Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Left Bracket Sixth Round: Homer v. Eakins!

Winslow Homer (9-1, 90-35, .720) has kept hope alive by winning an amazing eight straight in the Left Bracket, and becomes only the second artist to enter an eleventh match.  He'll take on an American eight years his junior in Thomas Eakins (5-1, 46-23, .667), who fell to Van Gogh to end up here in the Left Bracket.  Only one of them will survive to take on the winner of the Gentileschi v. Benton contest!

Winslow Homer
1836 - 1910
...this great painter of the American scene did not lose the edge when it came to the probity and drama of his art.... In works such as Fox Hunt (1893) and Right and Left (1909), Homer dealt with profound issues of existence, while in his paintings of the pounding surf of the Maine coast he brought nature to center stage.
- Smithsonian

Thomas Eakins
1844 - 1916
Thomas Eakins (1844–1916), America’s greatest, most uncompromising realist, dedicated his career to depicting the human figure—in oil and watercolor, sculpture and photography. ...Eakins was in the vanguard of young painters who would shift the focus of American art from landscape to the figural subjects favored by the European academies.
- The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  • Crushed German pioneer Adam Elsheimer in Round 1.
  • Soundly defeated Belgian James Ensor in Round 2.
  • Racked up a strong victory on late votes against Jan Van Eyck in Round 3.
  • Beat Lyonel Feininger in Round 4.
  • Beat Caspar David Friedrich easily in Round 5
  • Lost to Van Gogh in Round 6.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

I like them both for pretty similar reasons! Eakins.

Anonymous said...

To be honest, both are crap.

Nichim said...

Eakins. Sorry Homer.

Michael5000 said...

Anonymous -- You didn't say which one you like better!

mrs.5000 said...

Oooh. Homer for me.

boonec1974 said...

I hate apples to apples matches, especially when I love both artists. I'll go with Eakins.

DrSchnell said...

Homer, by a smidge.

Michael5000 said...

Of the two, I'd say that Homer is less crap!

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Homer.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

And it's... let's see... six for Homer, three for Eakins, one for both crap. That's Homer with the win, then, and he'll take on Gentileschi in the next round as we continue on the road to determine the least crap artist of all time!