Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round TIEBREAK

We've had 84 First Round Elimination contests, and there have only been four ties.  The most recent one before now -- "now" being a deadlock between Munch and Nash -- was in July 2013.  I had to dig back into the archives a bit to figure out how to handle the situation.

So!  Adam Elsheimer and Munch will now compete for the "upper" spot and the right to take on Richard Estes way back on the third page of the brackets.  Jacob Epstein will contend with Nash to stay alive in the bottom spot, and the winner will take on the Master of Moulins on page six.


Faceoff #1: Elsheimer v. Munch

Adam Elsheimer
1578 - 1610
German; worked in Italy

Pounded by Eakins in Round 1.
Tied with Sir Jacob Epstein in First Round Elimination.




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Edvard Munch
1863 - 1944
Norwegian

Upset by Czech art deco guy Alphonse Mucha in Round 1.
Tied with Paul Nash in Round 1 Elimination.  







Faceoff #2: Epstein v. Nash

Sir Jacob Epstein
1880 - 1959
American; worked in Britain

Blew a big lead over James Ensor to lose in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. Your vote counts!!!
Tied with Adam Elsheimer in Round 1 Elimination.  




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Paul Nash
1889 - 1946
British

Lost at the last second to Murillo in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Tied with Edvard Munch in First Round Elimination.







Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two faceoffs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same faceoff is not permissible.

12 comments:

Christine M. said...

Munch and Epstein

Morgan said...

Munch and Nash get my votes, with Epstein as a close third place.

DrSchnell said...

Munch, Nash

Ben said...

Elsheimer and Nash.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Munch and Epstein

boonec1974 said...

I like how Elsheimer transplants us right into the middle of scene, but will still go with Munch. And I love Nash.

pfly said...

I rather like Elsheimer while Munch always seems drab at first. But the longer I look the more I like Munch.

And in the second case, maybe I'm just not as much a sculpture guy. So Munch and Nash for me.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "#1 Munch #2 Nash"

mrs.5000 said...

Munch 'n Nash!

Michael5000 said...

I'll go with the Munch and Epstein ticket.

Candida said...

I'm voting the "E" ticket with Elsheimer and Epstein, please.

Michael5000 said...

Candida can not save the Es, as the guys from later in the alphabet sweep this one: Munch beats Elsheimer 9 votes to 2, and Nash overtakes Epstein 7 votes to 4. And the Left Bracket will unclog, a little!