Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Tissot v. Titian!

James Tissot
1836 - 1902
French

Beat Tintoretto in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







Titian
1488ish - 1576
Venetian

Defeated Mark Tobey in Round 1.







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.

13 comments:

Christine M. said...

Tissot

UnwiseOwl said...

Tissot, mate.

Morgan said...

Tissot, duh

Alex Shields said...

Tissot

Maddy said...

Tissot for high-grade fashion illustration.

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, Tissot seems very much an illustrator to me, with everything posed as if a scene from a serialized novel, and carefully colored in. I don't know why that should bug me, but it does, a little. I'm going with Titian as a much stronger artist--especially for his portraits, which aren't represented in this sample.

Chuckdaddy said...

I expected to vote for Titian, but instead will vote for Tissot. Both feel staged, but Tissot's are more realistic and colorful. Granted, Tissot had a 3 century head start, but I'm not going to give extra points for difficulty level.

Michael5000 said...

So, Tissot's pretty ok, and I can understand why he's collecting votes. It's kind of funny, though, because 100 years ago we would all reflexively love Titian and have him on our short list for the Final Four. And without his third one, what would what's-his-named reacted against to kick off "modern art"? [Manet, is who I'm taking about.]

So anyway, which one am I voting for? Titian. Perhaps reflexively, since I broke my teeth on old books.

Nichim said...

I prefer Tissot. And I am so tired of pictures of naked women (and/or babies) and clothed men.

DrSchnell said...

Titian

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes Tissot.

Candida said...

Maybe it's the particular selection of Titian? I can't help it, though; I've gotta go with Tissot.

Michael5000 said...

BIG UPSET!! Tissot -- "for many years... regarded as the epitome of late Victorian vacuous and decadent society" -- has knocked out Titian, "the greatest of Venetian painters." And at nine votes to three, it wasn't even close! Tissot will have a tougher match tomorrow, I'll bet. Titian won't have a very tough match as he recovers in the Left Bracket, I'll bet. But, what do I know?!? I only count the votes!