Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Canova v. Carpaccio!

It has been more than a year since we've seen either of these Italian fellows, but they've been cleared back into action by the resolution of a tie they weren't directly involved in.  Canova is one of the few artists who have lost their first match but won everything afterwards to keep alive in the left bracket.  Can he keep his streak alive against Carpaccio?  It depends, in part, on what you have to say about the matter.



Antonio Canova
1757 - 1822
Italian






Vittore Carpaccio
died 1526
Venetian
  • Beat modernist sculptor Sir Anthony Caro in a dust-up that went down to the last vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Italian futurist Carlo Carrà in another dust-up that went down to the last vote in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Took a beating from Mary Cassatt in Round 3.




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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.

13 comments:

Christine M. said...

Carpaccio

Elizabeth said...

Canova. I liked his work before, and still do. Especially the silk-covered dais.

DrSchnell said...

Canova - though we're getting into matchups where it's harder to pick now!

Morgan said...

Carpaccio!

Chuckdaddy said...

I'll go carpaccio- more interesting.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, I like Carpaccio. I like the profusion of details, from complex scenes to simple portraits. And I love the bored Venetian ladies with their dogs.

Ben said...

Canova

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'll take the first guy. I think what put it over the edge was the angel on human love sculpture.

Linda W said...

Canova. Such grace is unreal, but those sculptures are like slow motion dance.

Linda W in CA

pfly said...

Canova.

Michael5000 said...

I'm gonna go Canova.

Michael5000 said...

Candida says "Canova, no question.

Michael5000 said...

So it's Canova over Carpaccio, 8 votes to 4. Au revoir, Carpaccio!