Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Léger v. Leighton!

Fernand Léger
1881 - 1955
French



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Frederic Leighton
1830 - 1896
British



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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm liking Léger this afternoon.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'm not crazy about either of these. I'm sure they're both good, but I just don't have strong feelings in either direction. As to not mess up the vote with my lack of knowledge, I'm calling this one a draw for my vote.

pfly said...

Léger

Morgan said...

Léger!

Chuckdaddy said...

Leger is a little too lode runner for me. I'll go leighton.

Ben said...

I like them both, but I'm going to vote for Leighton.

mrs.5000 said...

Ha. You kind of want to invite them to the same dinner party, no? Leger for me.

Michael5000 said...

I'm going to say Leighton, but it might be my allegiance to the Maryhill Museum talking there.

Candida said...

Leighton brings some serious intensity with that orange, and I like the implicit contrast between the repose and the brilliant color, but I may love the flow of the lines in the first painting and the juxtaposition of hard horizontals and verticals and deep contrast between the navy and the white with the soft textures. Leighton beats Leger handily for me.

lamanyana said...

Leighton I think - but this was a hard one for me to decide.

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote arrives for Legar.

Michael5000 said...

After ten months with no first-round ties, we've got two of them back-to-back! That shakes up the brackets a bit, and sends Legar and Leighton back to the green room. Legar will get another try at Round One in spring, against Lawrence. Leighton will be waiting in the wings for somebody from the next tie down the road.