Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Turner v. Escher!

This Left Bracket Fifth Round match pairs J.M.W. Turner (5-1, 56-22, .718) against M.C. Escher (4-1, 46-23, .667).  They are quite different!  I wonder who will win more votes!  Let's find out!

J.M.W. Turner
1775 - 1850
He raised landscape painting to new heights of imagination and profundity. His colossal seas explode out of the frame and his skies envelop you in dizzying symphonies of emotion. He is at one and the same time a consummate observer of nature and a poet who paints from soul to soul.... All great art is complex and Turner’s does justice to the complexity of life.
- The Guardian

M. C. Escher
1898 - 1972
The artist who created some of the most memorable images of the 20th century was never fully embraced by the art world. There is just one work by Maurits Cornelis Escher in all of Britain’s galleries and museums, and it was not until his 70th birthday that the first full retrospective exhibition took place in his native Netherlands. Escher was admired mainly by mathematicians and scientists, and found global fame only when he came to be considered a pioneer of psychedelic art by the hippy counterculture of the 1960s.
- The Guardian


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Michael5000 said...

Mariah casts an ambivalent vote for Turner!

Chance said...


mrs.5000 said...

This is like comparing apples to...I dunno, trout, maybe? Well, anyway, Turner.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Turner.