Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #18/64



Faceoff #1: Fantin-Latour v. Fautriet

Henri Fantin-Latour
1836 - 1904
French

Skunked by Carol Fabritius in Round 1.



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Jean Fautrier
1898 - 1964
French

Routed by Lyonel Feininger in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Flavin v. Fouquet

Dan Flavin
1933 - 1996
American

Lost to Lucio Fontana by a knife edge in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!



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Jean Fouquet
1425 - c. 1480
French

Lambasted by Tsugouharu Foujita 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.

23 comments:

pfly said...

Fantin-Latour and Fouquet

Christine M. said...

Fantin-Latour and Fouquet

Nichim said...

Fantin-Latour and Flavin

Elizabeth said...

Fantin-Latour and Fouquet pour moi aussi.

Ben said...

Fantin-Latour and Fouquet

mrs.5000 said...

Yup, Fantin-Latour et Fouquet, s'il vous plait.

Morgan said...

Fantin-Latour and Fouquet

Kenneth Noisewater said...

None of these pictures really did it for me until I saw the last one with the woman holding a baby with her boob hanging out while she is being mobbed by little kids who look like they're made of chocolate. That one wins.

lamanyana said...

Fautrier
Fouquet

Chuckdaddy said...

Not a real fearsome foursome. I'll go Fautrier and Fouquet

Chuckdaddy said...

Oops. I meant Fantin-Latour and Fouquet

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote says:
Fantin-Latour and Flavin.

Candida said...

Fantin-Latour and Fouquet.

Michael5000 said...

Fouquet, for sure. I've no dog in the other fight, so I'll go with the Noisewater ticket.

Michael5000 said...

Fantin-LaTour crushes Fautrier 10-1 in the top match. The bottom match is still theoretically open for another week or so.

Flavin's Mom said...

Oh, definitely Flavin. He's amazing.

Flavin's Dad said...

It's close, but I lean Flavin.

Flavin's Grandma said...

I love that Flavin. It's so shiny!

Flavin's Sister said...

I guess I'll vote for Flavin.

Flavin's Brother said...

Fouquet

Flavin said...

Me!

Flavin's Grandpa said...

Flavin for president!

Michael5000 said...

I have this thing where it always bugs me when people say "Go to this site and vote for my [sister's [daughter's [friend's]]] video/proposal/photo/etc.!" Even though (or maybe, because) I realize that it's just a way of driving traffic, like a bar hiring a band whose members can produce lots of friends for the show, I always feel like, "Well that's hardly ethical! What if your daughter ISN'T the cutest child posing with a puppy?"

So since I don't throw those kinds of votes around myself, I'm hardly going to let Flavin's family do it, especially when they are clearly under the sway of Tournament enthusiast Chuckdaddy.

Therefore, Fouquet wins this one 11 to 2, and will march boldly forward to take on Carol Fabritius!

Thanks for voting, real people!