Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Corot v. Dali!

Today's match is a little out of sequence; thanks to ChuckDaddy for alerting me that I needed to get it up and running.  If you don't think you'd have noticed that it was out of sequence -- and indeed, if you've never suspected that there was any intentional pattern to the order of the matches in the first place -- then that's perfectly normal.  ChuckDaddy is a bit of a go-getter when it comes to bracket theory.

By the way, don't procrastinate in casting your vote with this one!  It can only be up for three or four weeks!

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796 - 1875

Beat 16th Century Italian Correggio in Round 1.
Surprised Gustave Courbet in Round 2.

Salvador Dali
1904 - 1989

Savaged somebody named Charles-François Daubigny in Round 1.
Got away from Lucas Cranach the Elder 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.


Christine M. said...


lamanyana said...


Morgan said...

Hey, I told you as well! Forget the contributions of the Dork Emeritus? I see how things work around here.

Anyway, Dali, but barely. Both are pretty good.

Ben said...

Corot is nice, but I have to go with Dali on this one.

DrSchnell said...

Dali, though I like both.

pfly said...

Dilly Dali

Michael5000 said...

Full Disclosure: Morgan mentioned the sequencing problem too, but a little too early, and then I forgot. You see how things work around here.

Michiel Matthijssen said...

Corot: Tranquil
Dalí: Vibrant

Close call, but I lean towards Dalí
Böcklin: Excellent composition
BruegHel: Too much

I prefer Böcklin
Judd: Boring
Kahlo: Interesting

Delaunay: The early work is more interesting than the later
Gainsborough: Mediocre

David (I wonder if you can call him Dutch, considering he moved at age 24 from Holland to Flandres and stayed there his whole profesional life; his style is Flemish Primitive; that city in the painting is Bruges; both Holland and Flandres at that time was part of Habsburg Netherlands): Beautiful, tranquil
Delacroix: Expressive

I lean towards David
Jordaens over Jones
Hodler over Hockney
Hiroshige definitely! over Hicks
John over Johns

Elizabeth said...

I like Dali, but I love those paintings by Corot.

Corot. It's a French thing.

Chuckdaddy said...


mrs.5000 said...

Dali gets old, though I like the one with the roof hovering over the shoulder blades. Corot for me!

Michael5000 said...

Hi, Michiel Matthijssen -- Welcome to the voting. I'll try to make sure to get these all counted (it's a bit tricky when a vote isn't in a the comment thread of the pairing it's attached to).

MEANWHILE, I like the way Dali talked Corot's sitter into turning around and showing a little bit of shoulder.

I feel boring for choosing Corot over Dali. But here I am doing it just the same.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Wow! Dali went up on Corot 6-1, but then Corot claimed five straight votes to lock it all up in a tie!

Thanks for your controversial vote! The controversy will not go away, as this sets up two very hard-hitting matches, Caillebotte/Corot and Caravaggio/Dali. This tournament is just going to keep getting more painful, my friends.