Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #11/64

Faceoff #1: Cellini v. Champaigne

Benvenuto Cellini
1500 - 1571

Beaten by heavyweight Paul Cézanne in Round 1.


Philippe de Champaigne
1602 - 1674
Flemish; worked in France.

Beaten by heavyweight Marc Chagall in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Chase v. Christo

William Merritt Chase
1849 - 1916

Crushed by heavyweight Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin in Round 1.


Javacheff Christo
born 1935
Bulgarian; works in the United States

Defeated by heavyweight Giorgio De Chirico in Round 1.

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 face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


Morgan said...

Champaigne and Chase, although I prefer both of the top to both of the bottom.

Christine M. said...

Yeah, what Morgan said.

lamanyana said...

Champaigne and Christo

PB said...

Cellini and Chase

Elizabeth said...

de Champaigne, though I like Cellini's kinky salt cellar (epergne? whateverthehell).

And Christo, because it is concrete and I am finding Chase's works too vague.

pfly said...

Cellini and Christo!

Chuckdaddy said...

Cellni and Christo

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, I'll go with Cellini and Christo here also.

Michael5000 said...

Vigorous votes for Champaigne and Christo.

Candida said...

Cellini and Chase, though if you asked me again another day, I might not go the same way with Chase.

Alison said...

Champaigne and Chase

Michael5000 said...

Alison's vote wins it for Champaigne; he'll advance with a 6-5 victory.

Chase/Christo is still live.

Michael5000 said...

...and with no late votes coming in, Christo hangs on to beat Chase 6-5. I predict a tough match again Marc Chagall in the LB Second Round. Real tough.