Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 1: Cartier-Bresson v. Bonington!

It's time again for an artist emerging from the brutal jungle of the Play-In Tournament to join the big show, going head to head with an artist from one of the early First Round Ties.  Friends of the Tournament, please welcome to today's First Round Match: Henri Cartier Bresson and Richard Parkes Bonington!


Henri Cartier-Bresson
1908 - 2004
French

Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 11 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .909.
Finished First in Phase 2, Flight 3 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .600.






Richard Parkes Bonington
1802 - 1828
English, worked in France

Tied with Pierre Bonnard in his initial Round 1 outing, in March 2012.







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.

15 comments:

Christine M. said...

Cartier-Bresson

Morgan said...

Bonington!

lamanyana said...

Cartier-Bresson

Kenneth Noisewater said...

First guy, but I think I just like photography better. I am the worst critic ever. And I never see any other dumb asses like me in the comments.

But seriously, good photography is cool because they catch an exact moment in time, and I like to think about what the story is behind that person and that day they were photographed and what they are doing now.

pfly said...

Henri Cartier-Bresson, and not just for these three photos. Googling turns up scads of interesting photos.

Ben said...

Cartier-Bresson

Chuckdaddy said...

I really like Bonington. But I really really like Cartier-Bresson.

DrSchnell said...

Bonington, though both are great.

mrs.5000 said...

Bonington's nice, but Cartier-Bresson's pretty damn amazing, which trumps nice.

Michael5000 said...

The first guy for me, and I resent the implication that I am any less of a dumbass than Dr. Kenneth Noisewater.

Elizabeth said...

Henri, mon ami! Though I do like Bonington lots, so bisous to him as well.

Candida said...

Cartier-Bresson

Nichim said...

Cartier-Bresson for amazing composition

Michael5000 said...

via the US Postal Service, there's a vote for Bonington!

Michael5000 said...

Cartier-Bresson keeps the momentum going into the regular Tournament, taking his first head-to-head contest 10-4.