Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Reni v. Bouguereau!

Adolphe Bouguereau has been sweating it in the green room since back in 2014, while Lorenzo Ghiberti held up this chunk of the brackets by tying first with William Holman Hunt, then with Sir Henry Raeburn. Ghiberti finally fell this week, losing to Guido Reni, and leaves the Tournament with the peculiar record of 2-2-3.

Guido Reni
1575 - 1642

Adolphe William Bouguereau
1825 - 1905
  • Finished Second in Phase 1, Flight 2 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .733.
  • Finished First in Phase 2, Flight 2 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .455.
  • Walloped Domenico Beccafumi in the Main Tournament First Round.
  • Walloped Gwen John in Round 2.
  • Lost to Frida Kahlo in Round 3 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!


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.


Nichim said...


boonec1974 said...

Put a stake through his heart, Reni!

Morgan said...


Christine M. said...

Bouguereau, if only because my Aunt Gert's nursing home had several. Miss you, Aunt Gert.

Unknown said...


UnwiseOwl said...

Bouguereau. Reni is fine and all, but some of Bouguereau's ladies could step right off of the page and you wouldn't even look twice.
Obviously not the nude.

DrSchnell said...


mrs.5000 said...

Oh, dear. Reni.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Bouguereau.

Michael5000 said...

Well, you know... Bourguereau.

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Everybody's favorite purveyor of country sentiment and bursting-with-health soft pornography -- mine, anyway -- beats up on poor old Reni, with eight votes against three. Bouguereau moves on to take on Bellows, which is a pretty good match by anyone's standards.