Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Rothko v. Rouault!

Mark Rothko
1903 - 1970
Russian-born American




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Georges Rouault
1871 - 1958
French



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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...

Out of all of those "draws pictures of colored rectangle" artists, Rothko's pretty good! No Albers, but certainly up there! I actually quite like these Rouaults as well, though, so I'll vote for him.

Christine M. said...

Rothko.

boonec1974 said...

This is a hard decision for me. I've always liked the famous Rothko's, but not too much. Then again, I've never seen them live, which might be prerequisite to really having a strong opinion on him. Reading about him I did come across two pictures I liked: Entrance to Subway and Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea. Still, I'll lean towards Roualt's stain glass pictures.

Michael5000 said...

Ex-Dork Grace says "Rothko!"

Michael5000 said...

Lawrence says "Rothko"

DrSchnell said...

Roualt. Rothko has always left me a little "eh.....whatever", even after seeing them in person.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

I love Rothko, so I'm pretty surprised to be going for Roualt here.

bangfrog said...

Roualt

Chuckdaddy's Children said...

Nora: I like the second one

Elliott: I hate when people just paint colors and don't actually draw anything. Roualt

pfly said...

Call me weird, but I like Rothko.

Ben said...

Rouault

mrs.5000 said...

I too really like Rothko's early work. I'll pick him over Roualt.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Rothko"

Michael5000 said...

I know people who have wept at Rothko paintings, and I've done my damnedest to feel something when I look at them. Without success, however. Rouault for me.

Candida said...

Rothko.

Michael5000 said...

A Tournament shocker, ladies and gentlemen, a Tournament shocker, as Rouault takes down the well-known Mark Rothko by a single vote! Rouault is going to the Second Round! Rouault is going to the Second Round!!!