Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #62/64

Faceoff #1: Watteau v. Wesselmann

Antoine Watteau
1684 - 1721

Pasted by Waterhouse in Round 1.


Tom Wesselmann
1931 - 2004

Lost to Britain's Carel Weight in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: West v. Wilkie

Benjamin West
1738 - 1820
American; worked in Britain

Lost after leading early against Van der Weyden in Round 1.


Sir David Wilkie
1785 - 1841

Drubbed by Whistler's mother's son in Round 1.

Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


Christine M. said...

Watteau and West

DrSchnell said...

Watteau, Wilkie

Nichim said...

Yick. Watteau and Wilkie, but I don't really care for any of them.

Morgan said...

Wilkie for sure on the bottom; I think he's the strongest one shown. I suppose I'll vote for Wesselmann on the top. I'm not sure I *like* what he does, but boy does he do it.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah says: "Oh, dear. I'm not fond of any of them (although I do, of course, appreciate their talent). Pass this round." First Round Elimination can be like that.

Michael5000 said...

I'll vote for Watteau and Wilkie, with a special shout-out to Morgan's comment.

boonec1974 said...

Uh... Not feeling any of them. I'll go with Watteau and the glowering Wilkies.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Wesselman & Wilkie

Candida said...

Watteau and West.

mrs.5000 said...

Watteau and Wilkie.

Michael5000 said...

So, let's see, that finishes us up with two strong wins, Watteau beating Wesselmann seven votes to two, and Wilkie beating West by the same margain. Thanks for voting!