Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Rembrandt v. Renoir!

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
1606 - 1669
Dutch

Survived a brush with Guido Reni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Pierre Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919
French

Pulled away from Sir Joshua Reynolds in Round 1.






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.

13 comments:

Christine M. said...

Rembrandt

Morgan said...

Rembrandt for me, too. This is early in the tournament for two artists I've heard of to meet.

pfly said...

Rembrandt for me

bangfrog said...

Renoir for entirely personal reasons. He was a "gateway" into a whole new world of art.

boonec1974 said...

A strong vote for Renoir. Rembrandt's people are certainly amazing, but I'm not liking the soft focus; it seems to take away from what he does best (his realism). And who wouldn't want to go to one of Renoir's parties! I like that he's using his impressionism to add levity and movement to, what I would think, would be very hard to capture.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Rembrant

Chuckdaddy's Children said...

Nora: I like both

Elliott: I like both

Ben said...

Renoir

mrs.5000 said...

The Boston MFA had a show of Rembrandt's etchings when we were there, and I spent a lot of time looking at them, both with and without my glasses on. Made me happy to be nearsighted, just to see that linework. I would take him over Renoir even if he had never done a single painting.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Rembrandt"

Michael5000 said...

Oh criminey. I love both and respect the case against both. Rembrandt's got it, though.

Candida said...

Whoa! Tough one. I'm feeling the Renoir today, though.

Michael5000 said...

It's a tough-fought contest, but Rembrandt prevails, 7 votes to 4.