Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Gabo v. Fragonard!

What do Gabo and Fragonard have in common? Resentment of Caspar David Friedrich, that's what. He gave both of them their first loss in the Tournament; now, one of them will inflict a second loss on the other. Who will live to see the Fourth Round?

Gabo got here by knocking Jacques-Louis David out of the Tournament with a strange 2-2-3 record; the guy just couldn't stop tying. Meanwhile, David Hockney fell out after losing to Fragonard. Hockney's final record with 3-2-1.

Naum Gabo
1890 - 1977

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806
  • Beat American Sam Francis without too much trouble in Round 1.
  • Won a close one against Helen Frankenthaler in Round 2.
  • Crushed by Caspar David Friedrich in Round 3.
  • Beat David Hockney in the Left Bracket Third Round by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!


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.


Christine M. said...


Nichim said...


Morgan said...

Certainly Gabo.

mrs.5000 said...

It is hard to know how much my lack of enthusiasm for Fragonard is due to my lifelong antipathy toward ruffles, but in any case I'm strongly in Naum Gabo's camp on this one.

pfly said...

Gabo, without hesitation.

DrSchnell said...


boonec1974 said...

Fragonard has grown on me, but I'll go Gabo.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Gabo

Michael5000 said...

Fragonard is still looking good 200 years later, while Gabo's clever and well-crafted creations are yellowing and looking pretty tatty. I'll go with the ruffles.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Gabo dismisses Fragonard, seven votes to three! Gabo takes on Feininger in the Fourth Round; Fragonard retires from the fray content that he won more matches than he lost.