Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Zoffany v. Zurbarán!

Johann Zoffany
1733 - 1810
German; worked in Britain and India

Lost to Anders Zorn in Round 1.
Tied with Vladimir Tatlin in First Round Elimination.
Crushed Tiepolo in a First Round Elimination result that would have stunned the tastemakers of yore!

Francisco de Zurbarán
1598 - 1664

Beat Francesco Zuccarelli easily in Round 1.
Lost to Diego de Silva y Velázquez in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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.


Christine M. said...


DrSchnell said...

Blechhh. I abstain.

Morgan said...

I still can't get enough of Zurbaran.

Michael5000 said...

Two more for Zurbaran from the FB feed.

UnwiseOwl said...

Sheep! Zurbaran.

boonec1974 said...

A tough call for me. I really like when Zurbarán goes extreme chiaroscuro, like on his second two. But he he does seem a bit one note, or at least that's the one note of his I really like. And Zoffany, there's just so personality in his people, which is certainly not an assessment anyone would make of the dour people in Zurbarán's paintings. I'll go with Zoffany.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, definitely Zurburan.

Nichim said...


Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Zurbaran.

Michael5000 said...

Zurbarán by a mystic Spanish mile.