Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Fabritius v. Van Eyck!

A battle today between two "old Dutch masters" -- but that covers a lot of ground.  Van Eyck lived more than two centuries before Fabritius.  Do you think that's kind of surprising?  I do.  But it doesn't have much to do with the question at hand, to wit: which one's paintings do we like more?  Let's find out!



Carel Fabritius
1622 - 1654
Dutch







Jan Van Eyck
1390ish - 1441
Dutch
  • Beat William Etty in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Snuck by Richard Estes in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to American Thomas Eakins in Round 3.




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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...

Fabritius

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Fabritius, though I like Van Eck's green paint a lot.

Morgan said...

Fabritius. It took a couple centuries to invent depth in paintings, it seems.

Ben said...

Fabritius

pfly said...

I like Jan Van Eyck. And yea, wow, he was an early one, I didn't realize that.

mrs.5000 said...

Ooh, both so good, and so masterful in the details. But definitely Jan van Eyck.

boonec1974 said...

Van Eyck sounds very important, but I don't like how he drew most of his people. A vote for Fabritius.

Elliott said...

Van Eyck

Michael5000 said...

Susan says Fabritius.

Michael5000 said...

My vote goes to Van Eyck and his green paint. Especially after slogging through that damn Goldfinch book.

Candida said...

Fabritius.

Michael5000 said...

It looks like it's going to be Fabritius, who takes this contest with seven votes for him outnumbering the four for Van Eyck.