Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Kupka v. Ghirlandaio!

Frantisek Kupka and Domenico Ghirlandaio both won into the Third Round before taking a loss, Ghirlandao to Krøyer and Kupka to La Tour. Both of them have now won their matches in the Left Bracket Third Round -- Kupka against Raoul Hausmann, whom Ghirlandao beat all the way back in Round One -- but only one can move on from here. Will it be the 20th century Czech or the 15th century Italian? Let's see!

Leaving us this week are Hausmann (3-2-1) and the American Thomas Cole (also 3-2-1).  Cole breaks into the top ten of artists who have left the tournament: his "batting average" of .564 (44 votes for, 34 votes against) is the 8th best out of 205.

Frantisek Kupka
1871 - 1957
Czech; worked in France
  • Defeated Wilfredo Lam in an unusual Cuban/Czech IAT Round 1 pairing.
  • Beat beachcomber Andres Amador in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Lost to Georges de La Tour in Round 3, again by a single vote.
  • Mauled Raoul Hausmann in the Left Bracket Third Round.

Domenico Ghirlandaio
1449 - 1494


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...


Morgan said...

Kupka, although I'm also a fan of the 15th century Italian.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Ghirlandaio.

DrSchnell said...


boonec1974 said...


pfly said...

20th century Czech.

mrs.5000 said...

Definitely Ghirlandaio for me.

Michael5000 said...

Oh geez. I'd be happy to have either of these guys win. Ghirlandaio has really grown on me, and it's nice to see somebody who had trouble out of the gate staying alive this long. I'm going with him.

Nichim said...


Candida said...

This one is a struggle, but I'm going with Kupka, in part because he makes me like a style I'm not generally a fan of.

Michael5000 said...

Wellp, it looks like this one is a five-five TIE! Since it's the first ever tie in this bracket, there's no way to resolve it immediately, so we'll set it aside and give both guys another shot somewhere down the line.