Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Wallis v. de Vlaminck!

Alfred Wallis
1855 - 1942
British

Lost to Andy Warhol in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Beat Edward Wadsworth in First Round Elimination.






Maurice de Vlaminck
1876 - 1958
French

Defeated Simon Vouet in Round 1.
Lost to Maurice de Vlaminck in Round 2.






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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Vigée Le Brun v. Warhol!

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
1755 - 1842
French

Lost to M. C. Escher in Round 1.
Crushed Simon Vouet in First Round Elimination.






Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
American

Defeated Alfred Wallis in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Ambushed by Édouard Vuillard in Round 2.






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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Vasarely v. Zorn!

Victor Vasarely
1908 - 1997
Hungarian; worked in France.

Tied with Velázquez (!) in his first shot at Round One.
Beat Vladimir Tatlin in Round 1.






Anders Zorn
1860 - 1920
Swedish

Defeated Johann Zoffany in Round 1.







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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Escher v. Vuillard!

M. C. Escher
1898 - 1972
Dutch

Tied for First in Phase 1, Flight 4 of the Play-In Tournament.
Placed Third in Phase 2, Flight 4 of the Play-In Tournament.
Won a spot in the Main Tournament Brackets away from Bill Viola in the first "Fight for Their Right" Contest.
Beat Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun in Round 1.
Trounced Maurice de Vlaminck in Round 2.








Édouard Vuillard
1868 - 1940
French

Trounced Edward Wadsworth in Round 1.
Defeated American Andy Warhol in Round 2.








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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: del Verrocchio v. Utamaro!

Andrea del Verrocchio
1435 - 1488
Florentine

Thumped by Vieira da Silva in Round 1.
Beat Veronese by a single vote in First Round Elimination. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Kitagawa Utamaro
1753 - 1806
Japanese

Beat Paolo Uccello in Round 1.
Lost to Félix Vallotton in Round 2.






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Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Semi-Finals: Rego v. Pissarro!





"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Match between Paula Rego (4-1, 30-24, .555) and Camille Pissarro (3-1, 28-14, .666).  Leaving the Tournament is Odelon Redon (4-2, 37-23, .617).


Paula Rego
Born 1935
Portuguese








Camille Pissarro
1831 - 1903
Caribbean-born; French
  • Lambasted Andrea Pisano in Round 1.
  • Came from behind to beat 15th century master Pisanello in Round 2.
  • Won easily against Jackson Pollack in Round 3.
  • Lost to Patenier in Round 4 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!








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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Uccello v. Vieira da Silva!

Paolo Uccello
1397 - 1475
Florentine

Lost to Kitagawa Utamaro in Round 1.
Defeated Maurice Utrillo in First Round Elimination by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!






Maria Elena Vieira da Silva
1908 - 1992
Portuguese; worked in France

Defeated Andrea del Verrocchio in Round 1.
Lost to Vermeer in Round 2.






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