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!

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Diego de Silva y Velázquez
1599 - 1660
Spanish

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



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Marcel Duchamp
1887 - 1968
French

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



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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.

9 comments:

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!

Morgan said...

Velazquez!

Christine M. said...

Velázquez

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.