Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #46/64



Faceoff #1: Piper v. Pisano

John Piper
1903 - 1992
British

Lost to Pisanello in Round 1.



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Andrea Pisano
1290ish - 1348
Florentine

Lost to Camille Pissarro in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Poliakoff v. del Pollaiolo

Serge Poliakoff
1906 - 1969
Russian; worked in France

Lost to Sigmar Polke in Round 1.




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Antonio del Pollaiolo
1430ish - 1498
Florentine

Lost to Jackson Pollock in Round 1.





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 face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.

15 comments:

Christine M. said...

Pisano and del Pollaiolo

DrSchnell said...

Piper and Pollaiolo

pfly said...

After some googling, definitely John Piper! Nice stained glass windows! And stuff. And in the other match up, um, er, Pisano.

pfly said...

Oops, I meant Pollaiolo in the 2nd matchup.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah says Piper on FB.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Piper and Pollaiolo!

Have I mentioned recently how much I TOTALLY LOVE THE INFINITE ART TOURNAMENT?
I mean, my kid has this idea that a person can only love one other person or creature, such that he can love me but I can't love him because I love Manny (our cat). And if it were that way about things on the internet, I would choose the Infinite Art Tournament as my one and only love object. (And I might even choose it over my cat.)

boonec1974 said...

Piper and... I just can't bring myself to vote for the artist who made that strange "My hands are trees!" picture.

Morgan said...

Pisano for me on top. I am actually going to swing Poliakoff on bottom.

Ben said...

Piper and del Pollaiolo

UnwiseOwl said...

Pisano and Poilakoff.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "#1 - Piper #2 - Pollaoilo The Ps continue not to distinguish themselves."

mrs.5000 said...

Piper and Pollaiolo!

Michael5000 said...

I'll go with Piper, which is a hard choice, and with Poliakoff, which is an easy choice.

Candida said...

Pisano and del Pollaiolo.

Michael5000 said...

Well, I'm afraid you have arrived too late to vote in this match, because voting has ended. When the dust settled, Piper had nine votes to Pisano's four, and Pollaiolo had eight to Poliakoff's three. Maybe Piper and Pollaiolo will meet in Second Round Elimination! But I doubt it.