Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Popova v. Rego!

We had two tiebreakers going -- they do come in pairs, after all -- in Second Round Elimination.  The top one, with Ghiberti going up against Raeburn, has ended in a tie, leaving poor Bouguereau drumming his fingers as he has been since 'aught fourteen.  In the lower tiebreaker, however, Ljubov Popova pulled away from William Holman Hunt in late voting and moves on to the Left Bracket Third.  She'll take on Portugal's Paula Rego, who was racking up votes in her early outings until she ran into Rafael, and we'll see who survives!

Ljubov Popova
1889 - 1924

Paula Rego
Born 1935
  • Demolished Ad Reinhardt in Round 1.
  • Nicked Odilon Redon by a single vote in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Stomped by Raphael 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...


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Morgan said...


Michael5000 said...

On Facebook, Matt voted one way and Keiko the other. I, um, forget which was which. I'll check later!

boonec1974 said...


Nichim said...

I've voted for Popova at least once before when I wouldn't have expected to, on the strength of the second painting from the bottom, but I still have thin interest in cubism, if this is cubism. So, Rego. I love the one with the boot polishing.

Michael5000 said...

Ooh, welcome back Rego!! I didn't realize I was missing you, but I was!

Michael5000 said...

Susan says " Popova Hard choice - I also like Rego."

pfly said...


Candida said...

I'm not a fan of either, but I guess I'm slightly less against Rego.