Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination GRUDGE MATCH: Klimt v. Kline!


You know what we haven't had around here for a while?  A grudge match, that's what!  Gustav Klimt really beat up on Franz Kline back in Round 1, but then fell to Paul Klee to end up in the Left Bracket himself.  Meanwhile, Kline has done fairly well for himself against International Blue Klein and Ernst Kirschner -- not, perhaps, the most daunting of opponents -- and finds himself with a rare chance at redemption!  Remember the Grudge Match Rule: Kline would have to win outright.  If it's a tie, Klimt wins on the strength of his previous victory.

Kirschner gets knocked out of the tournament this week with a record of 1-2 (16-25), and Pierre Bonnard goes out at 1-2-1 (21-29).




Gustav Klimt
1862 - 1918
Austrian





Franz Kline
1910 - 1962
American





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.

14 comments:

mrs.5000 said...

And the fight begins with an intricately patterned uppercut from Klimt!

DrSchnell said...

Kissy-face Klimt

Morgan said...

Klimt, baby, Klimt

Maddy said...

No one beats Klimt. I'd back him against Titian. Actually, I'd back a lot of people against Titian.

Ben said...

This one's easy for me: Klimt.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Klimt, with a sad farewell to Kline's sort-of calligraphy.

boonec1974 said...

Klimt by a factor of about 1,000.

pfly said...

Klimt

Michael5000 said...

Mariah voted for Klimt on the FB feed...

Michael5000 said...

Me, I'm not all that into Klimt. I'll start the comeback for Kline's sort-of calligraphy.

Michael5000 said...

Susan stalls the Kline comeback with a vote for Klimt.

Monica said...

So Kline. My word, you guys.

Candida said...

Klimt!

Michael5000 said...

Despite the combined voices of Monica and myself -- when I was tallying the votes I mistakenly wrote the two sides as "Klimt" and "Michael5000" -- Klimt ratifies his First Round victory with panache and ease. It's 11 votes to 2! Well, if it were just about MY favorite artists, the Tournament would have been over after a single rainy afternoon, right?

Klimt will move on to take on Kapoor in one of those Austria/India matches that so clutter the Tournament. And Kline gets a copy of our home game.