Thursday, November 29, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination: Rockwell v. Picasso

Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination continues with this match pairing Norman Rockwell (6-1, 64-24, .727) against Pablo Picasso (7-1, 69-28, .711).  About which, I don't think there's much to say beyond: Norman Rockwell!  Against Pablo Picasso!  

Norman Rockwell
1894 - 1978
Rockwell was a careful craftsman with an ability to represent detail realistically. The subjects of most of his illustrations were taken from everyday family and small-town life and were often treated with a touch of humour. Though loved by the public, Rockwell’s work was dismissed by most critics as lacking artistic merit and authentic social observation.
- Encyclopedia Britannica

Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Pablo Picasso [was] one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century and the creator (with Georges Braque) of Cubism. The enormous body of Picasso’s work remains, and the legend lives on—a tribute to the vitality of the “disquieting” Spaniard with the “sombre…piercing” eyes who superstitiously believed that work would keep him alive. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to and paralleled the whole development of modern art in the 20th century.
- Encyclopedia Britannica


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DrSchnell said...

I'm going to say Rockwell even though I know in my heart that Picasso was a better artist.

Michael5000 said...

Here are four count'em four votes from the Facebooks: Mariah, Laura, Matt, and Jen P.!

Chance said...

Four votes, but for whom? Michael5K is silent on the issue.

I'm also going to say Rockwell even though I know in my heart that Picasso was a better artist.

Michael5000 said...

I'm ready to break the silence. Those four votes were for Picasso.

boonec1974 said...

I don't think I would say for sure Picasso is the better artist. Rockwell's details and lighting are incredible. I would say that Picasso is definitely the more innovative painter, but does that make him better? This is a hard decision, as light as Rockwell can be, I'd say many of his paintings tell much more interesting stories than Picasso's paintings. On the other hand, Picasso's figures themselves are more interesting. What's an IAT voter to do? I guess I'll go just slightly to Picasso.

Michael5000 said...

Susan picks Picasso! She rocks... Picasso!

mrs.5000 said...