Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Cartier-Bresson v. Banksy!

Here's a Tournament first: with Henri Cartier-Bresson winning in the Left Bracket, and with Banksy falling to Klee in the Third Round, we have the first ever meeting between two artists who entered through the Play-In Tournament.  Well, except for in the Play-In Tournament itself, that is.



Henri Cartier-Bresson
1908 - 2004
French






Banksy
b. 1974
British
  • Finished Third in Phase 1, Flight 2 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .600.
  • Tied for First in Phase 2, Flight 5 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .500.
  • Got past Pierre Bonnard in Round 1.
  • Tromped on Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Round 2.
  • Lost to Paul Klee in Round 3.




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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.

14 comments:

Christine M. said...

Banksy

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Cartier-Bresson, and la recherche du temps perdu.

boonec1974 said...

Banksy

Michael5000 said...

Mariah via FB: "One of the toughest pairings yet. Despite a deep love of Banksy, I'm voting Cartier-Bresson. With feeling."

Maddy said...

Banksy, though it's a hard choice. His images are meaningful and I tend to favor painters over photographers.

pfly said...

I guess Cartier-Bresson was a pioneer, but I find it hard to get that excited by his photos. Banksy makes me smile at least. I'll go Banksy.

Morgan said...

Banksy.

mrs.5000 said...

I can imagine being surprised and even delighted by one of Banksy's works if I chanced upon it in real life. But they're all very much one-liners. Side by side on the screen, there's no comparison, Cartier-Bresson is the one that makes me smile.

Candida said...

I do love me some Cartier-Bresson, but I'm still feeling Banksy.

lamanyana said...

Banksy

Elliott said...

Cartier-Bresson

Michael5000 said...

Henri! Cartier! Bresson! Three times the names, a hundred times the interesting!

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Banksy.

Michael5000 said...

Well, it looks like it's Banksy, 8-5, in the first match between play-in artists. Cartier-Bresson leaves the Tournament, but we got to see him seven times before he left us.