Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR: Escher v. Van der Weyden!

M. C. Escher
1898 - 1972

Rogier Van der Weyden
1399ish - 1464
  • Came from behind to beat Benjamin West in Round 1.
  • Came from way behind to take down Whistler in Round 2.
  • Beat John William Waterhouse easily in Round 3.

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. Fourth-round matches are open for at least three months after posting.


Christine M. said...

Van der Weyden

Morgan said...


UnwiseOwl said...

Nah mate, who are you kidding, it's Escher.

boonec1974 said...

Hmmmm.... Struggling here. There's only one Escher (that I'm aware of) and I love his absurd mathematical art. But his art doesn't take your breath away, like some of Weyden's do for me. I think I have to go with Weyden.

DrSchnell said...


Candida said...

Wow, I'm struggling. It's so hard not to see Escher through the eyes of myself as a kid, stupefied at the visual paradoxes. And frankly the first three Van der Weydens aren't doing it for me. But the fourth is blowing my mind with its vivid clarity and depth and the way that other characters look more dead than Jesus does.
But, you know, Escher... Yeah, let's go with the later Dutch artist.

mrs.5000 said...

I'm happy Escher has made it this far, but oh, definitely Van der Weyden.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes Van der Weyden.