Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: J. David v. Gentileschi!


Jacques-Louis David
1748 - 1825
French







Artemisia Gentileschi
1593 - 1652
Italian
Slew Gentile da Fabriano in his tent in Round 1.
Dispatched Théodore Géricault in Round 2.





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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:

Christine M. said...

Gentileschi

lamanyana said...

David this time around.

Morgan said...

Man, this was close. J. David.

Ben said...

Gentileschi

Chuckdaddy said...

Tough- Gentileschi

Elizabeth said...

David.

mrs.5000 said...

Artemisia Gentileschi! Because she knows how to go for the jugular. I've always liked The Death of Marat, but set against Judith Slaying Holofernes it looks like artfully composed tepid bathwater.

layersuponlayersuponlayers said...

Gentileschi

pfly said...

Oh noes, I am not sure. I've also long liked The Death of Marat, but mrs.5000 put it well re: Gentileschi going for the jugular. Hmm. Also, is that Salome with the sword? I love a good Salome (but wonder why she has the sword). And hey, Artemisia was a woman painter? In the Baroque? How cool is that? Gives extra meaning to her Judith Slaying Hologermes, no? ...and hey (as I read more), the lute playing one is a self-portrait. Awesome. Oh, and that isn't Salome—it's Judith, apparently after beheading Hologermes.

Well, I'm convinced. Artemisia!

Nichim said...

Gentileschi for the most realistic depiction of a child yet. Although David did a great job with the feet of his reclining dude, too.

Michael5000 said...

I'll go for Artemisia Gentileschi.

Michael5000 said...

And here is an emailed vote, also for Gentileschi.

Candida said...

Gentileschi!

Michael5000 said...

And Gentileschi takes it easily, stacking up 10 votes against David's 3. Gentileschi proceeds to the Fourth Round in an orderly fashion, and David's odd careen through the brackets now swoops him over to the Left Brackets.