1598 - 1680
Gian Lorenzo Bernini dominated the Roman art world of the seventeenth century, flourishing under the patronage of its cardinals and popes while also challenging contemporary artistic traditions. His sculptural and architectural projects reveal an innovative interpretation of subjects, use of forms, and combination of media. Forging a path for future artists, he played an instrumental role in establishing the dramatic and eloquent vocabulary of the Baroque style. - The Met
- Trounced German conceptual installation artist Josef Beuys in Round 1.
- Won a hard-fought match against American landscape artist Albert Bierstadt in Round 2.
- Edged by Giovanni Bellini in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
- Got by Hieronymus Bosch in Round 4.
Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)
c.1525 - 1569
Pieter Bruegel I (ca. 1525–1569), commonly known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, was the greatest member of a large and important southern Netherlandish family of artists active for four generations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A longtime resident of Antwerp, the center of publishing in the Netherlands and a vibrant commercial capital, Bruegel brought a humanizing spirit to traditional subjects and boldly created new ones. He was an astoundingly inventive painter and draftsman, and, due to the continuity of the family trade and the industry that developed in prints after his works, Bruegel's impact was widespread and long lasting.. - The Met
- Trounced his own son, Jan Bruegel the Elder, in Round 1.
- Won easily against living artist Daniel Buren in Round 2.
- Scorched respectable Victorian Ford Maddox Brown in Round 3.
- Made it past Botticelli in Round 4.