Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Mabuse v. Magritte!

Mabuse / aka Jan Gossaert
c.1478 - 1532
Flemish

Beat Bernardino Luini in Round 1.







René Magritte
1898 - 1967
Belgian

Skunked -- skunked! -- sculptor Aristide Maillol in Round 1.







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...

Magritte

DrSchnell said...

Magritte

chuckdaddy said...

Magritte

Ben said...

Mabuse

Michael5000 said...

There's a split on the Facebook feed, one for Mabuse, one for Magritte.

Morgan said...

Magritte! He is legitimately one of my all-time favorite artists.

mrs.5000 said...

I just mentioned that Mabuse is a little too fussy for my taste, and M5K pointed out that I might be a little too fussy for him. In any case, I'll go with Magritte, always straight as an arrow to his paradox du jour.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

If Mabuse were up against another artist I would probably vote for him but I have to go with Magritte here.

boonec1974 said...

As fascinated as he was with the reverse mermaid, Elliott is still going to cast his vote for Mabuse, who he says is one of his favorites thus far.

Michael5000 said...

Magritte paintings have a way of seeming really surreal and mysterious to me, until someone points out the fairly obvious trick that I hadn't cottoned on to. I'm like "WOW WHAT A SURREAL LANDSCAPE" and then someone says "yes, it's a daytime sky over a night scene," and I feel just a little disappointed. "SOMETHING'S WEIRD HERE." "Yes, the painting shows the landscape that is presumably hidden behind it." "Oh." And now Chuckdaddy refers to this spectacular oceanside grotesque as a "reverse mermaid," and I feel a little disappointed, because now that I recognize it as a reverse mermaid, it seems like a bit of a one-liner.

Not that there's anything wrong with one-liners.

Mabuse.

Candida said...

Mm. Mabuse!

lamanyana said...

Mabuse

Michael5000 said...

Susan emails in to staunch the leak in Magritte's lead -- in other words, she votes for Magritte.

pfly said...

Um hello? Magritte?

Michael5000 said...

Yes? Hello? This is Magritte speaking. Hey, I just won a second round match against Mabuse, 9-6. Want to grab some beers later to celebrate? Awesome, see you then!