Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination GRUDGE MATCH: Miró v. Millet!

Jean Baptiste Oudry beat Gerrard Dou in the First Round, but both artists ended up getting knocked out of the Tournament this week with records of 1-2.  Oudry fell to Jean-François Millet and Dou to Joan Miró.

Millet and Miró, meanwhile, have a First Round history of their own.  When they met back in April, in a contest that barely made a voting quorum, it was
Miró who ended up advancing 5-4 to take on Michelangelo.  That means that Millet needs to win outright this time to stay alive.  In the event of a tie, Miró will win on the strength of his earlier victory.  That's some catch, that grudge match rule.

Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
  • Defeated Jean-François Millet by a single vote in Round 1.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to one "Michelangelo" in Round 2.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Crushed Gerrard Dou in the Left Bracket Second Round.

Jean-François Millet
1814 - 1875

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.


Christine M. said...


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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'll take the first painter. Those look fun and colorful. That lady shoveling coal depresses me. I bet her back hurts like a mother.

mrs.5000 said...

Tough call. I voted for Miro in the first round, but it was a toss-up. I can sometimes find Miro charming, but usually not so much. Millet can seem sentimental, but that goes with what he was trying to achieve. Having looked and thought about it, I'm going with Millet in this one.

pfly said...

Miro for me.

chuckdaddy said...


Michael5000 said...

Susan says Millet.

Michael5000 said...

Michael5000 says Miró.

Nichim said...


Candida said...

I'm sticking with Millet.

Michael5000 said...

Well, it's been a couple years since the last vote, so I'll call time here with a one-vote swing: Miro six votes, Millet five. That's enough to keep Miro alive, while Millet heads to the showers. Miro has won two straight after falling to Michaelangelo, and will take on Massys in the Left Bracket Third Round.