said...

Ingres

lamanyana said...

Hunt

Chuckdaddy said...

I was slightly leaning Ingres and then after some google image searching, I'm majorly Ingres. Outside of the first Hunt, not a fan.

pfly said...

Hunt seems fun, but Ingres seems better. And better is better than fun!

Chance said...

Hunting Ogres?

I'm in

Ingres that is

Ben said...

I'll vote for the more vivid colors of Hunt.

Michael5000 said...

Hunt is a bit obvious, and I feel like I should dislike him, but I do kind of enjoy the in-my-face color. I don't know much about Ingres, so I poked around and tried to find something to get excited about, but outside of the folds of the dress in image #2, no luck.

I'm goin' with Hunt.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, Hunt is just too...Well, anyway, Ingres for me.

Michael5000 said...

..and a vote-by-mail for Ingres!

Candida said...

Hmm. Hunt!

Nichim said...

So different! There's something so weird about the way the people are balancing on each other in those Hunt paintings. I wonder if they're all like that. It makes them that much more surreal. But still: Ingres for me.

Michael5000 said...

Such exciting battling back-and-forth, but in the end Ingres pulls away just enough to take it on a two-vote swing, 8-6.

Thanks for the votes!