Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Hobbema v. De Hooch!

Hobbema and de Hooch have both faced some impressive competition.  It was de Hooch who handed Homer his first loss, and Hobbema kicked Goya right out of the Tournament.  

The two Dutch contemporaries meet today for a battle of landscapes versus interiors.  The winner gets his name on the semifinals bracket sheet; the loser will always remember that time he beat Goya, or Homer.

Meindert Hobbema
1638 - 1706

Pieter De Hooch
1629 - 1684
  • Overcame Gerrit van Honthorst, his countryman from the previous generation, in Round 1.
  • Shocked American Winslow Homer in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to Remedios Varo in Round 3.

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.


Christine M. said...

De Hooch

Alison said...


Morgan said...

This one took me a lot of deliberation. I like the 3rd Hobbema the best out of all of the paintings, but I like all of the de Hooches better than all of the rest of the Hobbemas, so I'll end up going with de Hooch for this one.

Ben said...


Michael5000 said...

Mariah says "Hobemma. The trees! The trees . . . "

pfly said...

Hobbema, the trees!

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Hobbema.

boonec1974 said...

De Hooch

Michael5000 said...

My inclination is to vote for De Hooch, but that might just be a vote for people over landscapes.

mrs.5000 said...

De Hooch, and it's definitely a city mouse over country mouse thing for me.

Candida said...

De Hooch's clean lines over Hobbema's busyness.