Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Steen v. Sutherland!

Jan Steen
1626ish - 1679
Dutch

Defeated Frank Stella in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Won easily against Adriaen van Ostade in Round 2.







Graham Sutherland
1903 - 1980
British

Defeated George Stubbs in Round 1.
Won easily against Clyfford Still in Round 2.







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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Toulouse-Lautrec v. Turner!

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1864 - 1901
French

Crushed Jean-François de Troy in Round 1.







J.M.W. Turner
1775 - 1850
British

Crushed Cy Twombly in Round 1.







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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Wallis v. Warhol!

Alfred Wallis
1855 - 1942
British


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Andy Warhol
1828 - 1987
American




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Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Semi-Finals: Filippino Lippi v. Goldsworthy!





"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Match between Filippino Lippi (5-1, 47-22, .681) and Andy Goldsworthy (3-1-1, 48-21, .696).  Leaving the Tournament as Lippi's fifth consecutive victim is Ansel Adams (3-2, 36-27, .571).


Filippino Lippi
1457 - 1504
Florentine







Andy Goldsworthy
born 1956
British






Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Tissot v. Titian!

James Tissot
1836 - 1902
French

Beat Tintoretto in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







Titian
1488ish - 1576
Venetian

Defeated Mark Tobey in Round 1.







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Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Vuillard v. Wadsworth

Édouard Vuillard
1868 - 1940
French



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Edward Wadsworth
1889 - 1949
British



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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: de Staël v. Smith!

Nicolas de Staël
1914 - 1955
Russian; worked in France

Pounded by Léon Spilliaert in Round 1.
Defeated Chaim Soutine in First Round Elimination.






David Smith
1906 - 1965
American

Beat Frans Snyders by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Lost to Venetian master Sodoma in Round 2.







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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

You May Never Learn What I Think of Tellurium


It's the tenth anniversary of Infinite Art Tournament (formerly L&TM5K)!!!


...which, in blog years, is like living to 580.  ...well, maybe not quite.  It's like dog years: keeping a blog for four months gets you to ripe middle age, after which you are pretty much aging in real time.  Perhaps.  Really, I'm just making this up.

Anyway, I thought I might celebrate the tenth anniversary by... stopping.  Everything except for the Tournament itself, of course.  We'll keep working the Tournament.  But the other features that have so singularly failed to go viral -- the saints! the elements! the movie reviews! the quizzes!  the boring postcards! -- well, I think maybe it's time to declare total victory and move on.  And with that comes my deepest gratitude to anyone who has to any extent followed any of this stuff over the years.

Unless I change my mind, of course.  See ya tomorrow for more Left Bracket Round Two action!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Soulages v. Spilliaert!

Pierre Soulages
Born 1919
French

Lost badly to Sodoma in Round 1.
Beat Frans Snyders in First Round Elimination.







Léon Spilliaert
1881 - 1946
Belgian

Slaughtered Nicolas de Staël in Round 1.
Lost to Sir Stanley Spencer in Round 2.






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