Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination: Vieira da Silva v. Utamaro!



Maria Elena Vieira da Silva
1908 - 1992
Portuguese; worked in France





Kitagawa Utamaro
1753 - 1806
Japanese





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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination: Toulouse-Lautrec v. Titian!


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1864 - 1901
French





Titian
1488ish - 1576
Venetian





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Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Renoir v. Rivera!



Time for another collision between two big-name painters from which only one can survive... unless there's a tie, of course.  Both Renoir and Rivera have lost a match, and both to the same guy: Rembrandt.  

Leaving the Tournament after his Third Round match with Renoir is Sir William Orpen (2-2-1; 28-31).  Rivera got here by beating Auguste Rodin (3-2, 31-21).



Pierre Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919
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.
  • Beat Auguste Rodin in the Left Bracket Third Round by another two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!




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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Wilkie v. Weight!

Sir David Wilkie
1785 - 1841
British

Drubbed by Whistler's mother's son in Round 1.
Defeated Sir David Wilkie in First Round Elimination.






Carel Weight
1908 - 1997
British

Trounced Tom Wesselmann in Round 1.
Lost to John William Waterhouse in Round 2.






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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Watteau v. Whistler!

Antoine Watteau
1684 - 1721
French

Pasted by Waterhouse in Round 1.
Lambasted 20th Century artist Tom Wesselmann in First Round Elimination.







James Abbot McNeill Whistler
1834 - 1903
American; worked in Britain

Defeated Sir David Wilkie in Round 1.
Lost to Rogier Van der Weyden in Round 2, but there's no shame in that.






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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: Turner v. Vermeer!


It's the first Saturday of the month.  Let's celebrate with another Fourth Round match!



J.M.W. Turner
1775 - 1850
British
  • Crushed Cy Twombly in Round 1.
  • Defeated Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Round 2.
  • Beat James Tissot easily in Round 3.







Jan Vermeer
1632 - 1675
Dutch
  • Beat Veronese easily in Round 1.
  • Vanquished Maria Elena Vieira da Silva in Round 2.
  • Trounced Félix Vallotton in Round 3.









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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination: Spilliaert v. Smith!

Here's a Second Round Elimination match between the two guys who knocked out Nicolas de Staël.  It promises to be another fine contest, unless you're a diehard Nicolas de Staël fan, in which case you'll probably be disgusted with this whole area of the brackets.


Léon Spilliaert
1881 - 1946
Belgian





David Smith
1906 - 1965
American





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