Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: Rembrandt v. Rosa!

And, it's the first weekend of an even numbered month!  Let's get down to a Fourth Round match, with a household-name Dutch master up against one of his Italian contemporaries!

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
1606 - 1669

  • Survived a brush with Guido Reni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Pierre Auguste Renoir in Round 2.
  • Edged by Diego Rivera in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Salvator Rosa
1615 - 1673
  • Beat George Romney easily in Round 1.
  • Defeated American James Rosenquist in Round 2.
  • Won easily against Sir William Orpen in Round 3.

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.


Michael5000 said...

Rebecca starts the bidding with "Rembrandt, duh" on Facebook.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, totally Rembrandt. Though I like Salvator Rosa well enough--at least his people and his demons, not really his landscapes. The new Rembrandt is hard for me to see as anything other than the Dutch Masters cigar logo, because my dad smoked a lot of them when I was a kid. I used to look at those guys on the white cellophane and wonder which one was Rembrandt. The only painting in the tournament I could smell half a block a way.

Christine M. said...

Rembrandt. Though Rosa wins the Hottie Award.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah gets Rosa on the board via Facebook.

Elder Moore said...

Rembrandt, duh.

Morgan said...

Rembrandt. Rosa's pretty good too, though.

boonec1974 said...

A strong vote for Rosa. Not feeling Rembrandt.

pfly said...


Michael5000 said...

Rembrandt, duh.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Rembrandt

Candida said...

Yeah, Rembrandt.

Michael5000 said...

Rembrandt sweeps the last half of the voting, and wins this match nine votes to two. He'll move on to a tough one against Sargent, while Rosa stays alive to take on the winner of Sisley v. Ruisdal. The action just doesn't stop!