Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2 TIEBREAK: David v. Goya!

Back at the beginning of December, we started a pair of tiebreak matches here in Round 2, one between Daumier and Gainsborough and the other between David and Gauguin.  Daumier ran away from Gainsborough, but -- in defiance of the transitive property -- David and Gauguin ended up in a dead lock.  Meanwhile, however, Goya and El Greco had gutted it out to a tie of their own further down the bracket.  That gives us two second-round ties, so Jacques-Louis immediately goes back into action vs. Goya, hoping for the chance to take on the winner of Gentileschi/Gericault in Round 3.  Next week, Gauguin and El Greco will throw down for the right to take on the winner of Van Gogh/Gontcharova.

I know.  I'm excited too.

Jacques-Louis David
1748 - 1825

Beat 20th century American Stuart Davis after a tough fight in Round 1.
Tied Honoré Daumier in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
Tied again with Paul Gauguin in Round 2 Tiebreak. YOUR VOTE SURE COUNTS!

Francisco Goya
1746 - 1828

Scored a decisive victory over Jan Van Goyen in Round 1.
Tied with El Greco in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Vote for the artist of your choice in the comments, or any other way that works for you. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.


Christine M. said...


lamanyana said...


Morgan said...


Chuckdaddy said...


mrs.5000 said...

Goya! Though once again, I don't think his strongest work is showing on the screen. And please check your title!

Ben said...

They're both good, but I'm going to go with David on this one.

Chuckdaddy said...

I'm rooting for another tie.

pfly said...

Oh my, I don't know. ...processing....processing.... David by a hair.

Elizabeth said...


Michael5000 said...

I guess I'll go Goya. David is so... classical.

Michael5000 said...

Oh my. Chuckdaddy got his wish, as a 5-5 tie takes Goya to a weird 1-0-2 record and David to a preposterous 1-0-3. Since there are no other Round Two Ties waiting for resolution, they will go into waiting mode, occupying the bracket slot that used to be Gainsborough v. Gauguin, before both of those guys got kicked over into the left bracket.

Voting is, reluctantly, closed in this pairing!