Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Denis v. Braque!

Maurice Denis is the first artist in the Tournament to have piled up four wins in a row after losing in the First Round.  That gets him to today's match, where he takes on his younger contemporary Georges Braque, whose 3-1 record has been carved out quite a ways from his original placement in the brackets due to a vote count error in the early going.

Leaving us are Denis's surprise victim Donatello (2-2; 27 vf, 23 va) and the 16th century Italian Dosso Dossi (2-2; 28 vf, 34 va).

Maurice Denis
1870 - 1943

Georges Braque
1882 - 1963
  • Defeated Modernist sculptor Constantin Brancusi in Round 1 in a thrilling come-from-behind one-vote dust-up! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Languished for the better part of a year before the discovery that his victory was miscalculated as a tie.
  • Made it past Germany's Otto Dix in Round 2.
  • Lost to Richard Diebenkorn in Round 3 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Broke away from Dosso Dossi in the Left Bracket Third 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.


Christine M. said...


lamanyana said...


DrSchnell said...


mrs.5000 said...

I like them both, but am backing Braque.

Morgan said...

Braque by far.

Ben said...


Elizabeth said...


Chuckdaddy said...

I'll go with Denis over cubism's Engels.

pfly said...


Nichim said...


Michael5000 said...

I like Denis mostly as the artist that Chuckdaddy's son did a charming, er, study off of. But I like Braque quite a bit more. Him.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Denis put up a good fight in this one, but at the end of the day -- by the middle of March, actually -- Braque had collected seven votes to his five. "Cubism's Engels" moves to the Fourth Round, where he'll meet Caravaggio. At this level, there are no easy matches.