Thursday, November 17, 2016

Third Thursday Semi-Finals: Cézanne v. Cassatt!

Third Thursday: Bringing big names to your mid-month!

"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination Match.  It pits Paul Cézanne (4-1, 38-24, .613) and Mary Cassatt (4-1, 44-25, .638). Leaving the Tournament at their hands are Canova (5-2, 54-40, .574) and Chardin (4-2, 41-32, .562). Canova, who had fought his way left after losing in the First Round (to Caravaggio) ties the record for most wins of any artist leaving the Tournament; his "batting average" of votes in favor is the 14th highest of any ousted artist.  Chardin, whose two losses were to today's two contestants, isn't too far behind him, in 19th.

Paul Cézanne
1839 - 1906
  • Didn't have much trouble with Benvenuto Cellini in Round 1.
  • In a contest of many mixed feelings, got past Marc Chagall in Round 2.
  • Edged out French genre master Chardin in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Upset by underdog Frederick Church in their June 2013 Round 4 match. It was a two-vote swing! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Defeated Canova in the Left Bracket Fourth Round.

Mary Cassatt
1844 - 1926
American; worked in France


Christine M. said...


Nichim said...


Morgan said...

Cézanne. It's awful close, though.

boonec1974 said...

Cezanne. It's almost like you can see his pictures dissolving back into their colors.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Cézanne

DrSchnell said...


mrs.5000 said...

Well, it takes someone as stellar as Cezanne to get me to vote against Cassatt. But I guess that's why they call it the Semifinals.

pfly said...

ditto mrs5000. Cézanne.

Candida said...

Cassatt, absolutely.

Michael5000 said...

Dang, you know, I realize that this is probably the "wrong answer" -- but I think I prefer Cassatt. Dig 'em both! Understand why Cezanne's more important. But prefer Cassatt!

Anonymous said...


Michael5000 said...

Good news for people who want Cezanne to win: Cezanne wins! He beats Cassatt with seven votes against four. Cassatt leaves the Tournament; Cezanne will move on to a tough one against Albrecht Durer.