Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Waterhouse v. Weight!


John William Waterhouse
1849 - 1917
English

Beat Antoine Watteau decisively in Round 1.







Carel Weight
1908 - 1997
British

Trounced Tom Wesselmann 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:

Nichim said...

Weight

DrSchnell said...

Weight - but I like both!

mrs.5000 said...

I like Carel's grittier, more prosaic choice of subjects, but I'll go with Waterhouse as hands-down a more accomplished painter.

Christine M. said...

Waterhouse

Chance said...

I agree with all that Mrs. 5000 said. Waterhouse.

Maddy said...

Weight. Waterhouse is a good painter but his paintings are so empty.

Heatherbee said...

Waterhouse!

Morgan said...

Weight. I like both alright, though.

boonec1974 said...

Both feel like solid round two painters not worthy of round 3 for very different reasons. Waterhouse's are just a bit too much at times, so I'll vote to carry that weight to the third round.

Candida said...

Waterhouse.

pfly said...

Waterhouse

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Waterhouse.

Michael5000 said...

Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror cracked from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.

So honestly, I think that Waterhouse is frightfully precious. On the other hand, since I've aged out of the possibility of being cool, that no longer constitutes the kiss of death. And this other fellow doesn't seem to know how to draw. So I'll go with Mr. Waterhouse.