Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR: Prud'hon v. Raphael!

Time for a Fourth Round match to kick off the month!  This one pits Prud'hon, who brings in a cumulative 25-8 voting record, against Raphael, who has a 25-8 voting record of his own.  Does that mean they are likely to tie?  Maybe!

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
1758 - 1823
  • Drubbed Francesco Primaticcio in Round 1.
  • Beat Sir Henry Raeburn in Round 2.
  • Defeated Nicolas Poussin in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

1483 - 1520

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. Fourth-round matches are open for at least three months after posting.


DrSchnell said...


mrs.5000 said...

Raphael! Because, you know, he made it all so damn beautiful.

Michael5000 said...

Grace and Rebecca are on Raphael's side on the Facebook feed.

Morgan said...

Prud'hon, although the second and fourth Raphaels are incredibly solid

boonec1974 said...

Raphael for sure.

Christine M. said...


pfly said...

When Raphael is on, Raphael is really on. Sorry Pru'

Candida said...

I dunno. It goes against the grain to vote against Raphael, but I'm feeling the love for Prud'hon today.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Prud'hon

Michael5000 said...

So I've never been much of a Raphael fan especially, and I haven't looked at this post for a while, and scrolling upwards from the bottom I was all like "WHO IS THIS GUY?!? THESE PAINTINGS ARE AMAZING!!!" And then I got to the Prud'hon, and it was like, "oh yeah, I kind of like Prud'hon!"


Michael5000 said...

...and it was Raphael all the way, with seven votes to Prud'hon's four. Raphael will be taking on Patenier next, while Prud'hon will need to re-establish momentum against Pierro del Cosimo or Picasso. Tough gigs, but when you play at this level it's no ordinary menu.