Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Estes v. Fabritius!

Well, Carel Fabritius is hot off of a victory over Jan Van Eyck, and Van Eyck beat Richard Estes back in 2013.  So obviously, Fabritius is going to win this one.  Or will he?
 
Leaving us this week are Van Eyck (2-2; 22 vf, 27 va) and the Tsugouharu Foujita (2-2; 30 vf, 20 va).  Foujita's vote ratio "batting average" of .600 trails only Antonello da Messina, Boccioni, Alma-Tadema, Joseph Cornell, and Oskar Kokoschka among exiting Tournament artists. He knocks Bierstadt out of his recently claimed sixth spot on that list.



Richard Estes
born 1936
American






Carel Fabritius
1622 - 1654
Dutch




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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.

11 comments:

Christine M. said...

Fabritius

Morgan said...

Man, this took me a while to decide. Fabritius.

pfly said...

Fabritius

mrs.5000 said...

Yes, tough one between two masters of detail. Estes' scenes don't radiate warmth the way Fabritius's do, but they find beauty and order in the banal chaos of a (now slightly dated) version of our own world. Go Estes!

DrSchnell said...

Fabritius

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Fabritius -- "I love Estes but love the Goldfinch more.

Exquimaline said...

Estes

Exquimaline said...

Estes

boonec1974 said...

Estes

Michael5000 said...

Go Estes! And not just because I'm running out of extant Fabritius paintings! I really dig Estes' photorealism. Along with Van Gogh, he's an artist who has literally changed the way I see the everyday world.

Candida said...

Fabritius.