Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #33/64

Faceoff #1: Heckel v. Lely

Erich Heckel
1883 - 1944

Tied with Jan Davidsz de Heem in his Tournament debut.
Lost to Stanley William Hayter in his second try at Round 1.


Sir Peter Lely
1618 - 1680
Dutch; worked in Britain

Lost to the well-known Leonardo da Vinci in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: LeWitt v. Lichtenstein

Sol LeWitt
1928 - 2007

Lost to Britain's Wyndham Lewis in Round 1.


Roy Lichtenstein
1923 - 1997

Beat up on by three or four guys named Limbourg in Round 1.

Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


Elizabeth said...

I think I'll go for Lely's sardonic satin precision this time, and Lichtenstein.

Morgan said...

Heckel, DeWitt, but not too crazy about any.

chuckdaddy said...

I realize he's kind of ridiculous, but I kinda like Lichtenstein. The overly dramatic lone cartoon panels, without a past or future, tickle my absurdity bone. I even sort of like his redoes of the masters; like where he does a Van Gogh in bright colors with Ben-Day Dots with no abstraction. I don't think they're great works of art, but they kind of give me a better idea of what I like about Van Gogh paintings. He also makes me wonder why comic books look the way they do. Or what it would be like if Van Gogh drew for comics. ... He makes me think, but not too much.

He wouldn't get my vote against most of the tough competition in this tourney, but I'll give him the nod over Sol "The Container Store" LeWitt. And Heckel gets my vote for his woodcuts.

Ben said...

Lely and Lichtenstein

mrs.5000 said...

I'll back Sol LeWitt over Lichtenstein any day of the week. I am especially fond of his wall drawings, for their spirit of inquiry and, hmmm, inclusiveness? And I'll take Heckel over Lely.

DrSchnell said...

Heckel, LeWitt

lamanyana said...

Heckel & LeWitt

Michael5000 said...

It's a shame that my man Sol LeWitt can't show to good advantage in a blog contest, and that Mr. SundayFunnies comes off so well. But LeWitt, of course. And then, for the upper pair, I'll take Heckel.

pfly said...

Um... Lely and, um.... LeWitt.

Nichim said...

Lely and LeWitt

Candida said...

Lely and LeWitt

Michael5000 said...

And that's that for these matches. Sorry, you were too late. The final tally was Heckel over Lely, 6-5, and LeWitt over Lichtenstein, 8-3.