Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round TIEBREAK

Ties in First Round Elimination are pretty darn rare.  It's been a year and a half since the last one.  But, Yves Tanguy and Gerhard Ter Borch ended up deadlocked last weekend, and we're ready to do some tiebreaking.

Kenneth Noland and Tanguy will fight for the "upper" spot; the winner will take on Barnett Newman on the sixth page of the brackets.  Emil Nolde will contend with Ter Borch to stay alive in the bottom spot, with the winner of that one slated against Hendrick Terbrugghen on page eight.

Faceoff #1: Noland v. Tanguy

Kenneth Noland
1924 - 2010

Lost badly to Australia's Sir Sidney Nolan in Round 1.
Tied with Emil Nolde in First Round Elimination.


Yves Tanguy
1890 - 1955

Lost to Rufino Tamayo in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Tied with Gerard Ter Borch in Round 1 Elimination.  

Faceoff #2: Nolde v. Ter Borch

Emil Nolde
1867 - 1956

Pounded by Georgia O'Keeffe in Round 1.
Tied with Kenneth Noland in Round 1 Elimination.  


Gerard Ter Borch
1617 - 1681

Lost to David Teniers in Round 1.
Tied with Yves Tanguy in First Round Elimination.

Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.

Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off.  Opining that both of the artists in one of the two faceoffs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same faceoff is not permissible.


Nichim said...

I vote for the first artist presented in each pair

Morgan said...

Noland/Nolde for me too

Unknown said...

Noland and Ter Borch

UnwiseOwl said...

Tanguy and Ter Borch here, please.

Christine M. said...


Eavan Moore said...

Tanguy and Ter Borch.

boonec1974 said...

Tanguay and Ter Borch

Michael5000 said...

Mariah went for Tanguy, and only Tanguy, on Facebook.

mrs.5000 said...

Tanguy and Ter Borch!

Michael5000 said...

Susan says " #1 - Tanguy #2 - Terborch"

Michael5000 said...

Ter Borch on the bottom, and... I'm going to say it's a wash on the top. A good wash.

Candida said...

Tanguy and Ter Borch.

Michael5000 said...

So, up top we've got Tanguy prevailing over Noland, seven votes to four. On the bottom, Ter Borch has eight votes to Noldes' three. There was one abstention in both matches.