Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: GRUDGE MATCH: Piero di Cosimo v. Picasso!

We're used to Grudge Matches in Second-Round Elimination -- although their frisson of simmering resentment is always exciting -- but has there ever even been a Grudge Match in Third-Round Elimination?  Yes, there has.  Bazille v. Beckman, January 2014.  Beckman defended his advantage with a big 9-7 victory.

This week, Piero di Cosimo has a second encounter with Mr. Pablo Picasso, who beat him nine votes to four in the Second Round, back in January 2016.  Grudge Match rules, ladies and gentlemen: a tie will belong to Picasso on the strength of his original win.  To stay in the Tournament, Piero di Cosimo must win outright.

Leaving us this week are Jackson Pollack (2-2; 18 vf, 25 va) and Pisanello (3-2; 28 vf, 26 va).



Piero di Cosimo
1461ish - 1521
Florentine

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Spanish




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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.

12 comments:

Christine M. said...

di Cosimo. Pablo Picasso was an asshole.

DrSchnell said...

Picasso.

Nichim said...

Picasso, for, surprisingly enough, more realistic breasts.

Morgan said...

Picasso.

mrs.5000 said...

Ha! Everybody's right so far. Pablo Picasso!

boonec1974 said...

Picasso

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Piero di Cosimo.

pfly said...

Picasso, who was never called an asshole. ...or so I heard.

Hannah Ashley Winner said...

Picasso!!

Michael5000 said...

Pablo! Pablo! Pablo! Pablo!

Candida said...

di Cosimo!

Michael5000 said...

Mr. Picasso repeats his victory, this time by eight votes to three, and sends Piero di Cosimo off to the Garden of four-time winners. That's an awfully good showing! Picasso, meanwhile, will try to keep it real vs. Prud'hon, coming up in Round 4 action!