Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #31/64



Faceoff #1: Hausmann v. Kneller

Raoul Hausmann
1886 - 1971
Austrian; worked in Germany and France

Tied against Stanley William Hayter in Round One.
Lost to Domenico Ghirlandaio in his second try at Round 1.



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Sir Godfrey Kneller
1646 - 1723
German; worked in Britain

Lost to Oskar Kokoschka in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: de Kooning v. Kossoff


Willem de Kooning
1904 - 1997
Dutch; worked in the United States

Lost to Jeff Koons in Round 1.



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Leon Kossoff
Born 1926
British

Lambasted by Peter Severin Kr√łyer 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.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

#1 - Hausmann

#2 - not wild about either, but I'll go with de Kooning

Chuckdaddy said...

I'm a big fan of the creepy-post-ww1-Germans! And Kossoff.

Morgan said...

Hausmann

de Kooning

Everyone on the top over everyone on the bottom, though.

DrSchnell said...

I agree w/ Morgan - Hausmann and de Kooning, and if I could vote for the top two over the bottom two, I would.

Ben said...

Didn't love ANY of them, but being the good citizen that I am, I will cast my votes:

Hausmann and de Kooning

pfly said...

Erm, well, Hausmann and de Kooning, I guess.

lamanyana said...

Hausmann & de Kooning!

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, Hausmann and de Kooning. For now, anyway.

Michael5000 said...

I'm OK with Hausmann. And let's say de Kooning.

Like many of you, I like the top two artists over the bottom two. I'd go further to say that the eight images here are neatly arranged from best to worst, to my eye.

Candida said...

Kneller and, um, de Kooning.

Michael5000 said...

Twin routs in this one, as Hausmann takes out Kneller 9-1 and De Kooning does the same, 9-1, to Kossoff. Since neither had anything like a great First Round showing, Kneller and Kossoff both leave the Tournament ranked in the bottom ten of all artists to date.