Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Oudry v. Dou!

I'm not out of order!  You're out of order!  This whole Tournament is out of order!

Well, perhaps it's not quite that bad.  But we did accidentally skip a contest between Memling/Mengs and Merz/Metsu.  It should have been Oudry/Dou last week.  Easily remedied.



Jean Baptiste Oudry
1686 - 1755
French

Finished First in Phase 1, Flight 9 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of 1.000.
Finished First in Phase 2, Flight 6 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .636.




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Gerrard Dou
1613 - 1675
Dutch

Tied with Arthur Dove in his first try at the First Round, back in January 2013.




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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.

16 comments:

Christine M. said...

Oudry

Morgan said...

Oudry

Michael5000 said...

From the Facebook feed: Mariah for Oudry, Linda for Dou.

Michael5000 said...

And now Shu-ju's throwing in with Oudry.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

I generally go for the still lifes (still lives?) but I like the candid slice of life nature of Dou's work. Plus it looks as if the last woman is making cheese. Me for Dou, and Dou for me.

boonec1974 said...

I'm usually kind of a sucker for any chiaroscuro, but in Dou's case, I wish it were a bit lighter so that I could see more of the details. Regardless though, Oudry would be getting my vote. Those hanging dead animals are disturbingly undisturbing.

pfly said...

Had to google this one a bit. Survey says: Dou.

DrSchnell said...

Dou

Michael5000 said...

Elizabeth, I'm pretty sure she's just chopping onions. Does that change your vote?

lamanyana said...

Oudry, though mainly because he painted a rhinoceros.

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm, yes, I had to take the Google tour also, because I like them both, but I'm breaking for Dou.

If that tub was really filled with onions, wouldn't she be crying?

Michael5000 said...

I'm surprisingly myself a little with a vote for Oudry.

Michael5000 said...

Susan pulls for Oudry by email.

Candida said...

Oudry. But also I just like to say "Oudry-Dou."

Michael5000 said...

ME TOO, Candida!

Michael5000 said...

And Oudry takes it eight votes to five! Now we will being saying "Oudry-Metsu," which is still kind of fun, but not AS fun.