Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Severini v. Schiele!


Gino Severini
1883 - 1966
Italian; worked in France







Egon Schiele
1890 - 1918
Austrian
  • Beat Christian Schad in Round 1.
  • Beat Julian Schnabel easily in Round 2.
  • Lost to Kurt Schwitters in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!




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Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Leighton v. Witz!

Frederic Leighton
1830 - 1896
British

Tied with Fernand Léger in his first try at Round One.
Tied with Paula Modersohn-Becker in his second try at Round One.
Tied with Adriaen van Ostade in his third try at the First Round.
Beat Spain's Antoni Tàpies in a fourth try at Round 1.






Konrad Witz
1410ish - 1446
German

Defeated Richard Wilson in Round 1.






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Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: van Scorel v. Seurat!


Jan van Scorel
1495 - 1562
Dutch
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Georges Seurat
1859 - 1891
French
  • Defeated Gino Severini in Round 1.
  • Trounced Richard Serra in Round 2.
  • Lost to Charles Sheeler in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!




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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Rodin v. Rivera!


Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
French






Diego Rivera
1886 - 1957
Mexican
  • Crushed Luca Della Robbia in Round 1.
  • Beat José de Ribera in Round 2 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost a squeaker to some cat named Rembrandt in Round 3.




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Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: Signac v. Spencer!


Once again, the Fourth Round brings us to a pair of artists who were alive at the same time, yet who each had his own stylistic thing going on.  To celebrate the first Saturday of October, here's a Fourth Round match between Paul Signac and Sir Stanley Spencer!



Paul Signac
1863 - 1935
French
  • Defeated Luca Signorelli easily in Round 1.
  • Beat Paula Modersohn-Becker in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Got past Rennaisance Estonian Michiel Sittow in the Third Round.







Sir Stanley Spencer
1891 - 1959
British
  • Crushed Chaim Soutine in an amazing come-from-behind victory in Round 1.
  • Beat Belgium's famous painter Léon Spilliaert in Round 2.
  • Beat Sodoma in Round 3.







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Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Renoir v. Orpen!


Pierre Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919
French






Sir William Orpen
1878 - 1931
British




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