Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Stubbs v. van Ostade!

George Stubbs
1724 - 1806

Made short work of by Graham Sutherland in Round 1.
Beat Gilbert Stuart in First Round Elimination by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Adriaen van Ostade
1610 - 1685

Tied with Sir William Orpen in his first try at Round One.
Tied with Frederic Leighton in his second try at Round One.
Beat Jean-Paul Riopelle in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Lost to Jan Steen in Round 2.

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, but likely much longer.


Nichim said...

Gonna go with Stubbs, really no idea why

UnwiseOwl said...

Me too. He has a kangaroo.

Morgan said...

Note huge on either, but let's go for Stubbs.

Alex Shields said...


Christine M. said...

The kangaroo charmed me. Stubs.

DrSchnell said...

Stubbs, and I join everyone in liking the kangaroo-thing. Note to self: when becoming an artist, insert kangaroos in every painting for instant appeal.

Michael5000 said...

Rebecca and Mariah both go with Stubbs.

Michael5000 said...

You know what? I find the kangaroo kind of annoying. And, it seems like it's the only thing he ever painted that wasn't a horse or a lion-horse fight. Van Ostade's comeback starts here!

boonec1974 said...

Let it continue! Another vote for the dreary van Ostade!

Michael5000 said...

Susan goes for Stubbs.

mrs.5000 said...

I've voted against Stubbs in the past, largely because of the weird specialization in horse v. lion combat. But there is something original there, and, hey, I like the dramatic colors. So today I'll vote for him against the more solidly of-his-time-and-place van Ostade.

Candida said...