Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament Round 1: Benton v. Cozens!

Thomas Hart Benton
1889 - 1975
American

Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 10, with a voting score of .818.
Tied for Second in Phase 2, Flight 2, with a voting score of .364.
Survived the Phase 2 Tiebreaker.






John Robert Cozens
1752 - 1797
English

Tied with Tony Cragg in his initial Round 1 outing, in September 2012.






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.

14 comments:

Morgan said...

I like Benton, but will vote Cozens.

Elizabeth said...

I like Cozens, but will vote Benton.

Chuckdaddy said...

I dislike Benton and like Cozens. I think I'll go with Cozens.

Christine M. said...

Benton

DrSchnell said...

Benton

Ben said...

Benton.

lamanyana said...

Benton

mrs.5000 said...

Benton doesn't always strike exactly the right note for me--he leans toward the cartoony--but when you realize how much he pulls off in any single painting, he's quite amazing. He trounces Cozens' very nice, but monotonous, scenes.

Michael5000 said...

Benton, baby! America's quirky heartland impressionist for the win.

pfly said...

Gotta bet on Benton.

Michael5000 said...

Here's an emailed vote for Benton.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Cozens. I dislike Benton as well.

Candida said...

Benton may be growing on me....

Michael5000 said...

After a tough start, Benton pours on the votes and ends up on top of Cozens, ten votes to three. He'll meet Richard Long in Round Two next week!