Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Rubens v. Rembrandt!

This Left Bracket Fifth Round match pairs Peter Paul Rubens (7-1-2, 77-40, .658) against Rembrandt (4-1, 36-25, .590).  Rubens has just survived an encounter with Georges Seurat (5-2, 50-32, .602); Rembrandt debuts in the Left Brackets following a lively fifth-round loss to John Singer Sargent.

Sir Peter Paul Rubens
1577 - 1640
Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most celebrated and prolific artists in Europe during his lifetime as well as the entire Baroque era. His patrons included royalty and churches, and his art depicted subjects from religion, history and mythology. Known for such works as "The Descent from the Cross," "Wolf and Fox Hunt," "Peace and War," "Self-Portrait with Helena and Peter Paul" and "The Garden of Love," Rubens's style combined a knowledge of Renaissance classicism with lush brushwork and a lively realism.
- Biography.com

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
1606 - 1669
Rembrandt was a 17th century painter and etcher whose work came to dominate what has since been named the Dutch Golden Age. One of the most revered artists of all time, Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are seen in his portraits of his contemporaries, illustrations of biblical scenes and self-portraits as well as his innovative etchings and use of shadow and light.
- Biography.com
  • Survived a brush with Guido Reni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Pierre Auguste Renoir in Round 2.
  • Edged by Diego Rivera in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Crushed Salvator Rosa in Round 4.
  • Lost to John Singer Sargent in Round 5.


Morgan said...

Rembrandt. I'm not really that into Rubens.

Christine M. said...


DrSchnell said...


boonec1974 said...

Similar, but I just like Rubens so much more.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Rembrandt.

Michael5000 said...

Rembrandt for me, please!

Nichim said...


mrs.5000 said...

Definitely Rembrandt.

Candida said...