Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #15/64


Faceoff #1: Denis v. Derain

Maurice Denis
1870 - 1943
French

Lost to Paul Delvaux on the last vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!



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André Derain
1880 - 1954
French

Lost to West Coast boy Richard Diebenkorn in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!





Faceoff #2: Dine v. Brancusi

Jim Dine

born 1935
American


Lost to Otto Dix in Round 1.




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Constantin Brancusi
1876 - 1956
Romanian; worked in France.

Lost an early lead and lost to Cubist master Georges Braque by a single vote in Round 1! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Languished for the better part of a year after the victory was miscalculated as a tie.
Was reintroduced with Braque back into the brackets in the place of the Dobson/Van Doesburg tie, which was actually a tie.






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.

14 comments:

Ann Piper said...

Denis and Dine!

Christine M. said...

Denis and Dine

mrs.5000 said...

I'm going with Derain over Denis by a nose. And, despite my respect for Dine's printmaking skills, I've got Brancusi giving him the bird by the length of ten giant cartoonish hearts strung end-to-end.

Morgan said...

Derain on the top, easily. And for the bottom it's tougher, but I'll go Brancusi I think.

Elizabeth said...

I struggled with the decision between Denis and Derain, but the happy ladies with strangely-proportioned heads drew me into their garden, so it's Denis this time (though it's freaking cold out today, and the Derain was a big hot sunny Mediterranean temptation). And Brancusi, please.

Chuckdaddy said...

Brancusi for sure! And I'm surprised to find I'm voting against Derain again.

pfly said...

Derain and, yes, Brancusi, yes!

Nichim said...

Denis and Brancusi

Michael5000 said...

I like Denis and Derain better than Brancusi and Dine, but I like Denis and Derain about the same and Brancusi and Dine about the same. I'm going to go.... ABSTAIN up top and break for BRANCUSI on the bottom.

lamanyana said...

Denis & Brancusi

Michael5000 said...

Vote-by-mail for Derain and Brancusi

Candida said...

Denis and Brancusi.

Alison said...

Derain and Dine

Michael5000 said...

I'm changing my abstention to Derain, but that doesn't keep Denis from winning this one 7-6. Dine/Brancusi is still live.