Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Gaddi v. Géricault!



Taddeo Gaddi
c.1300 - 1366
Florentine

Lost to Thomas Gainsborough in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Bested hard-to-pronounce sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska in First Round Elimination.






Théodore Géricault
1791 - 1824
French

Routed Mark Gertler in Round 1.
Lost to Artemisia Gentileschi 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, but likely much longer.

17 comments:

Chuckdaddy said...

Wow- a tough call... I love Gaddi's style, but Gericault does a great job with motion and some of his portraits are amazing. And that raft of the Medusa... I'll go Gericault.

DrSchnell said...

Gericault

Ben said...

Gaddi!

Morgan said...

Gaddi!

layersuponlayersuponlayers said...

Gericault

Christine M. said...

Gaddi

Kenneth Noisewater said...

That first guy did a pretty good job for painting back when they had no sense of depth perception, but I really like the second guy because he painted ugly people making pained faces. That's more my thing. And I especially like the guy trying to put his sword in his horse's butthole.

Elizabeth said...

Géricault for me.

lamanyana said...

Gaddi

pfly said...

Oh my. Well I like Gaddi and can only imagine how much more awesome his paintings would be if time hadn't taken a toll on them. Still, I'm going with Géricault, but not without a few second thoughts.

mrs.5000 said...

I like Gaddi!

Nichim said...

Gaddi

Michael5000 said...

I think I'm gonna go Gaddi

Michael5000 said...

And here is an emailed vote for Géricault.

Candida said...

Gaddi

Alison said...

Gericault

Michael5000 said...

It's a tie, beloved Readers!! It's a tie!! This will indeed throw a wrench in the works. That's always fun. Thanks for your perfectly counterpoised vote!!