Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Roubiliac v. Rousseau!

Louis Fran├žois Roubiliac
1702 - 1762
French; worked in England


Henri Rousseau
1844 - 1910


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.


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'm not crazy about either, but I guess the second artist edges out the first guy. Lady under the gigantic orange tree isn't too bad, I guess.

Christine M. said...


mrs.5000 said...

I am voting for Rousseau, whom I've always liked, over this clearly accomplished sculptor I have never heard of. Did anyone else have a Picture Lady come to their elementary school classroom? We had one in fifth grade. I think she came once a month or something. Anyway, I remember she brought a print of Rousseau's Sleeping Gypsy and we talked about it. That is the only painting I remember for certain. And I could still talk about it, it retains its mysteries.

pfly said...

Jungley Rousseau for me, who I've always liked, even though I've never seen these two paintings.

Mrs5000, I think Picture Lady came to my school too, with Sleeping Gypsy. I seem to recall. But I'm not sure what I could say about the painting offhand right now...except that it seems mysterious.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Rousseau"

boonec1974 said...


Michael5000 said...

I don't know what the deal is with Rousseau, but white marble doesn't really rock my world either. A tepid First Round vote for Rousseau.

Michael5000 said...

Some votes-by-mail:

Alex: Roubiliac
Morgan: Rousseau
Kyle: Rousseau

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

It's an easy one for the top guy, who beats Robiliac 10-1. Rousseau will move on to a tougher opponent in Round 2.