Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Steen v. Stella!

First Round First Week continues with -- wait for it -- another First Round contest.



Jan Steen
1626ish - 1679
Dutch



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Frank Stella
born 1936
American




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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:

Nichim said...

Tough one, but I'll go with Stella.

Christine M. said...

Steen

Morgan said...

Stella

Michael5000 said...

Mariah votes for Stella, although she's probably just riffing on Streetcar.

Michael5000 said...

Grace also goes with Stella, also on Facebook.

DrSchnell said...

Apples v. Oranges! I vote for apples, but am also a devoted orange-eater. I mean, Steen.

mrs.5000 said...

Steen full-steam ahead!

boonec1974 said...

I find this a particularly difficult decision. Steen does not stand out that much from the other Dutch Renaissance painters, but that is not exactly a criticism; Dutch Renaissance painters are awesome. Stella, on the other hand, I do like better than the other famous Abstract Expressionists. Still, not to be a modern art hater, that's not always saying a lot. To make the decision even harder, I love the first Stella; it's definitely my favorite picture of the 4. But I don't love his 2nd, which ones like come up often in his google image search.

Hmm.... I'll go Steen, but I reserve the right to come back and change my mind.

Michael5000 said...

I like Stella! But STEEN ALL THE WAY!!!

pfly said...

I admit to an inordinate fondness of Stella, for nostalgic childhood reasons. Enough to vote Stella, even. But I kinda hope the other dude wins...

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes by mail for Steen.