Saturday, June 25, 2016

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

Théodore Rousseau
1812 - 1867
French



-----

Sir Peter Paul Rubens
1577 - 1640
Flemish



----

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.

11 comments:

Christine M. said...

Rubens

pfly said...

Rousseau is nice but, uh, Rubens? Yea, Rubens.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Rousseau

boonec1974 said...

Rubens

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Rubens."

Michael5000 said...

I like the second Rousseau, but do I like the painting or do I like the village? I like the second Rubens, but do I like the painting or the attractive woman? I think I'm going to fall on the side of Rubens on this one.

mrs.5000 said...

Rubens!

Candida said...

Rubens.

Maddy said...

Rubens portraits yes, even if Rubens in general is eh.

Michael5000 said...

Thanks to Maddy and three other voters I asked in to make quorum:

Rebecca: Duh, Rubens. Statesman, spy... something of an art career on the side... interested in painting more than a bunch of brown trees...

G: Rubens

Ann: Rousseau, hands down.


Michael5000 said...

So that doubles Rousseau's vote, while only increasing Rubens' by 43% -- and yet Rubens prevails, by a final vote of ten to two. Thanks to all the voters and especially those called in by special request!