Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: Schwitters v. Sheeler!

Welcome to June! It's an even-numbered month, so here's a Fourth Round match.  This one is between two of those newfangled "modern" artists, by which we mean artists from the generation of my great-grandfathers.

Kurt Schwitters
1887 - 1948
  • Beat fifteenth century German Martin Schongauer easily in Round 1.
  • Defeated Jan van Scorel in Round 2.
  • Beat Egon Schiele in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Charles Sheeler
1883 - 1965
  • Beat Cindy Sherman in in Round 1.
  • Defeated Jan Siberechts easily in Round 2.
  • Beat Georges Seurat in Round 3 by a two-vote margin. 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. Fourth-round matches are open for at least three months after posting.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

Sheeler, by quite a bit.

Unknown said...


Chuckdaddy said...


Nichim said...


mrs.5000 said...

I quite like both these artists, but have to go with Schwitters.

UnwiseOwl said...

I was almost swayed, but Sheeler.
It's one thing to have a style, but another to let it get stale.

DrSchnell said...


Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

Schwitters, I think. I've been kind of underwhelmed by Sheeler when I see 'em in the field.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Sheeler.

Candida said...

Sheeler, I suppose.

Michael5000 said...

It's Sheeler without much trouble here, taking the match nine votes to three. Schwitters is still with us though. He'll eventually take on somebody in the Left Bracket Fourth Round. It will take a while to sort out who his opponent will be, though.