Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #61/64

Faceoff #1: Vigée Le Brun v. Vouet

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
1755 - 1842

Lost to M. C. Escher in Round 1.


Simon Vouet
1590 - 1649

Lost to Maurice de Vlaminck in Round 1.

Faceoff #2: Wadsworth v. Wallis

Edward Wadsworth
1889 - 1949

Pummeled by Édouard Vuillard in Round 1.


Alfred Wallis
1855 - 1942

Lost to Andy Warhol in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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 face-offs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same face-off is not permissible.


DrSchnell said...

Le Brun, Wadsworth

Christine M. said...

Vigée Le Brun, Wadsworth

Morgan said...

I mean, it's clearly "Le Brun, Wadsworth", right?

boonec1974 said...

Le Brun. And after being wadsworth's lone supporter last round Im already tired of him. Wallis.

Candida said...

Le Brun and Wallis.

Michael5000 said...

Susan: "#1 - Vigee le Brun #2- Wallis -- Exact contemporary Brits & really a tie. I like both second examples best, Wallis' first a bit better than Wadsworth's"

Michael5000 said...

Morgan is right. It's clearly Le Brun... Oh, wait! Honest mistake! Morgan is half right, half wrong. It's clearly Le Brun, WALLIS. Easy typo.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah abstained on this one, on Facebook.

mrs.5000 said...

Le Brun and Wallis, totally!

Michael5000 said...

So here's the damage: Vigee-LeBrun skunks Vouet, or kind of does, except the abstention is kind of like an invisible half a vote for Vouet. Or maybe a negative half-vote? We shouldn't think that way though, since the abstention got us to quorum, which is nine. Similarly, Wallis beats Wadsworth by two votes, five to three with one member abstaining. In this case, the vote for nobody was as good as a vote for Wallis, since it created the conditions for victory. Your vote counts! Sometimes in unexpected ways! Vouet, incidentally, leaves us with the third worst voting record in the history of the Tournament. We shouldn't think less of him for that, though. He was probably better with a paintbrush than any of us. He was premier peintre du Roi, which is more than you can say!