Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Ribera v. Rivera!

Some unusual doings in the Tournament this week.

  • First, one of the matches feeding into the contest that was originally scheduled to run today has failed to make quorum!  Therefore, if you are someone other than Christine M, Morgan, pfly, chuckdaddy, Mrs.5000, Susan, Candida, or me, it it your duty as a good citizen and art enthusiast to proceed immediately to this match and register your vote! Chop chop!! The rest of your Tuesday can wait!
  • Second, there was a First Round tie in the matter of Riley v. Riopelle, which of course causes the usual shake-up of the brackets.  In the original line-up, we couldn't have had a Ribera/Rivera lineup before the Fourth Round, but now we're getting it in the Second.  I'm calling it the Spanish Homophone Bowl.
Meanwhile, I also discovered and recovered the original Manet/Mangold post that you didn't know had gone missing.  That restores the complete record of the Tournament in all its glory, which is oddly satisfying.  But enough news.  Let's get to voting!



José de Ribera
1591 – 1652
Spanish; worked in Italy

Beat living guy Gerhard Richter by a two-vote swing in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Diego Rivera
1886 - 1957
Mexican

Crushed Luca Della Robbia in Round 1.







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.

13 comments:

Christine M. said...

Rivera

Chuckdaddy's Children said...

Nora: I can't choose

Elliott: I love Diego Rivera! But I like Ribera a little more

Morgan said...

Diego Rivera!

DrSchnell said...

Rivera

pfly said...

Rivera

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

v de vaca: Rivera!

Ben said...

The one with a "v".

mrs.5000 said...

De Ribera for me.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Rivera."

boonec1974 said...

De Ribera

Michael5000 said...

I like both of the new paintings better than the first four. But that's no way to vote. I'll go with the old guy.

Candida said...

Ummmmmmm... Ribera.

Michael5000 said...

Rivera with a V beats Ribera with a B by a two-vote swing, and will move on to grapple with Rembrandt in the Third Round.