Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Left Bracket Round 8: Caillebotte v. Leonardo da Vinci



Caillebotte has been full of surprises since the beginning of the Tournament, starting with the fact that someone named "Caillebotte" qualified for entrance and continuing right through his stunning 8-2 Grudge Match reversal that sent Degas to the lockers and made him one of the last six artists in the show.

Whereas, everyone has heard of Leonardo da Vinci.  He's a big big challenge for Caillebotte this round, having just fallen to John Singer Sargent in the quarters.


Gustave Caillebotte
1848 - 1894
French
Impressionists such as... Gustave Caillebotte enthusiastically painted the renovated city, employing their new style to depict its wide boulevards, public gardens, and grand buildings.... Caillebotte’s 1877 Paris Street, Rainy Day exemplifies how these artists abandoned sentimental depictions and explicit narratives, adopting instead a detached, objective view that merely suggests what is going on. - The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History










Leonardo da Vinci
1452 - 1519
Italian
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most intriguing personalities in the history of Western art. Trained in Florence as a painter and sculptor in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo is also celebrated for his scientific contributions. Leonardo’s curiosity and insatiable hunger for knowledge never left him. He was constantly observing, experimenting, and inventing, and drawing was, for him, a tool for recording his investigation of nature. Although completed works by Leonardo are few, he left a large body of drawings (almost 2,500) that record his ideas, most still gathered into notebooks. He was principally active in Florence and Milan, but spent the last years of his life in Rome and France, where he died. His genius as an artist and inventor continues to inspire artists and scientists alike centuries after his death.
- The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  • Pounded Sir Peter Lely in Round 1.
  • Skunked Stanley William Hayter in Round 2.
  • Beat the Limbourg Brothers in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Made it easily past El Lissitzky, though many voters expressed mixed feelings, in Round 4.
  • Blasted past Klee in Round 5.
  • Trounced Timothy Ely in Round 6.
  • Beat Monet in Round 7
  • Lost to Sargent in Round 8.









4 comments:

Morgan said...

Why, Degas, of course! What? You tell me that Degas lost last round? Then, Caillebotte, of course!

Alexandra said...

Caillebotte has my Caillevotte!

Maddy said...

Can't choose!

boonec1974 said...

Caillebotte!