Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #28/64



Faceoff #1: Beccafumi v. Johns

Domenico Beccafumi
c.1486 - 1551
Italian

Tied with André Beauneveu in his initial Round 1 outing, in January 2012.
Lost to Adolphe Bouguereau in his second try at Round 1, in February 2014.



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Jasper Johns
b. 1930
American

Stunned by underdog Gwen John in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Jones v. Judd

Allen Jones
b. 1937
British

Lost his Round 1 match to Jacob Jordaens in the late voting.



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Donald Judd
1928 - 1994
American

Kicked around by Frida Kahlo 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.

16 comments:

Christine M. said...

Johns and Judd

Elizabeth said...

Beccafumi. And Judd, but mostly because I *really* don't like that table.

Morgan said...

Johns, Judd.

DrSchnell said...

Johns, and I abstain from the second one 'cuz I don't like either of them -- Creepy table vs. Ikea furniture workshop outtakes.

Elizabeth said...

p.s. Website synchronicity!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/07/1312193/-What-is-American-culture

mrs.5000 said...

Certainly Beccafumi's tempestuous annunciation over Johns' garish sudoku! Judd's coolly machined modernism over Jones's tawdry farmed-out provocatism!

Ben said...

Beccafumi and Jones.

pfly said...

I have a thing for Jasper Johns for some reason I can't even remember. And Judd, well there was/is one of those stacks of shelf-like things in the Albright-Knox. Also, I'm going to call everything "tawdry farmed-out provocatism" for the rest of the day.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Give me Domenico in the first one.

And I'll take naked coffee table lady in the second contest. In a landslide.

Chuckdaddy said...

Johns Jones

Rebel said...

Jasper Johns!

Of the other two - a slight preference for Judd.

Michael5000 said...

I'll vote the Rebel ticket:

Jasper Johns!

Of the other two - a slight preference for Judd.

Michael5000 said...

Here's a emailed vote for Johns and Jones.

lamanyana said...

Beccafumi & Judd

Michael5000 said...

Time's up for the first pair -- Johns survives into Round 2, beating Beccafumi 8 votes to 5.

The bottom pair is still theoretically open, if you're just arriving late to the show!

Michael5000 said...

Too slow! Now the bottom match is closed too, with Judd over Jones with a vote tally of 8 to 4.