Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Sisley v. Ruysch!



Alfred Sisley
1839 - 1899
French






Rachel Ruysch
1664 - 1750
Dutch
  • Beat Jacob van Ruisdael easily in Round 1.
  • Took down Francesco Salviati in Round 2.
  • Skunked by John Singer Sargent in Round 3.




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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #63/64



Faceoff #1: Tàpies v. Wilson

Antoni Tàpies
1923 - 2012
Spanish

Tied with Vladimir Tatlin in his first try at Round One.
Lost to Frederic Leighton, badly, in a Round 1 tiebreaker.



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Richard Wilson
1713 - 1782
British

Lost to Konrad Witz in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Faceoff #2: Wright of Derby v. Yeats

Joseph Wright of Derby
1734 - 1797
British

Tied for Fifth in Phase 1, Flight 5 of the Play-In Tournament, with a voting score of .385.
Won a spot in the Main Tournament Brackets back in the second "Fight for Their Right" Contest.
Lost to Grant Wood in Round 1.



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Jack Butler Yeats
1871 - 1957
Irish

Pounded by Andrew Wyeth in Round 1.





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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: van Ruisdael v. Rossetti!

Jacob van Ruisdael lost his opener, but has won three straight to survive into the current match. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, meanwhile, started hot with two wins, but then lost in the Third Round. One of them will lost momentum permanently in this match, and the other will live to paint another day. Which will be which? YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!



Jacob van Ruisdael
1628 - 1682
Dutch






Dante Gabriel Rossetti
1828 - 1882
British
  • Beat Rosso Fiorentino easily in Round 1.
  • Got by Georges Rouault without much difficulty in Round 2.
  • Lost to Henri Rousseau in Round 3 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!




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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: de Troy v. Titian!

Jean-François de Troy
1679 - 1752
French

Stomped by Toulouse-Lautrec in Round 1.
Defeated Cy Twombly in First Round Elimination.








Titian
1488ish - 1576
Venetian

Defeated Mark Tobey in Round 1.
Lost in a conspicuous upset to James Tissot in Round 2.






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Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Wood v. Wyeth!

Grant Wood
1892 - 1942
American

Beat Wright of Derby in Round 1








Andrew Wyeth
1917 - 2009
American

Defeated Jack Butler Yeats in Round 1.






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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Tintoretto v. Toulouse-Lautrec!

Jacopo Tintoretto
1518 - 1594
Venice

Lost to James Tissot in Round 1.
trounced American Mark Tobey in First Round Elimination.






Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1864 - 1901
French

Crushed Jean-François de Troy in Round 1.
Lost to J.M.W. Turner in Round 2.






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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Severini v. Schiele!


Gino Severini
1883 - 1966
Italian; worked in France







Egon Schiele
1890 - 1918
Austrian
  • Beat Christian Schad in Round 1.
  • Beat Julian Schnabel easily in Round 2.
  • Lost to Kurt Schwitters in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!




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