Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Filippino Lippi v. the Limbourg Brothers!

Filippino Lippi has won two easy matches, but split a double-header with his father, Fra Fillipo Lippi.  After losing to dad in the First Round, he came back in Second Round Elimination to decisively reverse the earlier result!  And that means that today he's going up against the Limbourg Brothers, who just came within a single changed mind of upsetting Leonardo da Vinci.  Never a dull moment, in the Infinite Art Tournament.

Filippino Lippi
1457 - 1504

Jean, Paul, and Herman Limbourg
died c. 1416
  • Defeated Roy Lichtenstein easily in Round 1.
  • Beat Wyndham Lewis in Round 2 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to Leonardo da Vinci -- Leonardo da Vinci! -- in Round 3, by only a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!


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...


Morgan said...

Lippi, but both are pleasant.

pfly said...

Tough one! I think I will say the Limbourgs. I imagine they look even better in real life too.

boonec1974 said...

I just can't get over that old man picture. Lippi.

mrs.5000 said...

The Limbourg manuscripts are lovely, but in a decorative sort of way, whereas Filippino Lippi's work is not just lovely, but also expressive and observant and...well, you can see why the Renaissance was a big deal. Lippi.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says Filippino Lippi.

Michael5000 said...

I agree with everything that everyone has said here, and my vote is for Lippi.

Candida said...

Les Freres Limbourg.

Chuckdaddy's Children said...

I'm not sure if this will help.

Nora: I can't choose

Elliott: I like both of them a lot

Alex said...


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Michael5000 said...

Thanks to Alex, Sarah, and the kids for answering the quorum call. We've got a winner, as Lippi takes out the Limbourgs six votes to four. He'll take on something he could have only imagined as he fights to keep his epic Left Bracket winning streak alive... a photographer!