Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Sluter v. Leighton!

This is the final new match of the Left Bracket Third Round -- unless there are tiebreakers, and with twelve active contests there could well be tiebreakers.  Plucky, puckish Marcel Duchamp was the final artist to be knocked out in Second Round Elimination, falling to Claus Sluter 3 votes to 9.  Lord Leighton -- "Sir Tiesalot," as they call him backstage here at the Tournament -- ends up here after falling to Andrew Wyeth in the Right Bracket.

Claus Sluter
1380ish - 1405
Dutch; worked in France.

Frederic Leighton
1830 - 1896


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.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

If I'm to be honest, I'm not sure whether I like Sluter because of his sculpting ability, or if I just really like the look of old stone. Either way, I like Sluter better.

Chance said...


Michael5000 said...

The FB feed yields two votes for Sluter, and two votes for Leighton.

Michael5000 said...

Sluter's big piece is pretty amazing -- but what you don't realize is, it's pretty much all there is. Even one of the photos here is only, like, maybe Sluter, or Sluter and a pal. Whereas Leighton was perhaps a bit of a hack, but he's a hack with a pretty decent canvas trail. This tortured logic, and his exuberant use of orange, leads me to vote Leighton.

DrSchnell said...


boonec1974 said...

Enough with the languid ladies, Leighton! Sluter FTW!

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...


mrs.5000 said...

I'll go with Sluter, even if he's short on surviving work, because, well, I just think he's better.