Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Ghirlandaio v. Hausmann!


Domenico Ghirlandaio
1449 - 1494
Florentine

Tied with Lorenzo Ghiberti in his first try at Round One.




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Raoul Hausmann
1886 - 1971
Austrian; worked in Germany and France

Tied against Stanley William Hayter in Round One.




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Vote for the artist of your choice!  Votes go in the comments.  Commentary and links to additional work are welcome.  Polls open for at least one month past posting.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Ghirlandaio. Voting for 15th-century weirdness over 20th-century.

Morgan said...

Hausmann! 20th century weirdness over 15th!

Chuckdaddy said...

I'll also vote for Hausmann, but more because of a preference for Austrian weirdness over Italian weirdness.

pfly said...

Hausmann. I'm a sucker for Dada. And I've long had a thing for the first one, "The Mechanical Head (The Spirit of Our Time)". Is it about thought control? Is it about artificial intelligence, "mechanical brains"? Is it about standardized tests? Wikipedia has a quote saying it is "an aggressively Marxist reversal of Hegel".

My default view of most Dada is that it is *absurd*. My favorite kind of surd.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Although I like the first guy's painting of the little girl looking at her grandpa's nose that looks just like a pickle, I'm going to hand it to the 2nd artist because I like trippy-ass shit like that.

mrs.5000 said...

OK, I do like Hausmann's mechanical head, but I think the photomontage work is, um, a little juvenile? Oh, right, it's Dada, so it's supposed to be...I am solidly behind Ghirlandaio in this one.

Ben said...

Ghirlandaio

Christine M. said...

Hausmann

Michael5000 said...

I'm gonna go Ghirlandaio, because I like 'em both, but Ghirlandaio isn't the one with a piece mocking art critics.

lamanyana said...

Ghirlandaio

Dada is much more interesting to me in theory than practice.

Nichim said...

Ghirlandaio all the way. Amazing and my new favorite artist I never would have known about otherwise.

Candida said...

Yay! Ghirlandaio! I love the humanity of the first.

Michael5000 said...

Here's a emailed vote for Ghirlandaio.

UnwiseOwl said...

Ghirlandaio. I love me a good hair shirt painting ( I assume that's what that is?). If they were all sculptures like the head I'd have gone the other way, but

Ghirlandaio is strong and I expect him to go far.

Michael5000 said...

Ghirlandaio takes it 9-5 on his second go-around. He'll take on Kokoschka this week in Round Two.