Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #51/64



Faceoff #1: Rosso Fiorentino v. Rothko

Rosso Fiorentino
1494-1540
Florentine

Lost badly to Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Round 1.



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Mark Rothko
1903 - 1970
Russian-born American

Upset by Georges Rouault in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Roubiliac v. T. Rousseau

Louis François Roubiliac
1702 - 1762
French; worked in England

Crushed by Henri Rousseau in Round 1.



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Théodore Rousseau
1812 - 1867
French

Pounded by Peter Paul Rubens 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.

10 comments:

Nichim said...

Rothko and Rousseau. I would vote 10 more votes for Rothko.

Morgan said...

Rosso Fiorentino and Rousseau

Kenneth Noisewater said...

First guy in the first match up.

Second guy in the second one.

Hey, did people shave their pubic regions back then? It sure as heck looks like it.

pfly said...

Definitely Rothko, whose work sadly doesn't translate well to computer screens. And Rousseau, whose works kinda do.

boonec1974 said...

Rothko and Rousseau

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm. Rothko, with hesitation, and Roubiliac.

Michael5000 said...

A grudging vote for Rothko, and an easy-peasy vote for Rousseau.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Rothko and Rosseau.

Candida said...

Rothko, I guess, and Roubiliac.

Michael5000 said...

Well, it's been half a year since the last vote, so I think we can call time here. It's a pair of seven-to-two matches, with Rothko on top in the first one and T. Rousseau claiming the honors down below. The other guys move on to their post-Tournament career!