Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Velázquez v. Duchamp!

And here it is, folks: the final match of the First Round of the Infinite Art Tournament!


Diego de Silva y Velázquez
1599 - 1660

Tied with Victor Vasarely in his first try at the First Round.


Marcel Duchamp
1887 - 1968

Tied with Raoul Dufy in his first try at the First Round, back in January 2013.


Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.


Michael5000 said...

We have here two (2) votes from the land of Facebook: Rebecca observes "Velázquez Velázquez Velázquez are you even kidding??" while Mariah notes that "Despite Velazquez's obvious use of a time machine to paint Peter Dinklage in GOT costume, I'm voting for Duchamp (NOT because of that damned urinal, but because of his painting) . . ."

Maddy said...

Never Duchamp!

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Chance said...

Velazquez, for sure.

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boonec1974 said...

Duchamp! Art has never been the same!

And I love showing my kids the urinal and asking them if this is art. They vote a resounding, "No!" If they only knew!

pfly said...

I'm a sucker for Duchamp

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Velázquez

Nichim said...

I don't care. But the realization that I don't care has reminded me that it's the dark half of the year now and I should probably start taking my vitamin D supplements again.

Michael5000 said...

I'll go with "Velázquez Velázquez Velázquez are you even kidding"

Michael5000 said...

And it's a decisive win for Velázquez in the final First Round Match of the Infinite Art Tournament. What a long, strange trip it is! There a lot more rounds left, of course, and Velázquez will try to make his way through a lot of them starting next weekend. Duchamp will also try to make his way through a lot of them, but with a loss already on his record, it will be a tougher gig for him.