Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Three TIEBREAKER: Avercamp v. Jordaens!

Hendrick Avercamp was in on the ground floor of the Infinite Art Tournament -- his name, after all, starts with an "A" -- but he's been locked in ties three times, the most recent one in a match that started in November 2014.

Jacob Jordaens, meanwhile, has been running nose-to-nose with Ingres in a separate Left Bracket Third-Rounder since mid-2015. This week, we're going to break up the logjam. Here's Avercamp and Jordaens, vying for the chance to take on the winner of the Anguissola/Agasse match that has been underway since November 2013. On Thursday, we'll see how George Bellows does against Ingres; the winner of that one will take on the winner of the Reni/Bouguereau match that started about five weeks ago. Yes, that seems odd to me too. The brackets are full of wonders and marvels.



Hendrick Avercamp
1585-1634
Dutch








Jacob Jordaens
1593 - 1678
Dutch





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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:

Morgan said...

I never thought I'd see the day where the world-famous Avercamp/Bellows tie would be resolved! I'll vote Avercamp.

Alex Shields said...

I mean I'm a sucker for paintings of people on ice so I'm gonna have to go with Avercamp

Christine M. said...

Avercamp

DrSchnell said...

Avercamp

Nichim said...

Jordaens

UnwiseOwl said...

Avercamp, but a tight one.

boonec1974 said...

Avercamp is back! Him!

mrs.5000 said...

Ooh, toughie. I'll go with Jordaens.

Michael5000 said...

Susan says: Jordaens It's close between those contemporaries -- Avercamp is good too. The Devil & a greater variety of subject win it for Jordaens.

Candida said...

Avercamp.

Michael5000 said...

See, this is a tough 'un because it pits a guy with a loveable shtick against a guy who is probably a superior artist, but whose versitility renders him a little less immediately interesting. To vote for Avercamp, for me, would be essentially voting for my own ability to identify and enjoy an Avercamp. So this time I'll go for Mr. Jordaens.

Michael5000 said...

But although Jordaens got some attention late in the game, it looks like it wasn't enough to prevail against Avercamp's big lead. He'll leave the Tourney with an enviable 3-2-1 record, and Avercamp joins Jan Bruegel as one of the few artists to make it into Third Round elimination after losing their opening match. How far can he go? We'll find out!