Thursday, September 20, 2018

Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination: Seurat v. Rubens!

This Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination Match pits Georges Seurat (5-1, 45-24, .652) against Peter Paul Rubens (6-1-2, 68-35, .660). They have knocked Stanley Spencer (3-2, 38-23, .623) and Kurt Schwitters (3-2, 31-29, .517), respectively, out of the Tournament.

Georges Seurat
1859 - 1891

Sir Peter Paul Rubens
1577 - 1640

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Left Bracket Round Four: Velázquez v. Van der Weyden!

This Left Bracket Fourth Round Match is between Diego de Silva y Velázquez (4-1, 33-21, .611) and Rogier Van der Weyden (3-1, 30-21, .588). Quentin Massys (3-2-1, 37-37, .500) leaves us after losing big to Velázquez.

Diego de Silva y Velázquez
1599 - 1660

Rogier Van der Weyden
1399ish - 1464
  • Came from behind to beat Benjamin West in Round 1.
  • Came from way behind to take down Whistler in Round 2.
  • Beat John William Waterhouse easily in Round 3.
  • Lost to M. C. Escher in Round 4.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Left Bracket Round Four: Whistler v. Wyeth!

This All-American Left Bracket Fourth Round Match is between James Whistler (5-1, 55-28, .663) and Andrew Wyeth (3-1, 49-12, .803). Leaving the Tournament is Maurice de Vlaminck (4-2, 48-46, .514), who fell to Whistler in a close match.

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

Andrew Wyeth
1917 - 2009
  • Defeated Jack Butler Yeats in Round 1.
  • Crushed fellow American Grant Wood in Round 2.
  • Trounced Frederic Leighton in Round 3.
  • Lost to Michelangelo by a single vote in Round 4. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Left Bracket Round Four: Miró v. Haeckel!

This Left Bracket Fourth Round Match is between Joan Miró (5-1-1, 44-31, .587) and Ernst Haeckel (4-1-1, 43-23, .652). Leaving the Tournament after losing to Miró is Portugal's Maria Elena Vieira da Silva (4-2-1, 41-40, .506).

Joan Miró
1893 - 1983

Ernst Haeckel
1834 - 1919

Friday, August 31, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Picasso v. O'Keeffe!

This Left Bracket Fifth Round match pairs Pablo Picasso (6-1, 59-23, .720) against Georgia O'Keeffe (4-1, 44-18, .710).  Picasso won his way into the round via a sound thrashing of Camille Pissaro, whereas O'Keefe is on the rebound from a loss against Claude Monet. 

Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Pablo Picasso [was] one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century and the creator (with Georges Braque) of Cubism. The enormous body of Picasso’s work remains, and the legend lives on—a tribute to the vitality of the “disquieting” Spaniard with the “sombre…piercing” eyes who superstitiously believed that work would keep him alive. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to and paralleled the whole development of modern art in the 20th century.
- Encyclopedia Britannica

Georgia O'Keeffe
1887 - 1986
O’Keeffe has remained one of the most important and admired Modernist painters in the United States and one of its most celebrated icons. Through her consistently provocative and distinctively personal approach to image making, she created a body of work that conveys the integrity of her Modernist vision, her independent spirit, and, above all, her profound sensitivity to the vitality of natural forces.... In largely overcoming many critics’ gendered interpretations of her work, O’Keeffe also played a key role in disabusing the art community and the general public of the notion that gender was in any way a determinant of artistic competence or creativity. Thus, she helped to establish a new and significant space for female artists in a realm that has continued to be dominated by men.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Beat German Emil Nolde in Round 1.
  • Walloped Australian Sir Sidney Nolan in Round 2.
  • Prevailed against Ben Nicholson in Round 3.
  • Beat Giovanni Paolo Pannini in the Fourth Round by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Fell to Claude Monet in Round 5.