Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, Loser's Bracket First Round #2/125

Faceoff #1: Andrea del Sarto v. Antonello da Messina

Andrea del Sarto
1486-1530
Italian




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Antonello da Messina
unknown - 1479
Italian




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Faceoff #2: Appel v. Arp

Karel Appel
1921 - 2006
Dutch; worked internationally





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Jean Arp
1886 - 1966
German/French




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Vote for the two artists of your choice!  Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.  


Please note that you may vote only once in each faceoff.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two faceoffs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same faceoff is not permissible.

25 comments:

Morgan said...

DA MESSINA, and then APPEL because his first one makes me grin.

mrs.5000 said...

Da Messina 1779-1843 American?
You're messing with us.

lamanyana said...

da Messina
Apel

Michael5000 said...

Good eye, Mrs.

Jenners said...

I only like Arp

Anonymous said...

Wait... Loser's bracket? Are these guys playing back into the tournament? Or are you going to also have a backwards tournament determining who the worst artist of all time is? Either way, when in doubt I vote against the cupid picture and for... Apel

-Chuckdaddy

Elizabeth said...

da Messina

Arp

mrs.5000 said...

da Messina and Arp

pfly said...

da Messina
Arp

Michael5000 said...

I'm going to go with Antonello da Messina by a country mile, and then Apell because his first one makes me grin.

sphi300 said...

Messina, Apell

Voron X said...

del Sarto and Appel.

Michael5000 said...

By email, there's votes here for Antonio da Messina and Arp.

Candida said...

Da Messina and Appel.

Anonymous said...

da Messina, Appel, yes, indeed.

Michael5000 said...

Anonymous, you need a name for your vote to count...

Odduck said...

da Messina and Appel!

Candida said...

Messina and Appel.

South Vice Dork said...

I realize there's a tie glumping things up (By which, I mean making everything fantastically confusing), but can't this round be decided? It's not parallel to the tie (my way of looking at it).

Michael5000 said...

No can do, Chuckdaddy. Until the Fra Angelico/Anguissola tangle is cleared up -- hopefully, to be frank, with them both winning through -- there's no opponent for Appel/Arp to play. It looks like it will be da Massina v. Archipenko, eventually, but there's no point kicking off THAT match because the winner will have to wait for the resolution of [Appel/Arp] v. whomever. In the meantime, I like having "#2/125" still active to remind me of the time before I realized that the tournament was going to have 1024 artists instead of 1000, before I realized that it was going to have 512 instead of 1024. And I also like knowing that it bugs you.

South Vice Dork said...

Then why did you advance the Archimboldo and Archipenko winner? And, how will
ties be worked out that happen outside of round one? I've been assuming (or maybe you told me) that we are waiting for a different same-round tie, and then a swap of matches will ensue. But I wouldn't put it past you to have something much more confusing up your sleeve.

Michael5000 said...

Inexperience. It was my first tie, and I didn't realize that there was no point in closing down voting on it.

We are indeed waiting for another same-round tie. Let's say it's Clouet and Cornell (although it won't be): what would happen would be that the "upper" artist in each bracket (Fra Angelico and Clouet) would duke it out to advance on the "upper" bracket spot (ie, the winner would face Arcimboldo in the Third Round and the loser would face the winner of Appel/Arp). Anguissola would similarly go up against Cornell down there among the "C" artists.

For all that it sounds kind of arcane, it's a pretty reasonable tie breaker. Having said that, I like the way it makes possible sudden crazy sideways jumps on the brackets. Since I really like both the Fra and Anguissola, it's tempting to think of scenarios where I could use my vote (or withhold it) to clinch a tie between a pair of weaklings...

Alison said...

Sarto and Appel
Appel, haha - I can't stop looking at that first one

Morgan said...

Alison thinks she can vote twice

Michael5000 said...

And this antiquity of the tournament -- "Loser's Bracket" indeed -- finally drags to a close. In the end, Antonello da Messina wiped the floor with Andrea del Sarto, 12-2, while Appel dispatched Arp without too much ado, 10-5.

Voting closed!