Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #25/64

Faceoff #1: Hilliard v. Hobbema

Nicholas Hilliard
c. 1547 - 1619

Lost to American Edward Hicks in Round 1.


Meindert Hobbema
1638 - 1706

Lost to Andō Hiroshige in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Hodgkin v. Hofmann

Howard Hodgkin
Born 1932

Lost to David Hockney in Round 1.


Hans Hofmann
1880 - 1966
German; worked internationally

Beaten by Ferdinand Hodler in Round 1.

Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


Christine M. said...

Hillard and Hoffman

DrSchnell said...

Hobbema and Hodgkin

Morgan said...

Hobbema and Hodgkin!

Elizabeth said...

Hobbema and Hodgkin

Chuckdaddy said...

Hilliard and then... I don't see either of these 2 being long for this tournament. I guess I'll go Hofman. Oh, and I believe Hodgkin a is Brit.

lamanyana said...

Hobbema - Nice Trees
Hofmann - Squares!

mrs.5000 said...

Hilliard gets a point for working in miniatures, but then I'm forced to conclude that painting wasn't the strong suit of Elizabethan England. Hobbema runs away with the top round, down an allee of curiously spindly trees. In the next frame, cheerfully painted red, Hofmann easily bests Hodgkin in the Duel of the Bright Slatherers.

pfly said...

Hobbema and Hofmann. I mentioned before my parents have had a Hofmann print since I was a little kid, so I'm completely biased.

Michael5000 said...

Hobbema by a tree-lined mile, and Hofmann based partially on pfly's parents' print, partially because I like that first one, and partially because I checked Mrs' response to make sure I wasn't spitting into the wind.

Candida said...

Hilliard and Hobbema, surprise surprise.

Michael5000 said...

Here's an email vote -- two email votes, really -- for Hobbema & Hofmann.

Michael5000 said...

I contacted Candida regarding her voting faux pas -- she is going with Hilliard and Hofmann, really.

Michael5000 said...

So that gives Hofmann a win with 8-3, and sends Hodgkin packing, alas.

Voting is still open in the Hilliard/Hobbema match!

Michael5000 said...

And it's a second 8-3 match landing on the side of Hobbema. He'll have a tough match against Big Name Goya in the next round... but at least he'll have a next round, right?