Thursday, March 5, 2015

Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Three: Greuze v. Hassam!

Leaving the Tournament with a 2-2 record this week is the great Cubist Juan Gris, who was ousted by Greuze on the strength of a swing vote.  Gris's voting total of  27 for, 22 against gives him the fifth highest batting average (.551) of the 142 artists who have exited the Tournament this far, behind only Bazille (.587), Alta-Tadema (.610), Boccioni (.646), and Antonello da Messina (.700).



Jean-Baptiste Greuze
1725 - 1805
French






Childe Hassam
1859 - 1935
American

  • Outlasted Hans Hartung in a close Round 1 contest.
  • Moved easily past Barbara Hepworth in Round 2.
  • Lost to badly to Dutch master Frans Hals 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.

15 comments:

Christine M. said...

Hassam

Morgan said...

It took me a long time decide. I will vote Greuze.

Ben said...

Greuze

boonec1974 said...

Hassam

mrs.5000 said...

I like gray Greuze well enough, but I like colorful Childe Hassam better.

Michael5000 said...

One vote apiece from the FB feed: Linda picks Hassam and Mariah picks Greuze.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Jean-Baptiste Greuze all the way.

DrSchnell said...

Hassam

elliott said...

Greuze

Candida said...

Greuze

lamanyana said...

Greuze

Michael5000 said...

I feel sort of like it's my patriotic duty to support Hassam, and then I really like the Brazilian flag, and then I think you know, if I have to work this hard to like Hassam better than Greuze, maybe I don't really.

Greuze.

Michael5000 said...

Susan, on the other hand, votes for Hassam. This one looks like it might be kind of close.

pfly said...

I quite like a couple of the Hassams, and I don't much like a couple of the Greuzes. But overall I'm leaning Greuze. That first one, which I don't think you've shown before, is oddly engaging. I don't know what it is, but there's a story there.

Michael5000 said...

It's Greuze by three votes, nine to six. Hassam went two-and-two; Greuze has won three straight since his First Round loss and moves on to try his luck against Hammershoi.