Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Massys v. Matisse!


Quentin Massys
1465ish - 1530
Dutch

Defeated Masolino in Round 1.
Decisively defeated Jan Davidsz de Heem in Round 2.








Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
French

Crushed Chilean Roberto Matta in Round 1.
Crushed fifteenth century German Hans Memling in Round 2.







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.

12 comments:

Christine M. said...

Matisse

DrSchnell said...

Massys

Morgan said...

Massys forever and always. (or at least until you give him a solid opponent.)

Kenneth Noisewater said...

First guy.

I like the one with the guy having a backseat writer around his shoulder. I get those sometimes. And they suck.

pfly said...

Well, I like Massys, although I hadn't heard of him before this tournament. He reminds me of many other painters I like. Google tells me he was a founder of the Antwerp School, which relates to people like Bruegel (and Brueghel? I can't keep them all straight), van Eyck, Rubens, and the larger Flemish and Dutch stuff of the time. I like the sometimes grotesque faces, and that little mirror in the second one reminds me of that van Eyck painting...

All that said, I have to vote to Matisse, although the four paintings here are not my favorites—well I like the 2nd and 3rd. I'm a sucker for his fauvist era weird colors. And somewhat later, The Dance gets me.

I'm somewhat torn actually. Maybe if votes so far had been more for Matisse I might say Massys, but it's the other way around.

boonec1974 said...

Matisse!

mrs.5000 said...

Definitely Matisse. He is wonderful in ways that this selection just barely hints at. (And, yes, I like Massys too, though the caricatures of avarice not so much.)

Michael5000 said...

Massys for me. I don't really "get" Matisse.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says Matisse.

lamanyana said...

Matisse

Candida said...

Massys, easily.

Hannah Ashley Winner said...

Matisse by a mile