Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Courbet v. G. David!



Gerard David lost to the French caricaturist Honoré Daumier in the First Round, but has stayed alive through four subsequent matches in the Left Brackets.  He has ousted an increasingly impressive string of opponents: Stuart Davis, Delacroix, Delaunay, and most recently Salvidor Dali.  But now he must take on a Gustave Courbet who is fresh from a victory over whom?  Over David's old nemesis Daumier, that's whom.

Both David and Courbet faced tough fights to make it to this round.  Daumier's record of 2-2-1, with 30 votes for and 29 votes against (.508) ranks him among the top twenty artists to leave the Tournament to date, whereas Dali's 2-2-1; 41 vf, 28 va; .594 puts him at fourth place among the 147 former contestants. 



Gustave Courbet
1819 - 1877
French







Gerard David
c.1455 - 1523
Dutch




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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...

David

DrSchnell said...

Courbet

Morgan said...

Courbet! One of my favorites.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah goes for Courbet on the FB feed.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

David for me.

boonec1974 said...

A close one for me. But despite my love of David's colors, his people's stiffness and lack of expression will lean me slightly to Courbet.

Ben said...

Courbet

Elliott said...

David

pfly said...

Courbet for me.

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote for Courbet from Susan.

lamanyana said...

David

Michael5000 said...

Personally, I'm slightly sheepishly going for David on this one.

Candida said...

Gee, David!

mrs.5000 said...

Courbet can certainly seem a bit much at times--I can imagine Johnny Depp starring in a biopic penned by D.H. Lawrence--but he's got pretty remarkable range. I will vote for him over the talented but easier to miss David.

Michael5000 said...

It looks like it's going to be Courbet over David, eight votes to six! Gerard had a heck of a run after losing his First Round match to Daumier, though, and gets credit or blame for being the Man Who Ousted Dali. He outlasted Daumier, too. But, it's Courbet who continues on to meet Diebenkorn this week.