The first landscape painter in the modern sense and the leading figure of the Danube School, Altdorfer introduced landscape as a theme of its own in art. Unlike most of his German contemporaries, he painted few portraits, preferring to focus on the virgin forest or to use it as a setting for both secular and religious subjects. With their gestures, facial expressions, and color distorted for dramatic and emotional ends, his figures complemented his landscapes, themselves alive with an unusual sense of character. - The Getty
- Defeated Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema by a single vote in Round 1.
- Crushed American minimalist sculpter Carl Andre in Round 2.
- Spent a year and a half subduing Switzerland's Jacques-Laurent Agasse in Round 3.
- Edged Fra Angelico by a two-vote swing in Round 4. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
On the stage of art history, when the spotlight shines on Futurism, Giacomo Balla is always left rather in the shadows. ....[But] Balla was instinctively a modernist and a futurist long before actually signing a pile of manifestos. He was an artist animated by an omnivorous curiosity that led him to take an interest in science and technology, photography, cinema and anything else that was invented. More than anyone else, it was Balla who was the visual drafter of the principles of the movement, the alchemist who transformed them into images of such explosive iconic power. - Italica
- Defeated Hans Baldung in Round 1.
- Edged by Balthus in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
- Got by John James Audubon in Round 3.
- Beat Basquiat quite soundly in Round 4.