Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Pannini v. Parmigianino!

Giovanni Paolo Pannini
1692ish - 1765
Italian




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Parmigianino
1504 - 1540
Italian



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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:

Morgan said...

I'm liking Pannini!

Alex said...

Pannini!

Christine M. said...

Pannini sounds tasty.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Did you put bread and cheese together deliberately? I am voting for Pannini.

DrSchnell said...

I'm voting for the sandwich over the cheese, as long as I can have cheese in my Pannini

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I like the second artist with the tallest baby ever. That kid is gonna' hoop!

pfly said...

Pannini, who I think was related to the Earl of Sandwich.

mrs.5000 said...

Hey, I like Parmigianino. Not the creepy long baby, but Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, etc. I usually really like paintings of architecture, but Pannini's seem, well, cluttered, and lacking in hierarchy.

Ben said...

For some reason, this round is making me hungry...

Pannini

boonec1974 said...

Not into the stork woman with the tenuous hold on her baby. Am into the architecture pictures.

lamanyana said...

Pannini

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes Pannini.

Nichim said...

Parmagiano. I wonder what she's going to do with that demon child.

Michael5000 said...

OK, I feel like we're supposed to go for Parmagiano: "The painter wanted to be unorthodox. He wanted to show that the classical solution of perfect harmony is not the only solution conceivable ... Parmigianino and all the artists of his time who deliberately sought to create something new and unexpected, even at the expense of the 'natural' beauty established by the great masters, were perhaps the first 'modern' artists." Whereas Pannini is just a souvenir-from-the-grand-tour sort of guy.

But, I've always found the Madonna of the Long Neck kind of unpleasant, departing from realism enough to make me a little seasick but not enough to get interesting. It looks like an unnecessarily elegant "what's wrong with this picture" puzzle. Whereas Pannini, who is also freely chopping up and rearranging the landscape into something quite artificial, at least does so with a certain gusto and good cheer. So I'm going with him. Panninni.

Jennifer said...

I'm impressed as all get-out with Pannini's details, but when I googled Pannini and Parmigianino, I thought that Parmigianino had better range in portraits than Pannini did in his field, so despite the fact that Parmigianino's portraits tend to have freaky eyes, I'm going to go that way.

Michael5000 said...

And that wraps up the match, with bread on top of cheese, eleven votes to four. Enjoy your lunch!