Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination TIEBREAK: Laurencin v. Raeburn!


We started the Matta/Renoir tiebreak match last month.  This one is the other half of that one.



Marie Laurencin
1883 - 1956
French






Sir Henry Raeburn
1756 - 1823
British






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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: GRUDGE MATCH: Rego v. Redon!

Back in Spring of last year, Redon and Rego met in the Second Round.  Rego won a squeaker, six votes to five, but then ran smack into Raphael in the Third Round and fell to the Left Brackets.  Meanwhile, Redon has waited patiently, besting Moholy-Nagy, Modigliani, and Poussin, hoping always for this chance at revenge.

It's a Grudge Match, my friends!  And by the Grudge Match Rule, there can be no tie!  Or rather, if there is a tie, victory goes to Rego on the strength of that initial victory.  Redon has to win outright to stay alive.



Paula Rego
Born 1935
Portuguese
  • Demolished Ad Reinhardt in Round 1.
  • Nicked Odilon Redon by a single vote in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Stomped by Raphael in Round 3.
  • Snuck by Ljubov Popova by a two-vote swing in the Left Bracket Third Round. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Odilon Redon
1840 - 1916
France




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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Wilson v. Witz!

Richard Wilson
1713 - 1782
British



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Konrad Witz
1410ish - 1446
German



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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Three TIEBREAKER: Bellows v. Ingres!

Here's the other half of the tiebreaker that we launched the day before yesterday.  Long-timers will now have seen George Bellows more than almost anyone else in the Tournament, but they sure haven't seen him recently.


George Bellows
1882 - 1925
American








Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
1790 - 1867
French
  • Beat Victorian painter William Holman Hunt by a two-vote swing in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Crushed Alexander Ivanov in Round 2.
  • Lost to Edward Hopper in Round 3.
  • Tied with Jacob Jordaens in the Left Bracket Third Round. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Three TIEBREAKER: Avercamp v. Jordaens!

Hendrick Avercamp was in on the ground floor of the Infinite Art Tournament -- his name, after all, starts with an "A" -- but he's been locked in ties three times, the most recent one in a match that started in November 2014.

Jacob Jordaens, meanwhile, has been running nose-to-nose with Ingres in a separate Left Bracket Third-Rounder since mid-2015. This week, we're going to break up the logjam. Here's Avercamp and Jordaens, vying for the chance to take on the winner of the Anguissola/Agasse match that has been underway since November 2013. On Thursday, we'll see how George Bellows does against Ingres; the winner of that one will take on the winner of the Reni/Bouguereau match that started about five weeks ago. Yes, that seems odd to me too. The brackets are full of wonders and marvels.



Hendrick Avercamp
1585-1634
Dutch








Jacob Jordaens
1593 - 1678
Dutch





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Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: H. Rousseau v. Sargent!


They were near contemporaries, but it could be argued that their styles were distinct one from another.  Today, the first Saturday of August, gives us a Fourth Round showdown between Henri Rousseau and John Singer Sargent!



Henri Rousseau
1844 - 1910
French
  • Crushed sculptor Louis François Roubiliac in Round 1.
  • Tied with Rubens in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Got by his contemporary and compatriot Alfred Sisley in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Edged by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Round 3 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925
American
  • Beat Juan Sánchez Cotán easily despite crowd support in Round 1.
  • Skunked Roelandt Savery in Round 2.
  • Skunked Dutch still-life master Rachel Ruysch in Round 3.








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