Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination TIEBREAK: Matta v. Renoir!


As we creep ever closer to the end of the opening salvos of the Infinite Art Tournament -- as we begin to contemplate the idea that the Sixth Round will be kicking off, in all likelihood, within a year!! -- it behooves us to nudge some of the more conspicuous bracket logjams.  That's why I'm declaring the Laurencin/Matta match a tie.  It's been 19 months since the most recent vote was cast, and it might be a little challenging for even the most devoted scholar of the Tournament to put his or her finger on why there's anything irregular in the decision.

About that match, Susan said "I would eliminate both Laurencin & Matta. If that throws away my vote, that's okay."  That having thrown away her vote, the six-six tie ensued.  So, Matta will now take on Renoir, who was in a much more recent tie (also six-six) with Raeburn.  We'll get around to Laurencin/Raeburn in a few weeks.




Roberto Sebastian Echaurren Matta
1911 - 2002
Chile






Pierre Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919
French






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, but likely much longer.

13 comments:

UnwiseOwl said...

Ouch, I like Matta, but he's no Renoir. Renoir by a mile.

Morgan said...

Renoir, by a fairly significant margin.

DrSchnell said...

Renoir

Alex Shields said...

renoir

Maddy said...

Renoir, just for a few of his paintings, but I like Matta.

Nichim said...

Matta

Michael5000 said...

Mariah says Matta on Facebook.

boonec1974 said...

Going with Matta

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Renoir

mrs.5000 said...

Renoir!

Michael5000 said...

Look, I know. But Renoir.

Candida said...

Renoir.

Michael5000 said...

Renoir runs away with this one, defeating Matta by a mile, or at least a kilometer. The final tally is nine votes against three.