Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination GRUDGE MATCH: Piper v. Pisanello!


John Piper and Pisanello entered the Tournament as First Round opponents last November.  The fifteenth century Italian took that contest, but it was a close one.  Since then, Piper has won two straight, and Pisanello dropped one and then came back with a win.  That sets up today's Grudge Match!  A tie goes to Pisanello on the strength of his original win -- Piper needs an outright majority to survive.

Leaving us today with a victory and two losses apiece are Antonio del Pollaiolo and the late Sigmar Polke.




John Piper
1903 - 1992
British




Pisanello
1395ish - 1455ish
Italian
  • Beat twentieth century Brit John Piper by a two-vote swing in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to Camille Pissarro in Round 2.
  • Made it past Antonio del Pollaiolo in the Left Bracket Second Round by a safe margin.





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, but likely much longer.

13 comments:

Alex said...

John Piper

Morgan said...

Piper!

pfly said...

I'll take Piper here

Nichim said...

Piper!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'm going to go with the second artist. It looks like one dog is chasing a rabbit, and another dog is sniffing another dog's butt. I like a lot of action in my paintings.

Christine M. said...

Pisanello. Just like his work.

mrs.5000 said...

Pisanello for me. He has all the early-Renaissance virtues, plus gonzo drawing skills. His drawings of animals leave everything done before him in the dust, ushering in da Vinci and Durer decades later, and Audubon on Haeckel centuries down the road. Oh, and he basically invented the art of low-relief portraits cast into medals. Plus, yes, his dogs act like dogs!

Michael5000 said...

Susan says "Pisanello"

boonec1974 said...

Piper

Michael5000 said...

I was excited about both of these guys early on, but neither has grown on me. I guess I'm a little more interested in Pisanello.

Candida said...

Pisanello.

Michael5000 said...

And it looks like Pisanello wins this one, with six votes against Piper's five. He'll go on to an challenging match against one Pablo Picasso!

Michael5000 said...

Pisanello wins this one with six votes against Piper's five -- one more vote than he needed to win the grudge match. Piper leaves the Tournament at 2-2 and with a respectable .578 batting average. He'll go on to an challenging match against one Pablo Picasso!