Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Semi-Finals: Chardin v. Cassatt!





"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Match between Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (4-1, 38-24, .613) and Mary Cassatt (3-1, 36-22, .621). Leaving the Tournament after falling to Chardin 7-9 is Joseph Cornell (3-2, 42-26). Cornell's "batting average" of .618 puts him at third place among the 216 artists who have left the Tournament. He replaces Alma-Tadema in that spot, behind only Antonello da Messina and Boccioni.


Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
1699 - 1779
French







Mary Cassatt
1844 - 1926
American; worked in France
  • Defeated Andrea del Castagno in Round 1.
  • Gave early 16th century Venetian Vincenzo Catena a thorough drubbing in Round 2.
  • Crushed Vittore Carpaccio in Round 3.
  • Blown out by Gustave Caillebotte in Round 4.







12 comments:

Morgan said...

Chardin. It's very close, though.

Christine M. said...

Cassatt

boonec1974 said...

Kind of an apples to apples match, at least subject matter wise. I'll slightly lean Chardin.

pfly said...

I lean toward Mary Cassatt.

UnwiseOwl said...

Tough one. My first thought was that Cassatt had it in the bag, but on reflection I think Chardin and his bubble-boy have done it for me again.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

Cassatt

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Cassatt. This is really a tie for me, so I will vote for the woman." Don't know if she wanted me to pass along that second part...

Ben said...

Cassatt, I think.

mrs.5000 said...

Mary Cassatt!

Michael5000 said...

Two sentimental favorites of mine. I'll go with Cassatt. There's just something about Mary.

Candida said...

Cassatt. I'm not sure whether it's because I've been influenced by The Toast or not, though.

Michael5000 said...

And it's Cassatt taking this one, with eight votes to Chardin's three! She'll take on Cezanne next week in the tough, tough bracket of artists whose names begin with "C"!