Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Round Six: Monet v. Patenier

Claude Monet
1840 - 1926
Claude Monet was a key figure in the Impressionist movement that transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Throughout his long career, Monet consistently depicted the landscape and leisure activities of Paris and its environs as well as the Normandy coast. He led the way to twentieth-century modernism by developing a unique style that strove to capture on canvas the very act of perceiving nature.
- - The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  • Skunked! Skunked Henry Moore in Round 1
  • Skunked! Skunked Fernand L├ęger in Round 2
  • Beat Gustave Moreau easily in Round 3.
  • Defeated Norman Rockwell in the Fourth Round by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Georgia O'Keeffe in Round 5.

Joachim Patenier (aka"Patinir")
Patenier - engraving by Cornelius Cort

1485ish - 1524
[He is] the first Western artist known to have specialized in landscape painting.... The basic elements of his landscape style—the high viewpoint overlooking vast tracts, where earthy brown foregrounds merge into woodland and meadow greens and again into the hazy blues of distant mountains—do not differ from those of his predecessors, particularly David. Yet the picturesque melancholy with which he invested the woods and rivers and the great ghostly rocks that jut up abruptly in the middle distance of such paintings as his Baptism of Christ (c. 1515) and his Charon Crossing the Styx (1520–24) strike a personal note that won Patinir instant success and many imitators.
- Britanica
  • Skunked German Expressionist Max Hermann Pechstein in Round 1.
  • Beat Francis Picabia in Round 2.
  • Stunned Pablo Picasso with a one-vote victory in Round 3. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Defeated Camille Pissarro in the Fourth Round by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Upset Raphael in Round 5!


Morgan said...

"Wow, both are really good!" I said, surprised, until I noticed that it was a 6th round winner's bracket match, so quality is somewhat to be expected. For me this is a matchup in which the two artists both have really good colors (in different ways), Money has masterful texture, and Patenier has an excellent sense of the fantastic. I'm going to swing Patenier, but I'll feel good about either winning.

DrSchnell said...

Monet, though I'd like both to continue on!

Michael5000 said...

We've got three votes on the ol' Facebook feed for Mr. Monet.

Michael5000 said...

And a fourth!

mrs.5000 said...

I'm going to surprise myself, but just a bit, and go for Patenier.

Michael5000 said...

There's a fifth Monet vote on FB.

boonec1974 said...

Sorry Mr. Impressionist, I'm going with Patenier. Love those colors!

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Patenier.

Michael5000 said...

I like Morgan's analysis. Patenier dazzles with color after all these years. But Monet, geez, he did such interesting things with paint and it still came out all pretty, and he's a gateway painter who helped get me into art -- thanks, Claude -- and in a museum I always startle the guard by getting my nose right up in there, and then backing up into the old lady behind me.... I vote Monet!!

Candida said...

Hmm. Monet.

Michael5000 said...

Looks like I never declared this one closed, but it is -- with ten votes for Monet and four for Patenier.