Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Vermeer v. Vieira da Silva!

If you're all like "What happens to Vaserely/Valazquez?" then you are really paying attention!  The answer was, it was a tie, and the brackets have been shuffled a bit accordingly.

Jan Vermeer
1632 - 1675

Beat Veronese easily in Round 1.

Maria Elena Vieira da Silva
1908 - 1992
Portuguese; worked in France

Defeated Andrea del Verrocchio 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.


Alex Shields said...


Christine M. said...


mrs.5000 said...

Well, sometimes it's easy. Vermeer.

boonec1974 said...

This is one of those match-ups that I needlessly agonize over, since it'll probably be Vemeer in a landslide- but not for me. I find Vieriera de Silva's works quite interesting and distinctive. I'm also kind of bothered by how circular the face is of the girl in the bottom Vermeer. But so many of those Vermeer scenes: totallly dutchtastic. And I do like his use of strong colors in these somewhat dingy scenes. Which is a long way of saying I'll also be going with Vermeer.

UnwiseOwl said...

Vieriera de Silva for me. Vermeer is meh.

Morgan said...

Vermeer, but not off of any large weakness of the other artist.

Nichim said...

da Silva!

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

"and in the museum what have we here?
The most soulful painter since God's Jan Vermeer"