Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #48/64

Faceoff #1: Moholy-Nagy v. Ramsay

László Moholy-Nagy
1895 - 1946
Hungarian; worked in Germany and U.S.

Tied with Piet Mondrian in his first try at Round One.
Lost to Amedeo Modigliani in Round 1.


Allan Ramsay
1713 - 1784

Lost to Raphael in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Redon v. Reinhardt

Robert Rauschenberg
1925 - 2008

Lost to Odilon Redon in Round 1.


Ad Reinhardt
1913 - 1967

Pounded by Paula Rego 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.


Christine M. said...

Ramsay & Rauschenberg

Morgan said...

Moholy-Nagy and Rauschenberg, neither with much enthusiasm.

mrs.5000 said...

Like Morgan says, Maholy-Nagy and Rauschenberg. Shrug.

Ben said...

I will echo Morgan and Mrs.5000. Meh.

Candida said...

Moholy-Nagy and Reinhardt, of course!

DrSchnell said...

Ramsay, Rauschenberg

boonec1974 said...

Toss all these jokers out of the tournament! Black on black? Trash glued to a canvas? 3-D shapes floating in the air? Portraits that leave me, a sucker for portraits, cold? Please. Drop two of these and bring back Chagall.

But if I must, let me look at some more images. . . Actually, in a weird sort of way I like Rauschenberg. And, I guess, Ramsay.

pfly said...

Moholy-Nagy, Rauschenberg

bangfrog said...

Maholy-Nagy and Rauschenberg

Michael5000 said...

Susan says: #1 - Moholy-Nagy #2 - Rauschenberg.

Michael5000 said...

Like Mrs.5000 says, "'Like Morgan says, Maholy-Nagy and Rauschenberg.'"

Michael5000 said...

Rauschenberg is in the odd position of having really trampled on his opponent, ten votes against one, with almost no enthusiasm behind him. Moholy-Nagy finally breaks into Round Two, with eight votes against Ramsey's three. Technically there's a 50/50 chance we'll stumble onto a Grudge Match down the road, but somehow I don't think it's going to happen.

Michael5000 said...

Ramsey, by the way, leaves the Tournament with the second worst record to date!