Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Canova v. Carrà!

Antonio Canova lost his very first Tournament match, but has since run up four consecutive victories to stay alive into Third Round Elimination.  Meanwhile, Carlo Carrà lost in the second round, but has still managed to reach the present stage of the proceedings with a similar 4-1 record.

What we want to pay attention to here is the Carpaccio Factor.  Canova just knocked Carpaccio (2-2, 18vf, 31 va) out of play, but back in September 2012 it was Carpaccio who handed Carrà his second round loss.  Does this mean that Canova is a sure thing in the present match?  No way.  He has to win the votes.

Also leaving the Tournament this week is French landscape artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (2-2-1; 29 vf, 36 va).



Antonio Canova
1757 - 1822
Italian







Carlo Carrà
1881 - 1966
Italian





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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.

17 comments:

Morgan said...

Very hard, but I will vote for Carr\`a.

chuckdaddy said...

Carra

DrSchnell said...

Canova

elliott said...

Oooh.

Canova

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'll take the first guy. A couple of those are standard in bathrooms. I don't like any art that thinks it's too nice for a bathroom.

Christine M. said...

Canova

DrSchnell said...

So has Monday quiz gone back into hibernation?

mrs.5000 said...

I'll take Canova's elegant sculpture, not quite my thing, over Carra's paintings, which are reminiscent of other artists I like, but somehow not quite as good.

Michael5000 said...

An emailed vote for Carra.

Michael5000 said...

Linda votes for Canova via FB.

Ben said...

I like 'em both, but I like Canova better.

Elizabeth said...

I love Canova's treatment of fabric in stone. Canova!

pfly said...

Surprised by how many Carrà votes there are. Didn't expect to see any really. So my vote for Carrà would be symbolic and I wouldn't mind if Canova won. Well, I'll still say Carrà, but won't mind if Canova wins.

lamanyana said...

Canova (I agree with Mrs. 5000's assessment of this matchup)

Michael5000 said...

Canova. I agree with lamanyana's appraisal of the situation.

Candida said...

Canova still makes me swoon, so that's a vote for me. Er, from me. For Canova.

Michael5000 said...

Canova got the votes! Canova got the votes! So, he's moving on to the Fourth Round, where he'll be taking on big name competition. We'll see if he still makes us swoon.