Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Play-In Artist SubTournament: Phase 2, Flight 6

In Phase 2, you may cast votes for up to TWO artists.  One vote per artist per person.
Phase 2, Flight 6 will be open until April 25, 2014.

#1 Jean Baptiste Oudry
1686 - 1755

Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 9, with a voting score of 1.000.

#12 Nicholas Roerich
1874 - 1947

Finished Second in Phase 1, Flight 5, with a voting score of .769.

#13 Geertgen tot Sint Jans
1465 - 1495

Placed Second in Phase 1, Flight 3, with a voting score of .750.

#23 Andres Amador
b. 1971

Tied for Second place in Phase 1, Flight 7, with a voting score of .688.

#25 Saul Steinburg
1914 - 1999
Romanian; worked in the United States

Tied for Second Place in Phase 1, Flight 8, with a voting score of .636.

#36 Sharon Johnstone

Tied for Third in Phase 1, Flight 4, with a voting score of .467.

#38 Lois Dodd
b. 1927

Tied for Third in Phase 1, Flight 12, with a voting score of .462.

Vote for up to two artists! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. This poll will be open for approximately one and a half months past posting.


Christine M. said...

Oudry and Amador

Rebel26 said...

Oh yeah - same here, Oudry and Amador.

I don't know what it is about those still - life pictures with dead animals and flies, but I just love them. The amount of detail is amazing.

And Amador because - it's just completely off the canvas at that point. Love it!

Morgan said...

There's a reason Oudry didn't drop a single vote in phase 1. That reason, for the unaware, is "he makes really good paintings."

For the other artist, I had trouble deciding between Roerich, Sint Jans, and Steinburg. I decided on Roerich because I enjoy how alive and vibrant his paintings are and I think the slightly askew angles are quirky.

Oudry and Roerich, please!

DrSchnell said...

Roerich and Amador, though on any given day I could easily have voted for several of the others.

Elizabeth said...

This month the tournament is full of AARGH! Too many good artists, too few votes.

I must go with Oudry even without seeing the others because (a) French; (b) still life; (c) still life with really weird but compelling composition/elements. I mean, who stores their peaches next to their dead hares? Although he ALMOST got downgraded for the - is that a rhinoceros? Still. Still life.

Roerich is fun, but not compelling.

Giving lawn-sprinkler Jesus a pass.

Amador - oooh, ephemeral art! Outdoor installations! Big points there. Let's see what else is in the lineup ...

I am undecided as to whether or not I like Steinburg.

Lovely photos from Johnstone but ...

I'm going for Dodd as my second pick. I think I voted for her before. Oudry and Dodd, please.

Chuckdaddy said...

Roerich and Steinburg

pfly said...

Well, chalk another up for Oudry and Amador.

mrs.5000 said...

I like Geertgen tot Sint Jans! And Saul Steinburg!

Michael5000 said...

This is why we have a tournament. For me, Geertgen tot Sint Jans towers above this flight like a mighty colossus. His paintings are radiant and mystical. For second spot. I'll take Oudry's craftsmanship over Roerich's vision, I suppose.

One of the biggest puzzlements in the tournament so far has been the success of Amador, who to my eye is a guy with a rake, a camera, and a neat hobby. I wonder if having grown up on a beach makes me jaded to the sand as canvas, or something.

lamanyana said...

Geertgen tot Sint Jans
Andres Amador

Candida said...

Oudry and tot Sint Jans, but I do like the guy with the rake, and the gal with the houses and plants, and the radiant Russian.

Michael5000 said...

And it's Oudry easily, Amador by a nose! We'll see Amador and his rake entering the main tournament quite soon, what with his name starting with an "A"! Oudry will have to wait at least a year before he charges into the fray.

And that, amazingly, concludes the Play-In Tournament as originally conceived! This being the Infinite Art Tournament, it's not QUITE that simple, and we have some tiebreaker and other asterisks to resolve. But we've certainly gone further with this enterprise that you might have expected, back in the day, amIright?