Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #29/64

Faceoff #1: Bonington v. Kalf

Richard Parkes Bonington
1802 - 1828
English, worked in France

Tied with Pierre Bonnard in his initial Round 1 outing, in March 2012.
Lost to Henri Cartier-Bresson in his second Round 1 go-around.


Willem Kalf
1622 - 1693

Lost to Wassily Kandinsky in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Kelly v. Kauffmann

Ellsworth Kelly
Born 1923

Lost to Anselm Kiefer in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!


Angelica Kauffmann
1741 - 1807
Austrian; worked internationally

Pounded by Anish Kapoor 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.


Christine M. said...

Kalf and Kaufmann

Morgan said...

I like all four, which is probably a first for these left bracket first-round matchups. I'll go with Bonington and Kelly.

Chuckdaddy said...

Bonington and Kauffman

Rebel said...

Kalf - I fuckin' love Dutch still life!

And Kelly because his paintings would translate well into quilts.

Ben said...

I agree with Christine.

Michael5000 said...

Reb: Nice self-referential use of vocabulary with Dutch roots.

pfly said...

Bonington and Kauffmann.

Michael5000 said...

Huh, I'm going to vote a little strangely here... Bonington, probably because I saw some live a few weeks ago and thought it was yum, though no doubt I would have fuckin' loved a Dutch still life too; and, Kelly, even though I haven't really been wowed when I saw 'em in person.

Candida said...

Bonington and Kelly.

lamanyana said...

Bonington & Kelly

Michael5000 said...

Email votes for Bonington and Kaufmann!

mrs.5000 said...

Kalf and Kelly.

Nichim said...

Bonington and Kelly

Michael5000 said...

Time's up! Surviving the First Round are Bonington, who beat Kalf 8 votes to 4 in a tough bracket, and Kelly, who takes out Kauffmann 7 votes to 5.