Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #26/64

Faceoff #1: Beauneveu v. Hogarth

André Beauneveu
active 1361, died c.1402

Tied with Domenico Beccafumi in his initial Round 1 outing, in January 2012.
Lost to Remedios Varo in a second shot at Round 1.


William Hogarth
1697 - 1764

Lost to Katsushika Hokusai in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Faceoff #2: Holbein v. van Honthorst

Hans Holbein
1497ish - 1543
German; worked in Britain

Lost to Homer in Round 1.


Gerrit van Honthorst
1590 - 1656

Beaten by Pieter De Hooch 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...

Hogarth and Holbein

Morgan said...

Beauneveu, with hopes that he makes it far in the left bracket! Honthorst gets my vote too!

Ben said...

I like the illuminated texts of Beauneveu and the "Heh-heh... Butt..." of van Honthorst.

Elizabeth said...

I agree with Ben and Morgan.

Chuckdaddy said...

A strong vote for the glowering Holbein portraits over the excessively chipper van Honthorst's. The other matchup is a trickier one for me, and I'll come slightly down on the side of the raucous social commentary of Hogarth.

But wait a second. What's going on in that snow globe?

mrs.5000 said...

You know, there is oodles to admire in Hogarth. I find I just don't LIKE him very much. Too much the didactic illustrator, I think. Whereas Beauneveu--OK, I just really love that period, and the integration of art into books and buildings and whatnot. And, though I voted for Remedios Varo against him in the last round, now I am struck by the idea that his little saintly vignettes seem ready to float off into a Remedios Varo painting. Or something.

The second contest is much easier. I really, really like Holbein. Van Honthorst--worthy I'm sure, but at the more irritatingly cartoonish end of the Dutch spectrum.

pfly said...

Hogarth and Honthorst.

lamanyana said...

Beauneveu & Holbein

Michael5000 said...

Beauneveu for sure. And damned if I'm not van... hmmm... OK, I'm not sure about the second one.

Michael5000 said...

Vote-by-email for Hogarth & van Honthorst.

Candida said...

Ooh, toughies! Holgarth and...
No, van Honthorst.
No, Holbein.
No, van Honthorst.
Yeah, van Honthorst.

Michael5000 said...

And these Elimination contests wind up with twin 6-5 decisions. Beauneveu beats Hogath, and van Honthorst stuns Hans Holbein, who becomes one of the best known artists to have gone two-and-out.

Michael5000 said...

Oh, the fifth vote for Holbein was me, when I made up my mind.