Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #56/64



Faceoff #1: Smith v. Soulages

Frans Snyders
1579 - 1657
Dutch

Lost to David Smith in Round 1.



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Pierre Soulages
Born 1919
French

Lost badly to Sodoma in Round 1.





Faceoff #2: Soutine v. de Staël

Chaim Soutine
1893 - 1943
Russian; worked in France

Thumped on by Sir Stanley Spencer in Round 1.



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Nicolas de Staël
1914 - 1955
Russian; worked in France

Pounded by Léon Spilliaert 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.

8 comments:

DrSchnell said...

Can we vote to eliminate all four?
But if I have to pick, Soulages and de Stael

Nichim said...

I vote for the abstract ones.

Morgan said...

Snyders and Soutine.

boonec1974 said...

What Morgan said.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes #1 --Snyder, #2 -- "Sorry to say I'd eliminate both these Russkies."

Michael5000 said...

What Nichim said.

pfly said...

Soulages and de Staël. Easy peasy.

mrs.5000 said...

I find I dislike specialists in dead things. Soulages and de Stael.