Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2 TIEBREAK: David v. Hockney!

Halfway Week celebrations continue today and tomorrow as we try to untangle a snarl of ties that has had Jacques-Louis David and Francisco Goya in its grip for what seems like forever.  Will they finally play on through to the Third Round?  Will they fall to the Left Bracket?  Or will they just keeping tying with everybody, forever?  David Hockney and Ferdinand Hodler are going to give us a chance to find out!

Jacques-Louis David
1748 - 1825
  • Beat 20th century American Stuart Davis after a tough fight in Round 1.
  • Tied Honoré Daumier in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Tied again with Paul Gauguin in Round 2 Tiebreak. YOUR VOTE SURE COUNTS!
  • Tied yet again, absurdly, with Francisco Goya, in another Round 2 Tiebreak. WOW, DOES YOUR VOTE EVER COUNT!!!

David Hockney
Born 1937
British; works in United States
  • Beat Howard Hodgkin in Round 1.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Tied with Switzerland's Ferdinand Hodler in Round 2.

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.


Elizabeth said...

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Jacques-Louis David.

Nichim said...

Hockney. Tied again, so far!

Ben said...

Hockney's work is interesting, but I'm going to vote for
Jacques-Louis David.

Chuckdaddy said...

You can do it David! On to the 3rd round! You will prevail!

Morgan said...

Man, this is a tough one. The top Hockney beats all of David's, but all of David's beat any of the rest of the Hockneys.

I think I'll go for David for consistent goodness and a general feeling that he deserves to win at least one more round.

pfly said...

I've always liked Hockney without knowing who he was. But he's no David, to whom my vote goeth.

DrSchnell said...


mrs.5000 said...

Owie. I do enjoy Hockney. But I remember stopping dead in front of some lesser portrait by David that was just entrancingly good. That, and the Death of Marat, give it to David.

Michael5000 said...

David is so... Classical. Hockney is so... hit and miss. I guess I'll say Hockney.

Michael5000 said...

Here's a emailed vote for David.

Candida said...


UnwiseOwl said...

Hockney is stark and wonderful, but David, that boy can paint. David.

lamanyana said...


Michael5000 said...

As Chuckdaddy said, "You can do it David! On to the 3rd round! You will prevail!" Finally a result for the French Neoclassicist, with a decisive 9-4 total to boot. GORGEOUS NAKED BUTT!