Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Haeckel v. Marc!

We have an unusual match today.  It all started when two neighboring Round Two pairings fought to ties: Haeckel/Marc and Martin/Martini.  Following the traditions and protocols of the Tournament, that yielded two immediate tiebreak contests: Haeckel/Martin and Marc/Martini.  

As it seems to have turned out, Haeckel and Marc tied because we like them a lot, and Martin and Martini tied because we are kind of lukewarm about them.  Perhaps.  In any event, the guys from the first original contest both won their tiebreakers easily.  Cool!  They both progress!  That's what the tiebreak system is supposed to allow for.

Except, since the two tied matches were neighbors, Haeckel and Marc emerge from their tiebreaker round to meet... each other.  Will we have the same voter pool?  Will someone change his or her mind?  Or will they just tie again?  We'll find out soon enough!

Incidentally, because there was no winner the first time these fellows met, this is not a Grudge Match, nor is the Grudge Match Rule in effect.

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.
Crushed John Martin in the Round 2 Tiebreaker.

Franz Marc
1880 - 1916

Defeated American John Marin easily in Round 1.
Tied with Ernst Haeckel in his first try at Round 2.
Defeated Simone Martini easily in the Round 2 Tiebreaker.

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.


Christine M. said...

Marc. Love Haeckel, though.

Nichim said...

Oh good grief. I don't think I was in the pool for any previous matches of either of these, and so I was all "woo! I can help! My lapse of attention to the IAT is not for naught!" But these artists are totally tied in my mind. Sorry.

DrSchnell said...

Haeckel, but a tough choice!

lamanyana said...

Haeckel (by a tentacle)

Elizabeth said...

Haeckel, probably again for me, though I like some aspects of Marc's work.

@Morgan - not for naught - like it

Morgan said...


@Elizabeth - who?

Ben said...

This is a mark for Marc.

Michael5000 said...

Gretchin votes for Haeckel on the Facebooks.

boonec1974 said...

I just don't get Marc. Or maybe everyone else doesn't get his limitations. Or maybe I just like squids better than horse. Anyway, a strong vote Haeckel.

Michael5000 said...

Shu-Ju says "Haeckel or bust" on Facebook.

Michael5000 said...

Jennifer Powers Tylander says "Haeckel for sure" on Facebook.

pfly said...

I said Marc last time, but couldn't quite decide this time. Nor could T, so we threw it to the kids and they both said Haeckel, so Haeckel it is.

Unknown said...

Marc. Those horses... I need to do something textile-y with that one.

mrs.5000 said...

Still Marc, and still a close one.

Michael5000 said...

I love both those Germans, but since I can only vote for one, it's Marc.

Michael5000 said...

Actually, what I just said? That was Susan's vote, cut and pasted in.

Now here's my own vote: Maaaa... Hae.... Huh. Marc, I guess.

Candida said...

Haeckel is glorious--I could look at those all day.

Michael5000 said...

And it's Haeckel! Haeckel wins the rematch, nine votes to seven! Haeckel is going to the Fourth Round!!