Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Matta v. de Heem!

Roberto Sebastian Echaurren Matta
1911 - 2002
Chile

Lambasted by Henri Matisse in Round 1.
Decisively defeated German portraitist Anton Raphael Mengs in First Round Elimination.






Jan Davidsz de Heem
1606 - c. 1683
Dutch

Tied with Erich Heckel in his initial First Round outing, back in October 2013.
Beat Marie Laurencin in his second shot at Round 1.
Lost to Quentin Massys in 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, but likely much longer.

15 comments:

DrSchnell said...

Matta

pfly said...

Matta

Michael5000 said...

Mariah says Matta.

Christine M. said...

de Heem

mrs.5000 said...

De Heem for me. I don't think Matisse would have lambasted Matta, it's my understanding he was very polite.

boonec1974 said...

Matta

Elliott said...

De Heem, totally.

Ben said...

de Heem

Morgan said...

I am charmed by Matta.

Michael5000 said...

I continue to like Matta.

Elizabeth Farquhar said...

de Heeeeem

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for de Heem.

lamanyana said...

Matta

Candida said...

Y'know, I'm surprising myself by digging Matta's playful sensibilities. I'd like to see him stick around some more.

Michael5000 said...

Another rip-snorter that came down to the last vote, this one will see Matta advance by an 8-6 margin. De Heem leaves the Tournament with a 1-2-1 record.