Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination GRUDGE MATCH: del Cossa v. Courbet!

Back in 'aught twelve, Gustave Courbet beat Francesco del Cossa 8-4 in the First Round. Yet del Cossa's longing for revenge, or perhaps the votes of his admirers, has kept him alive in the Left Bracket as he gathered up wins over reputable artists like Correggio and Cranach the Elder. Courbet, meanwhile, lost to Corot in the Second Round before coming back to lay a painful beating on Aelbert Cuyp. Cranach the Elder and Cuyp both leave the tournament with records of 1-2, Cranach with a handsome total cumulative vote total of 20 for, 19 against, and Cuyp with a very respectable 17 for, 20 against.

OMG IT'S A GRUDGE MATCH!!! Will del Cossa manage to get his terrible revenge this time around? It could happen! Turnover in the voting pool, new images, and of course the steadily increasing sophistication of all our artistic tastes might reshuffle the deck in his favor. Remember, he has to win outright to stay alive; in the event of a tie a Grudge Match goes to the previous winner.

Francesco del Cossa
c.1435 - c.1478

Gustave Courbet
1819 - 1877
  • Defeated 15th Century Italian Francesco Del Cossa after a see-saw battle in Round 1.
  • Lost to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a guy from the previous generation, in Round 2.
  • Stampeded Aelbert Cuyp in the Left Bracket Second Round.

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, but likely much longer.


pfly said...

My increasingly sophisticated artistic taste tells me to vote Courbet.

Christine M. said...

Love Courbet, but SWAN BOAT! Francesco del Cossa

lamanyana said...

del Cossa

Morgan said...

Courbet any day of the week.

Elizabeth said...

Courbet, especially that last one.

Chuckdaddy said...

Courbet has really grown on me since my round one vote against him. But not enough to overcome the incredible details of Del Cossa.

Michael5000 said...

I wonder who I voted for the first time around? This time I'm definitely going with Courbet and range.

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, I'd pick del Cossa for the Rose Festival, but definitely Courbet for the art tournament.

Candida said...

I'm still smitten with del Cossa, as it turns out. And I still think Courbet's just not that good with reality.

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote for Courbet!

Michael5000 said...

del Cossa tightens things up, coming within two votes, but Courbet prevails 6-4 and will stay alive into the Third Round!