Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Tintoretto v. Tissot!

Jacopo Tintoretto
1518 - 1594


James Tissot
1836 - 1902


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.


Christine M. said...


Maddy said...

Tissot. There's nothing wrong with fashion illustration paintings, I suppose. I liked seeing his work in London.

boonec1974 said...

Both artists seem to like their paintings busy, but Tintoretto is a bit too dramatic for me. I'll go Tissot.

Morgan said...

I like both! Tissot.

DrSchnell said...


Nichim said...

Tintoretto. Does anyone know what the four glass things are in Tissot's picnic scene? I'd think they were wine bottles but they have pointy ends.

mrs.5000 said...

Definitely Tintoretto! Though now the picnic with the glass juggling society has my attention, it can't hold a candle to the war-torn annunciation scene.

Michael5000 said...

Thoughts on The first picture: (1) How many cherubim do you NEED to pull off an annunciation? (2) You don't usually see Mary looking quite so... butch in the Western tradition.... (3) ...and she's just, like, chilling out in a palatial bed chamber that is miraculously intact in the ruins of post-War Austria, or something?

On first blush, I'm pretty lukewarm on both of these lads.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Tissot.