Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Bellows v. Brown!

George Bellows is back in action for a sixth match, taking on Ford Madox Brown for a shot at the semifinals.  Brown's most recent match was a loss to Pieter Bruegel -- no shame in that -- while Bellows got here by virtue of knocking out François Boucher (2-2; 18-30)Bellows and Brown haven't faced any of the same competition in previous matches, so there's nothing to be done but let the match begin and see how the voting goes!

George Bellows
1882 - 1925

Ford Madox Brown
1821 - 1893
  • Defeated Marcel Broodthaers in a Round 1 contest that went down to the last vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Defeated Agnolo Bronzino in a Round 2 contest that also went down to the last vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Crushed by Pieter Bruegel in Round 3.


Vote for the artist of your choice in the comments, or any other way that works for you. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.


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Ben said...

It's not often that you see a sheep with a tail. This is tough, but I'm going with Brown.

Chuckdaddy said...

Wow. A guy I've voted for every time versus a guy who I've always voted against. I'm starting to feel like I should watch my strong opinions a bit, since a year later I sometimes flip. But I think I can say with conviction that I'm a much bigger fan of Bellows than the weirdly glowing people of Foxy Brown.

Alison said...


Elizabeth said...

Brown knocks out the competition.

mrs.5000 said...

Bellows! I shout.

Michael5000 said...

A vote sent through the mails says "Brown -- I might have voted for Bellows if you hadn't shown so many prizefights. He painted some great winter landscapes of the NYC area."

margaret said...

Shoot, am I too late?! One more for Bellows.

Michael5000 said...

I like Brown, but I think a fair fight goes to Bellows.

Candida said...

Brown, partly because of the subject matter. I'd rather see Eakins's boxers than Bellows's, and as for the crowd shots, they lack the specificity that makes me love the Dutch crowds.
I mean, I really like Brown on his ownm, but I just don't get the attraction of Bellows.

UnwiseOwl said...

These guys are both amazing. But I'm giving it to Bellows on points.