Thursday, March 22, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Gentileschi v. Grimshaw!

This is a Left Bracket Fifth Round match pitting Artemisia Gentileschi (5-1, 53-26, .671) against Atkinson Grimshaw (4-1, 39-22, .639).  Grimshaw arrives in the match only after losing to Vincent van Gogh in his fifth match, and not without having put up a fight!  Gentileschi, meanwhile, has beat Lyonel Feininger, who leaves the Tournament with an excellent record of 4-2, 42-31, .581.

Artemisia Gentileschi
1593 - 1652
Artemisia Gentileschi was an early Italian Baroque painter, and the only female follower of Caravaggio, whom she worked with in Italy in the early 17th century. Her innovative compositions and focus on Biblical heroines set her apart from her male contemporaries and have lead to the celebration of Gentileschi as a painter with a uniquely female perspective.
- Brooklyn Museum

Atkinson Grimshaw
1836 - 1893
Moonlight scenes are Grimshaw's best-known subjects. This broader technique, often featuring the mysterious atmosphere of mist-laden horizons, was particularly appreciated by middle-class clients. Grimshaw's dock scenes, and the manor houses glimpsed down leafy, stone-walled suburban lanes, along which a single figure walks, were especially popular.... Today Grimshaw is seen as one of the minor Victorian masters, his place assured by his moonlights, evocative of Victorian life of the 1870s and 1880s. - The Tate Gallery
  • Decisively beat 18th century French painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze in Round 1.
  • Advanced against Cubist Juan Gris in Round 2.
  • Stunned Venetian master Francesco Guardi in Round 3.
  • Took down Dutch master Frans Hals in Round 4.
  • Fell hard to Gustave Caillebotte in Round 5.


Unknown said...


Michael5000 said...

One vote on FB for Gentileschi, albeit with an insinuation that she wasn't as good as her dad.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah goes Grimshaw on FB.

Morgan said...

Gimme some of that Grimshaw.

boonec1974 said...

Love both, but Gentileschi's are just more powerful to me.

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

Gentileschi by an order of magnitude.

Nichim said...

I like those Grimshaw landscapes, but the portrait I hate. So Gentileschi on the strength of that amazing Salome painting. What the heck is a "uniquely female perspective" supposed to be, though?

mrs.5000 said...

Heavens, haven't I voted on this one yet? Of course, Gentileschi.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Grimshaw.

pfly said...

Oh, I quite like Grimshaw, but Gentileschi is so dynamic and alive.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

This one wraps up with Gentileschi slaying Grimshaw, seven votes against five. She'll take on Caspar Freaking Friedich in the first of the Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination matches; Grimshaw leaves us with a 4-2 record and the 16th best vote record of any exited artist to date.