Antonello da Messina wins the dubious distinction this week of being the first artist to leave the Tournament without having lost two matches outright. Sofonisba Anguissola had beat him by two in Round One. When they entered a Grudge Match a few months ago, Antonello da Messina managed to win a voter over, or something, and the two ended up deadlocked 6-6. Except, you can't deadlock in a Grudge Match -- by rule, a tie goes to the previous winner.
Well! Let's see how Anguissola does now against the man who was literally the first artist to appear in the Infinite Art Tournament!
c.1532 - 1625
- Defeated Italian predecessor Antonello da Messina in Round 1 by two votes -- a one-vote swing would have resulted in a draw. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
- Lost to Fra Angelico by a two-vote swing in Round 2 in a match that was thought to be a tie for more than a year. YOUR VOTE EVENTUALLY COUNTS!!!
- Lit it up all over Karel Appel in the Left Bracket Second Round.
- Tied Antonello da Messina in Left Bracket Second Round Elimination -- but thereby wins the pairing according to the Grudge Match Rule -- YOUR VOTE SURE COUNTS!!!
Swiss; worked in England
- Defeated Modernist Josef Albers easily in Round 1.
- Held off Renaissance sculpter Alessandro Algardi in Round 2.
- Lost hard to Albrecht Altdorfer in Round 3.
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