Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Léger v. Monet!

Heavens, no sooner do we see our first results from the sixth page of the bracket sheet, then the whole thing is in chaos.  The Lawrence/Legar tiebreak match that topped the page was straightforward enough, actually, with Léger laying a fearsome beating on the British portraitist.  But then came Modigliani/Modersohn-Becker, a match which saw the two European contemporaries race to a draw in apathetic voter turnout that didn't even really muster a quorum.

Then came an abstract pair --- Moholy-Nagy and Mondrian -- and an abstract result: a six-six tie.  Your vote counts!

Finally, Claude Monet considerately gave Léger an opponent by crushing Henry Moore, who failed to garner a single vote.

For those who have never got around to memorizing the IAT rulebook, the upshot is that Modigliani, Modersohn-Becker, Moholy-Nagy, and Mondrian will reappear in the First Round a few months down the road.  Lawrence and Moore head to the Left Bracket.  And Léger and Monet face off starting right... now.

Fernand Léger
1881 - 1955

Tied with Frederic Leighton in his First Round debut, also in July 2014.
Shellacked Sir Thomas Lawrence in his second shot at Round 1.

Claude Monet
1840 - 1926

Skunked! Skunked Henry Moore in Round 1.

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.


DrSchnell said...

I like Leger, but c'mon - voting against Monet? No way! Monet!

Morgan said...

Gee, tough one. Monet.

pfly said...

I like Leger, but can't not say Monet here.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah says Monet on FB.

Michael5000 said...

And so does Lawrence.

boonec1974 said...

I wonder how long it's going to take for Monet to be voted against? At least one comment longer, Monet.

mrs.5000 said...

Monet, certainly.

Michael5000 said...

I expected this one to be hard, but it ain't. Monet.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Monet.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

I don't think there have been but four or five skunkings in the entire Tournament this far -- and now Monet has two of them, as he pastes poor Léger, 12 votes to none. And frankly I don't think his Third Round opponent is going to do so well either.