Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Pontormo v. Raeburn!

Jacopo Pontormo
1494 - 1556

Bested by Ljubov Popova in Round 1.
Beat sculptor Hiram Powers in First Round Elimination.

Sir Henry Raeburn
1756 - 1823

Walloped Jacopo Della Quercia in Round 1.
Lost to Pierre-Paul Prud'hon 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, but likely much longer.


Christine M. said...

I've always loved that skater dude pic. Raeburn.

Unknown said...

Raeburn. I like Pontormo's colors a lot, but one of my requirements for paintings of people is that if they are going to be weirdly proportioned, that should seem intentional. I don't think Pontormo is doing it on purpose, but his people are weirdly shaped.

Ben said...

Pontormo, I guess.

pfly said...

Raeburn, I guess.

boonec1974 said...


Michael5000 said...

Here come some votes-by-mail:

Susan: Raeburn
Alex: Raeburn
Morgan: Raeburn
Kyle: Raeburn

And then there's me: Um, Pontormo. C'mon, Pontormo! Comeback time!

mrs.5000 said...

Well, I'm totally on Pontormo's side on this one. Pro-skating lobby can't buy MY vote.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Raeburn takes this one by mail, with a total of seven against Pontormo's four.