Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Watteau v. Whistler!

Antoine Watteau
1684 - 1721

Pasted by Waterhouse in Round 1.
Lambasted 20th Century artist Tom Wesselmann in First Round Elimination.

James Abbot McNeill Whistler
1834 - 1903
American; worked in Britain

Defeated Sir David Wilkie in Round 1.
Lost to Rogier Van der Weyden in Round 2, but there's no shame in that.

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.


Morgan said...

I don't LOVE either, so I decided to evaluate them on a per painting basis, and I think Whistler #3 is my favorite of those shown. So, a Whistler vote for me.

Christine M. said...


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I got the first guy.

I love the last one of his called, "Man regrets wearing clown costume and forgetting the makeup."

boonec1974 said...

What is this picture-choosing algorithm of yours? No Whistler's mother? That painting alone puts him over Watteau in this match-up.

mrs.5000 said...

Whistler, even motherless!

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

Sometimes I feel like a motherless Whistler.

Nichim said...


Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Whistler.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Whistler romps here, tallying up 9 votes to Watteau's 1. He'll move on to take on Wilkie in the next round.