Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR: Giotto v. van Gogh!


With the first weekend of an even-numbered month comes a Fourth Round match.  This time around it's the legendary Florentine master of fresco against the legendary nineteenth century Dutch eccentric!  And as always, we ask the subtly profound question: which one do ya like better?



Giotto
1267 - 1337
Florentine
  • Defeated Giulio Romano in Round 1.
  • Snuck by Giorgione in Round 2 by a two-vote spread. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Zipped easily past Alberto Giacometti in Round 3.







Vincent van Gogh
1853 - 1890
Dutch; worked in France
  • Beat up on Hugo van der Goes in Round 1.
  • Got past Natalia Gontcharova in Round 2.
  • Gave El Greco a real drubbing 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. Fourth-round matches are open for at least three months after posting.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Van Gogh. I love the way he uses blue.

Christine M. said...

van Gogh

Morgan said...

I like van Gogh better!

Chuckdaddy said...

The second Giotto reminds me of that common scene in a movie when a couple in love starts kissing in a crowd, oblivious to everything going on around them. And then I did some research and found out it was Jesus and Judas. Probably not what Giotto was going for...

Anyway, Van Gogh

pfly said...

Yea, van Gogh.

Ben said...

Van Gogh.

DrSchnell said...

Van Gogh

lamanyana said...

Maybe I'm just feeling contrary, but I'll give my vote to Giotto.

Tim Treadwell Arts said...

Van Gogh Go Go

mrs.5000 said...

I'm not sure how I would be voting if the Arena Chapel had been open the day I wandered around Padua with a friend twenty-odd years ago. But it was closed, and I'm voting Van Gogh.

mrs.5000 said...

Hey, didn't I vote yesterday? I went with van Gogh, but got all sentimental about Giotto's Arena Chapel being closed the day I wandered around Padua with my friend Peter. Damn! I'm doing it again.

Michael5000 said...

Vote by mail: "Van Gogh -- hard choice."

Michael5000 said...

My vote: "Van Gogh -- easy choice."

Candida said...

van Gogh -- medium hard choice

Julie said...

Van Gogh....not even close.

Michael5000 said...

As Julie says, it's Van Gogh -- not even close. The flying Dutchman gathers 13 votes against Giotto's 1, and makes it look easy moving into the fifth round. Giotto stays alive on the left hand side.