Thursday, May 29, 2014

IAT "Fight for Their Right": Wright, Jansen, Geerten tot St. Jans!



The "Fight for Their Right" contests will be open only until Friday, June 26.



#1 Joseph Wright (aka Wright of Derby)
1734 - 1797
English

Tied for First in Phase 1, Flight 5, with a voting score of .385.








#2 Theo Jansen
born 1948
Dutch

Finished Second in Phase 1, Flight 5, with a voting score of .692.
Tied for Second in Phase 2, Flight 1, with a voting score of .417.
Finished last in the Phase 2 Tiebreaker, with a voting score of .291.







#3 Geertgen tot Sint Jans
1465 - 1495
Dutch

Placed Second in Phase 1, Flight 3, with a voting score of .750.
Placed Third in Phase 2, Flight 6, with a voting score of .364.







Vote for one artist only in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. 

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Damn, in any other contest I would have voted for Joseph Wright and SCIENCE!!! (and volcanoes) but I really, really like Theo Jansen's ambulating shell-creatures and seahorse-vaned millipedes. I suppose this is still a vote for SCIENCE!!! after all, come to think of it.

Morgan said...

In my opinion, Wright earns his right! I'll vote for Mr. of Derby.

DrSchnell said...

Wright, though a tough call!

Ben said...

The right choice is Wright.

Nichim said...

Jansen's sculptures are freaking amazing. They GO, you know! But you know what? I'm casting my vote for Geertgen tot Sint Jans, whose images are super tugging at my heartstrings.

Chuckdaddy said...

I'll go for the odd oblongly-shaped people of Sint Jans.

pfly said...

I'll go with this Wright guy, although I like them all.

Candida said...

I'm surprising myself here by voting for Wright, but another day, it'd be Jansen.

mrs.5000 said...

I like all these artists, too! But I'll give my nod to Joseph Wright.

lamanyana said...

Sint Jans

Michael5000 said...

I really like Wright of Derby, but everybody knows that I'm a Gertgen tot Sint Jans man through and through, and there's no use hiding it.

Michael5000 said...

via the US Postal Service, there's a vote for Geertgen tot Sint Jans!

Michael5000 said...

This one came down to a single vote, with Wright of Derby defending his right from Gertgen Tot Sint Jans 6 votes to 5. One vote went to the universally praised wind-robots of Jansen. Wright therefore dusts himself off after his Play-In flop, and readies himself to jump back into the fray in three or four years.