Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Bouguereau v. Bellows!

George Bellows (4-1-3) had a rough-and-tumble route to this contest.  After a Left Second Round tie with Bingham, he locked up again in the Left Third with Ford Maddox Brown.  The tiebreaker, with Avercamp, was also a tie.  Only in his third shot did he beat Ingres to make it through to Elimination.  Essentially, the three tied matches of Avercamp/Arcimboldo, Bellows/Brown, and Jordaens/Ingres all went into the hopper, and it was Avercamp, Arcimboldo, and Bellows who found their way out.  Bellows appears now in his ninth contest, probably only the second artist (following Avercamp, who pulled it off on Tuesday) to show up that many times.

Meanwhile, Play-In artist Bouguereau has had a more placid run, with a simple 3-1 record in the Tournament proper.  

Arguably, the two guys have a somewhat different tone.  Let's see who prevails!

Adolphe William Bouguereau
1825 - 1905

George Bellows
1882 - 1925


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.


Christine M. said...


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mrs.5000 said...

Bellows for me. He's not all boxers, you know. A far more wide-ranging and ambitious body of work than Bouguereau, and not a saccharine moment in it.

Morgan said...

Nothing against Bouguereau -- I like Bouguereau! -- but it's pretty obviously Bellows here.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah declares no preference on FB.

boonec1974 said...

Blech. Bouguereau is just the worst. Bellows, you need to knock this creepy fucker out!

pfly said...

I appreciate Bellows but was traumatized as a kid, so Bouguereau

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Bouguereau