Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Géricault v. Magritte!

You wouldn't have expected Théodore Géricault to end up in a match against René Magritte, but then again you really wouldn't have expected there to be an Infinite Art Tournament in the first place.  Géricault hangs on into the Third Round by eliminating Ambrogio Lorenzetti, while Magritte falls into this match after being defeated by Andy Goldsworthy in the Right Bracket Third Round.

Théodore Géricault
1791 - 1824

René Magritte
1898 - 1967

  • Skunked -- skunked! -- sculptor Aristide Maillol in Round 1.
  • Won a close one against Mabuse in Round 2.
  • Lost badly to Andy Goldsworthy in Round 3.


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...


Morgan said...

This is one of the first cases of "comments on the IAT have significantly shifted how I feel about an artist". Géricault.

DrSchnell said...


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boonec1974 said...

Magritte can certainly be accused of not being as deep as he first seems. But there is just something his aesthetic and tongue-in-cheek surrealism I adore. Magritte.

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm. Well, I hemmed and hawed a bit, but I'll go with Magritte.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Gericault.

Michael5000 said...

I'm hemming and hawing too, but I'm sympathetic to boonec1974 here and will go for Magritte.

Candida said...

Mmm. Magritte.

Michael5000 said...

Well, that makes it seven votes for Magritte, and three for Gericault. Magritte will take on Lotto next week in Third Round Elimination!