Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #50/64

Faceoff #1: Mondrian v. Rodin

Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944

Tied with László Moholy-Nagy in his first try at Round One.
Lost to Sir William Orpen in a second try at Round 1, by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!


Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917

Upset by Alexander Rodchenko in Round 1. By a single vote! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Faceoff #2: Romney v. Rosselli

George Romney
1734 - 1802

Lost to Salvator Rosa in Round 1.


Cosimo Rosselli
1439 - 1507

Lost to James Rosenquist in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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.


Nichim said...

Faceoff 1 kills me, but Rodin. Not for the works pictured, but for an intense experience I had with his work at the Met once.
And Romney, for no creepy unrealistic babies.

Morgan said...

Rodin, Romney

UnwiseOwl said...

Rodin, Roselli.
Sorry, Mondrian.

Christine M. said...

Rodin, Romney

boonec1974 said...

Rodin for the top and bottom matches.

Michael5000 said...

Well Mondrian up top of course, and then on the bottom there's the question of whether I'd be voting for Romney or for his subject in the top painting, whom I could probably crush on without too much trouble. On the other hand, with Rosselli, I'd be voting for a round painting basically; also, his John the Baptist looks like how I picture Samwise, Frodo's aide de camp in Lord of the Rings. Where are we again? Oh right: Mondrian and Romney.

DrSchnell said...

Rodan enthusiastically, Rosselli unenthusiastically

pfly said...

Rodin, I think. And Romney.

Candida said...

Rodin and Romney.

mrs.5000 said...

Mondrian, Romney.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes-by-mail for Mondrian and Romney.

Alex said...

Modrian and Romney

Michael5000 said...

Two of the biggest surprises for me personally in the Tourney to date arrive in the top bracket: (1) Rodin not only beats but trounces Mondrian, and (2) Mondrian goes two and out. Mondrian? What? Well, democracy is full of surprises!

In the lower bracket, Romney whups it up on Roselli, whoever they are.

Thanks for the votes and the surprises!

Michael5000 said...

I guess Mondrian wasn't technically two-and-out. 2-0-1, he was.

Michael5000 said...

Heh, even after writing the above, I went to the next round and set it up as if Mondrian had won. (It's fixed now, of course.) Still getting my head around this whole "Rodin won" thing!