Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #27/64

Faceoff #1: Ghiberti v. Houdon

Lorenzo Ghiberti
1378 - 1455

Tied with Domenico Ghirlandaio in a June 2013 First-Round match.
Lost to the colorful Raoul Dufy in his second Round 1 match.


Jean-Antoine Houdon

Lost to American Edward Hopper in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Hunt v. Jawlensky

William Holman Hunt
1827 - 1910

Lost to Ingres in Round 1.


Alexei von Jawlensky
1864 - 1941
Russian; worked in Germany

Beaten by Alexander Ivanov 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.


Chuckdaddy said...

Ghiberti and Jawlensky

Ben said...

Houdon and Hunt

Morgan said...

Ghiberti! Hunt!

Elizabeth said...

Houdon and Hunt for me.

Christine M. said...

Houdon and Jawlensky

mrs.5000 said...

Ghiberti and Jawlensky!

pfly said...

Ghiberti and, well, Hunt is sweet, but Jawlensky is a wild beast, so, Jawlensky.

Michael5000 said...

Here's some emailed votes for Ghiberti & Hunt.

lamanyana said...

Ghiberti and Jawlensky

Michael5000 said...

I'm going to go Houdoun, for realpeopleness, and somewhat philistinishly for Hunt, for pretty colors and funny stories.

Candida said...

Ghiberti and Hunt.

Michael5000 said...

The top contest ends with Ghiberti on top, 7-4. On to the Second Round with him!

The bottom contest remains briefly open for anybody coming along late.

Michael5000 said...

Nobody having come along late, the bottom contest ends with Hunt nipping Jawlensky, 6 votes to 5. And this one is in the record books!