Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 2 TIEBREAK: Haeckel v. Martin!

Ernst Haeckel and Franz Marc tied in their Second Round contest.  With no previous tie waiting, that put them on hold, but only for as long as it took for me to check the other contest in their bracket pair.  With Martin and Martini locking up 4-4 in a ballot marked by alarmingly low voter turnout, the stage was set for a close-knit tiebreaker.  Instead of the winner of Haeckel/Marc going up against the winner of Martin/Martini, now we'll pair off the winners of Haeckel/Martin and Marc/Martini.  Unless there are more ties, of course.

Ernst Haeckel
1834 - 1919

Finished Second in Phase 1, Flight 1 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .800.
Finished Second in Phase 2, Flight 4 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .500.
Slaughtered Theo Van Doesburg in Round 1
Tied with Franz Marc in his first try at Round 2.

John Martin
1789 - 1854

Beat Italian sculptor Marino Marini in Round 1.
Tied with Simone Martini in his first attempt at Round 2.

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.


pfly said...

Those Martin paintings are pretty amazing, but I have a sweet spot for Haeckel. And there's some Haeckel I like much more than these four, fwiw, like:

Several of jellyfish, such as http://img03.deviantart.net/f11e/i/2009/137/4/5/trachomedusae_by_ernst_haeckel.jpg

And these things, whatever they are https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Haeckel_Stephoidea_edit.jpg/800px-Haeckel_Stephoidea_edit.jpg

And what the hell are these? Aliens? DMT entities? http://biolib.mpipz.mpg.de/haeckel/kunstformen/Tafel_017_300.jpg

Christine M. said...


Ben said...

I'll jump on the Haekel bandwagon!

DrSchnell said...

I like both! But Martin.

Morgan said...

Martin for me!

boonec1974 said...


Elliott said...

The opposite of Martin

Elizabeth said...

Haeckel, though Martin is fun to look at.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah goes with Haeckel via FB.

mrs.5000 said...

Haeckel's carnival of diversity over Martin's bombast.

Michael5000 said...

I'll go with Haeckel's precise scientific illustration over Martin's... sure, bombast is a reasonable word for it.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Haeckel -- "so different, hard choice."

Michael5000 said...

The guys from the top tie both trounced the guys from the bottom tie, which will, oddly enough, provoke an immediate rematch. More about that next week. For now, suffice to say that Haeckel advances on a vote of ten to two.