Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Morisot v. the Master of Moulins!


Berthe Morisot and the Master of Moulins have made it to Third Round Elimination, and things might be looking a little tough for Morisot since she was beaten by Gustave Moreau back in '15 and The Master is fresh off of a victory over him. But, as followers of sport and art know, that doesn't necessarily guarantee that Mr. of Moulins will win this next match. Only your votes can decide that.

Moreau left us with a 2-2 record, 19 votes for and 25 against. Losing to Morisot by a single vote was Alphonse Mucha, who went 2-2, 22-24.



Berthe Morisot
1841 - 1895
French






Master of Moulins (probably Jean Hay)
late fifteenth century
French





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Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Semi-Finals: Avercamp v. Basquiat!





"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament, and it's what we're going to be doing on weekends for a while.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Match between Hendrick Avercamp (5-1-3, 71-46, .607) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (3-1, 25-13, .658).  Basquiat has been waiting for Avercamp's series of ties to be resolved since he lost to Balla in an October 2012 match. Leaving the Tournament this week after falling to Avercamp is Sofonisba Anguissola (3-2-1, 44-35, .557).


Hendrick Avercamp
1585-1634
Dutch








Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1986
American
  • Defeated Georg Baselitz in Round 1
  • Decisively defeated Italian master Jacopo Bassano in Round 2.
  • Beat German artist Max Beckman in Round 3.
  • Lost to Giacomo Balla in Round 4.






Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Seurat v. Schiele!


Neither Georges Seurat and Egon Shiele had very long adult lives, so it's perhaps all the more impressive that they've both survived into Third Round Elimination.  The first step for Seurat was getting past Gino Severini, the same guy who Shiele beat to make it into this match, so the two of them gave Severini the two losses that bump him out of the Tournament at 3-2; 28 vf, 24 va.

Also leaving this week is Jan van Scorel  (3-2; 26 vf, 28 va).



Georges Seurat
1859 - 1891
French






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!!!
  • Beat Gino Severini in the Left Bracket Third Round by a single vote. YOUR VOTE STILL COUNTS!!!



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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Tanguy v. Orozco!



Yves Tanguy
1890 - 1955
French







José Clemente Orozco
1883 - 1949
Mexican
  • Defeated Bryan Organ in Round 1.
  • Beat Claes Oldenburg in Round 2.
  • Lost to Giovanni Paolo Pannini in Round 3 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!




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Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: Steen v. Tinguely!


By longstanding tradition, Fourth Round matches are started on the first day of even numbered months, but it's time to shake things up a little bit.  With both the First and Second Rounds complete, it's time to start wrapping up business in anticipation of the high-powered Sixth Round matches that can't be too far over the horizon!  So, even though it's an odd-numbered month, here's a Fourth-Rounder to kick off the new year.




Jan Steen
1626ish - 1679
Dutch
  • Defeated Frank Stella in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Won easily against Adriaen van Ostade in Round 2.
  • Beat Graham Sutherland easily in Round 3.








Jean Tinguely
1928 - 1991
Swiss
  • Defeated Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in Round 1.
  • Held off Dutch Master Hendrick Terbrugghen in Round 2.
  • Came back from behind for a two-vote victory against Mexico's Rufino Tamayo in Round 3. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!








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Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Oldenburg v. Nicholson!




Claes Oldenburg
Born 1929
Swedish-born American







Ben Nicholson
1894 - 1982
British
  • Defeated Isamu Noguchi in Round 1.
  • Fended off his contemporary Barnett Newman in Round 2.
  • Lost to American Georgia O'Keeffe in Round 3.




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