Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Lawrence v. Léger !

It's the exciting debut of the sixth bracket sheet.

Sir Thomas Lawrence
1769 - 1830

Tied with Marie Laurencin in his First Round debut in July 2014.


Fernand Léger
1881 - 1955

Tied with Frederic Leighton in his First Round debut, also in July 2014.


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.


Christine M. said...


Michael5000 said...

Mariah throws in with Léger on the FB feed.

mrs.5000 said...

Lawrence's work suggests, to me, that problematic view that the purpose of art is the depiction of pompous rich people. It's a common problem for his time and place viewed from my time and place, but there you have it. Leger...well, I don't LOVE his work, but it's impossible not to like it. This morning it all looks like it belongs in the Northwest Animation Festival--a cartoonish industrial optimism that would crank into motion at the drop of a hat. That gets my vote.

Morgan said...

Léger by far.

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Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Legar" through the U.S. Mail.

Michael5000 said...

Léger for sure (see Mrs.5000, above)

Candida said...

I like the way Lawrence is subtly undermining the upper-class aesthetics by making everything slightly creepy, so I'm voting for him.

(What, that's not what he's trying to do? My vote stands nevertheless.)

Michael5000 said...

It was, rather emphatically, NOT a tie this time, as Léger walloped Lawrence, 9-1. Thanks for your votes!