Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination: Homer v. Bouguereau!





This Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination Match features Winslow Homer (6-1, 67-24, .736) and Adolphe William Bouguereau (5-1, 48-23, .676). Falling to them in the Fourth were, respectively, Frida Kahlo (3-2, 36-33, .522) and Andō Hiroshige (3-2, 30-30, .500).

Bouguereau's one loss came at the hands of Kahlo, which would seem to give Homer the logical advantage in this match.  Homer's own loss was to Pieter de Hooch, who has since been ousted from the Tournament -- by Homer himself, in a Grudge Match reversal.  You never know what to expect in the Infinite Art Tournament!


Winslow Homer
1836 - 1910
American







Adolphe William Bouguereau
1825 - 1905
French






14 comments:

Morgan said...

I am tempted to vote Bouguereau for pure technical skill, but today I'm going to go for Homer and his color and dynamism.

Christine M. said...

Homer

Hollis said...

Unlike Mr. Morgan, I'm for Bouguereau because of the technical skill.

Alex Shields said...

Bouguereau

Chance said...

My love for David-esque technical skill compels me to vote Bouguereau.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, most definitely Homer.

boonec1974 said...

So Homer's going against... Uh excuse me, I just threw up in inside of my mouth a little. Please let this be when we can say goodbye to Bouguereau.

Michael5000 said...

I'll go with Homer. BUT EVEN NOW IT'S PRETTY CLOSE!!!

Nichim said...

Ugh, can I please have Kahlo vs. Hiroshige?

Homer. Other dude has skills, but the naked woman and Eros are just the wrong size relative to each other, and just quit it with the naked women already.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Homer.

pfly said...

Homer

Candida said...

Bouguereau.

Bouguereau's Mom said...

Even I find his paintings to be just a bit too much.

Michael5000 said...

Bouguereau had a hell of a run, through the play-in Tournament and years of resistance from his adopted mother Chuckdaddy, and his survival to this point is a real testament to the power of his technical skill and heady mixture of sweet sentiment and mild soft-core pornography! Homer takes the match eight votes to four, however, and will therefore be the one taking on the "technical bravado," the "persistent appeal of Skagen imagery," and "frivolity of content" of Peter Severin Krøyer. Ought to be a heck of a match-up!