Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #47/64

Faceoff #1: Pontormo v. Powers

Jacopo Pontormo
1494 - 1556

Bested by Ljubov Popova in Round 1.


Hiram Powers
1805 - 1873

Lost to Nicolas Poussin in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Primaticcio v. Della Quercia

Francesco Primaticcio
1504 - 1570
Italian; worked in France

Crushed by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon in Round 1.


Jacopo Della Quercia
1374 - 1438

Crushed by Sir Henry Raeburn in Round 1.

Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


Christine M. said...

Pontormo & Della Quercia

DrSchnell said...

Powers and Della Quercia

Morgan said...

Powers and Della Quercia.

pfly said...

I think I'm more for Pontormo and Primaticcio.

Michael5000 said...

On top, Pontormo, who I quite like and would like to say more of.

On the bottom, it's fun to pretend that the bottom Primaticcio is a cross-sectional view of what you would see inside the broken tree-man in Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, but that's pretty much the extent of the appeal. I'll vote for Della Quercia and the survival of the Q-man.

boonec1974 said...

Pontormo and Della Quercia

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Powers and Primaticcio.

Candida said...


mrs.5000 said...

I thought I'd voted in this one, but I will now. Pontormo! Della Quercia!

Michael5000 said...

Pontormo wins the top one, six votes to three. If you are late to the party and want to weigh in on the bottom one, we'll leave it open for another week.

Michael5000 said...

And Della Quercia takes the lower contest, six votes to three!