Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Memling v. Mengs!

Hans Memling
1433 - 1494
German; worked in Flanders



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Anton Raphael Mengs
1728 - 1779
German; worked internationally



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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

13 comments:

Morgan said...

Mengs, with a strong feeling of "meh"

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Mengs, but in part because I am tired of depressing religious art.

mrs.5000 said...

Memling, with a strong feeling of partisanship, and lasting affection for the Flemish Renaissance.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'll take the 2nd guy because the people look like real people more. I guess that means I rule out all the really, really old painters. That's not fair, is it? Oh well. Art is subjective, right? Give me the 2nd guy. The guy in the final painting looks like such a snobby little punk. He's all impish with his powdered wig and stuff.

DrSchnell said...

Mengs, with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.

Christine M. said...

Memling

boonec1974 said...

I love both of their first ones here, but love Memling's just a bit more.

pfly said...

Memling

Michael5000 said...

Here's an emailed vote for Memling from Susan.

lamanyana said...

Memling!

Michael5000 said...

I'll throw in for Memling.

Candida said...

Me too. Memling.

Michael5000 said...

Mengs put up a powerful 4-1 lead early on, but Memling took the last seven votes and survived to paint another day with an 8-4 final. Mengs will have to try his luck against Matta in First Round Elimination.