Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round TIEBREAKER: Caravagio v. Klimt!

If you thought the recent Klimt/Hopper match was emotionally difficult, there's great news: it has been declared a tie!  After locking up at six votes apiece, those painters will now try their skills against another pair that tied in the Left Fifth: Caravaggio and Frederick Church.  Klimt takes on Caravaggio today; Church and Hopper will go head to head starting this Thursday.

1571 - 1610
For 400 years Caravaggio's staggering artistic achievements have thrilled viewers, yet his volatile personal trajectory... has long confounded historians.
- National Gallery of Art

Gustav Klimt
1862 - 1918
Gustav Klimt painted... many scenes at the Attersee, a lake near Salzburg where he often spent his summers beginning in 1900. Klimt frequently used a telescope or opera glasses when composing his landscapes; these devices allowed him to see in great detail while at the same time collapsing the middle distance. The flatness of the resulting close-up perspective gives the surface of the canvas the appearance of a densely knotted tapestry....
- The Phillips Collection


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

Caravaggio by far.

Nichim said...


mrs.5000 said...

Oh, Caravaggio by a mile.

boonec1974 said...

Brutal match-up! Apples to oranges! M5000 is mean!

I really don't want to have to make this decision. I think they are both incredible. I love how when you look at a Google Image page they are similarly consistent but in opposite ways (dark versus gold). Still, despite his exponentially greater impact, there are many Caravaggio's that I actively dislike. Also, Klimt's glowing gold just makes me a little happier.

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

Caravaggio by a mile.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes Caravaggio!