Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #39/64

Faceoff #1: Laurencin v. Masolino

Marie Laurencin
1883 - 1956

Fought to a tie with Sir Thomas Lawrence in her First Round debut, in July 2014.
Lost to Jan Davidsz de Heem in her second try at Round 1.


1383 - c.1433

Lost to Quentin Massys in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Matta v. Mengs

Roberto Sebastian Echaurren Matta
1911 - 2002

Lambasted by Henri Matisse in Round 1.


Anton Raphael Mengs
1728 - 1779
German; worked internationally

Couldn't hold off Hans Memling 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.


Christine M. said...

Not crazy about any of them, but...Laurencin and Mengs

UnwiseOwl said...

Yeah, give me Laurencin's waifs, but I'll take Matta, as I'd happily hang one of those on my wall.

pfly said...

Laurencin and Matta

DrSchnell said...

Laurencin and Matta

Michael5000 said...

Mariah says "Laurencin and Matta."

Morgan said...

Masolino, whose only crime was to be matched against Quentin "The Greatest" Massys. Also Matta, because I really like his first painting.

boonec1974 said...

That Mengs' self portrait is one of my favorites. But this Matta character, with his aquatic surrealism, is super cool. I'll go with Matta and Laurencin.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Out with all four -- losers all!"

Michael5000 said...

I concur with Morgan and am backing the Masolino and Matta ticket.

Elliott said...

The French girl and Memling

Elliott said...

I mean Mengs

Candida said...

Masolino and Mengs.

lamanyana said...

Masolino & Matta

Michael5000 said...

Bad news for Masolino, as Laurencin gets past him in a 7-4 art history upset. But good news for Chile, as favorite son Matta progresses on an 8-3 victory over Mengs.