Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Signac v. Signorelli!

Paul Signac
1863 - 1935
French




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Luca Signorelli
1450ish - 1523
Italian



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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Romney v. Rodchenko!

George Romney
1734 - 1802
English

Lost to Salvator Rosa in Round 1.
Trounced Florentine master Cosimo Rosselli in First Round Elimination.






Alexander Rodchenko
1891 - 1956
Russian

Upset Auguste Rodin in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Lost to Sir William Orpen in Round 2.






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, but likely much longer.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Rodin v. Rosenquist!

Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
French

Upset by Alexander Rodchenko in Round 1. By a single vote! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Ousted Piet Mondrian in First Round Elimination.






James Rosenquist
Born 1933
American

Defeated Cosimo Rosselli in Round 1.
Lost to 17th century sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini in Round 2.







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, but likely much longer.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Modersohn-Becker v. Riley!


Paula Modersohn-Becker
1876 - 1907
German

Tied with Frederic Leighton in her second try at Round One.
Tied with Fernand Léger in his first try at Round One.




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Bridget Riley
Born 1931
British

Tied with Canada's Jean-Paul Riopelle in her first try at Round One.




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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #52/64

Due to a dearth of well-timed pairings, we will eschew the Third Thursday foray into the Semi-Finals this week. Possibly for the last time!

Meanwhile, there is a quorum call out on the following matches:
Please check that you have registered your aesthetic preferences, or at least made a formal statement of your indifference!



Faceoff #1: van Ruisdael v. Ryman

Jacob van Ruisdael
1628 - 1682
Dutch

Thumped by Rachel Ruysch in Round 1.



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Robert Ryman
Born 1930
American

Lost badly to Francesco Salviati in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Sánchez Cotán v. Savery

Juan Sánchez Cotán
1561 - 1637
Spanish

Pounded by John Singer Sargent in Round 1.



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Sassetta
1392ish - 1450
Siennese

Lost to Roelandt Savery 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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Orpen v. Rosa!

Sir William Orpen
1878 - 1931
British

Tied with Adriaen van Ostade in his first try at Round One.
Upset Piet Mondrian in his second try at Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Beat Alexander Rodchenko by a single vote in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!








Salvator Rosa
1615 - 1673
Italian

Beat George Romney easily in Round 1.
Defeated American James Rosenquist in Round 2.







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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Siberechts v. Sickert!

Jan Siberechts
1627 - 1703
Dutch; worked in Britain



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Walter Sickert
1860 - 1942
German, worked in Britain



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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Sargent v. Savery!


John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925
American

Beat Juan Sánchez Cotán easily despite crowd support in Round 1.






Roelandt Savery
1576 - 1639
Dutch

Defeated Sassetta in Round 1.







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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Ruysch v. Salviati!

Rachel Ruysch
1664 - 1750
Dutch

Beat Jacob van Ruisdael easily in Round 1.






Francesco Salviati (AKA Francesco de' Rossi)
1510 - 1563
Florentine

Defeated minimalist Robert Ryman in Round 1.






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.