Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Vallotton v. Vermeer!

Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
French

Defeated Maurice Utrillo by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Beat Kitagawa Utamaro in Round 2.








Jan Vermeer
1632 - 1675
Dutch

Beat Veronese easily in Round 1.
Vanquished Maria Elena Vieira da Silva in Round 2.







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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Tissot v. Turner!

James Tissot
1836 - 1902
French

Beat Tintoretto in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Put a big upset on Titian in Round 2.








J.M.W. Turner
1775 - 1850
British

Crushed Cy Twombly in Round 1.
Defeated Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Round 2.







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Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Wyeth v. Yeats!

Andrew Wyeth
1917 - 2009
American



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Jack Butler Yeats
1871 - 1957
Irish



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Vuillard v. Warhol!

Édouard Vuillard
1868 - 1940
French

Trounced Edward Wadsworth in Round 1.







Andy Warhol
1828 - 1987
American

Defeated Alfred Wallis in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!







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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Escher v. de Vlaminck!

M. C. Escher
1898 - 1972
Dutch

Tied for First in Phase 1, Flight 4 of the Play-In Tournament.
Placed Third in Phase 2, Flight 4 of the Play-In Tournament.
Won a spot in the Main Tournament Brackets away from Bill Viola in the first "Fight for Their Right" Contest.
Beat Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun in Round 1.







Maurice de Vlaminck
1876 - 1958
French

Defeated Simon Vouet in Round 1.







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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Wood v. Wright of Derby!

Grant Wood
1892 - 1942
American



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Joseph Wright of Derby
1734 - 1797
British

Tied for Fifth in Phase 1, Flight 5 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .385.
Won this spot in the Main Tournament Brackets back in the second "Fight for Their Right" Contest.




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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination TIEBREAK: Laurencin v. Raeburn!


We started the Matta/Renoir tiebreak match last month.  This one is the other half of that one.



Marie Laurencin
1883 - 1956
French






Sir Henry Raeburn
1756 - 1823
British






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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: GRUDGE MATCH: Rego v. Redon!

Back in Spring of last year, Redon and Rego met in the Second Round.  Rego won a squeaker, six votes to five, but then ran smack into Raphael in the Third Round and fell to the Left Brackets.  Meanwhile, Redon has waited patiently, besting Moholy-Nagy, Modigliani, and Poussin, hoping always for this chance at revenge.

It's a Grudge Match, my friends!  And by the Grudge Match Rule, there can be no tie!  Or rather, if there is a tie, victory goes to Rego on the strength of that initial victory.  Redon has to win outright to stay alive.



Paula Rego
Born 1935
Portuguese
  • Demolished Ad Reinhardt in Round 1.
  • Nicked Odilon Redon by a single vote in Round 2. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Stomped by Raphael in Round 3.
  • Snuck by Ljubov Popova by a two-vote swing in the Left Bracket Third Round. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Odilon Redon
1840 - 1916
France




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