Here's a long-delayed match that was kept on ice by the Munch/Nash tie and the subsequent Nash/Master of Moulins tie. Half a year since we saw them last, Berthe Morisot re-enters the fray with a victory over Fernand Léger , taking on Alphonse Mucha, fresh off a pasting at the hands of American Norman Rockwell. Berthe Morisot
1841 - 1895
Defeated Giovanni Battista Moroni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
Lost to Gustave Moreau in Round 2 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
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Third Thursday: Bringing big names to your mid-month!
"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament. This is the first ever Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination Match. It pairs Sandro Botticelli (4-1, 48-25, .658) and Hieronymus Bosch (4-1, 46-28, .622). Leaving the Tournament at their hands are Albert Bierstadt (5-2, 55-37, .598) and Giuseppe Arcimboldo (4-2-1, 47-39, .547). Bierstadt sets new records for most wins and most votes in favor of any artist leaving the Tournament; his "batting average" of votes in favor is the 6th highest of any ousted artist. Sandro Botticelli
1445 - 1510
Beat Colombian Fernando Botero in an amazing come-from-behind victory in Round 1.
Made short work of 18th century France's François Boucher in Round 2.
What do Gabo and Fragonard have in common? Resentment of Caspar David Friedrich, that's what. He gave both of them their first loss in the Tournament; now, one of them will inflict a second loss on the other. Who will live to see the Fourth Round?
Gabo got here by knocking Jacques-Louis David out of the Tournament with a strange 2-2-3 record; the guy just couldn't stop tying. Meanwhile, David Hockney fell out after losing to Fragonard. Hockney's final record with 3-2-1.
1890 - 1977
Thumped on 15th century French guy Nicolas Froment in Round 1.
Took a drubbing from Caspar David Friedrich in Round 2.
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