Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination: Hepworth v. Hammershoi!


Barbara Hepworth and Wilhelm Hammershoi both won their First-Round matches, lost their Second-Round matches, and then won the Left Bracket Second Round to stay in the race. This is, as far as I can recall [NOTE: I was wrong about this.  See Chuckdaddy's comment.], the first time this has happened -- winners of First-Round Elimination tend to do really well against Second-Round losers. It's enough to justify this tournament being double-elimination, as if any such justification were needed.

Richard Hamilton's two losses came to Hammershoi and Hepworth, and he leaves the Tournament with a 1-2 record. Also exiting this week is Hans Hartung, also at 1-2.




Barbara Hepworth
1903 - 1975
British





Wilhelm Hammershoi
1864 - 1916
Danish





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.

15 comments:

Christine M. said...

Hammershoi

Morgan said...

Hepworth!

DrSchnell said...

Hepworth

Ben said...

Hepworth

Elizabeth said...

Hammershoi fer shoir.

pfly said...

Hammershoi

lamanyana said...

Hepworth

Chuckdaddy said...

An invitation to scour the tournament brackets? I didnt really need that 1/2 hour of my life...

Assuming this is what you meant, I believe this is the fourth time we've had this situation (Boltanksi/boccione, Bellows/Boucher (with a tie mixed in), Clouet/Claesz, and the current battle). So 4 out of 22, when it would be expected to be 5.5. Which isn't a big difference, but it kind of is because I'd expect the first round winners to have an advantage; their loss was against a winner, and their win was against a neutral (versus their opponents who lost against a neutral and won against a loser). Clearly this phenomenon needs more data and research!

Oh, and a strong vote for Hammershoi!

mrs.5000 said...

I quite like them both--and how many women of the day had Hepworth's success as a sculptor?--but Hammershoi's grayed, wistful scenes feel like short stories in a frame, and have my vote.

Anonymous said...

Hammershoi
--Linda W

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Hammershoi

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote for Hammershoi!

Michael5000 said...

Hammershoi for me!

Candida said...

Hammershoi

Michael5000 said...

Hepworth can not hang on to her early lead, as Hammershoi dominates the late voting on the way to a 10-4 win.

Chuckdaddy: An excellent and definitive corrective scouring to my careless remark.