Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Gabo v. J. David!

Naum Gabo has a solid 3-1 record behind him coming into this match, whereas Jacques-Louis David has a bizarre 2-1-3.  Despite David's chaotic bouncing around the brackets, however, it doesn't seem that these two artists have any prior opponents in common.  It's abstract sculpture versus neoclassical realism in a midsummer stylistic showdown!  Enjoy!

Naum Gabo
1890 - 1977

Jacques-Louis David
1748 - 1825
  • Beat 20th century American Stuart Davis after a tough fight in Round 1.
  • Tied Honoré Daumier in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Tied again with Paul Gauguin in Round 2 Tiebreak. YOUR VOTE SURE COUNTS!
  • Tied yet again, absurdly, with Francisco Goya, in another Round 2 Tiebreak. WOW, DOES YOUR VOTE EVER COUNT!!!
  • Finally escaped the vortex by beating David Hockney in yet another Round 2 Tiebreak.
  • Slain in his tent by Artemisia Gentileschi 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.


boonec1974 said...

I'm rooting for a tie, but will break for David.

pfly said...

Wasn't this up about a week ago, now gone? In any case, David.

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mrs.5000 said...

I like Gabo in this one. I like the whole lines in space thing, the spirit of invention and the tinkering with one's inventions. David...amazing painter, but all the Greco-Roman business kind of leaves me cold.

Morgan said...

Gabo, barely. I like both a lot.

Candida said...

J. David.

lamanyana said...


Michael5000 said...

I'm going to say Gabo, but I'm afraid it's mostly just a way of saying I really don't much like David.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for J. David.

Michael5000 said...

Well, J. David fans had more than a year after that last vote to make their feelings known -- but time's up now, and the plucky Mr. Gabo advances to Third Round Elimination, six votes against four!