Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Sisley v. van Ruisdael!

Jacob van Ruisdael lost his first Tournament contest to Rachel Ruysch, but he didn't throw down his paintbrushes; he's won four in a row to make it to Third Round Elimination. He'll face a challenge here against Alfred Sisley, however, who has struggled through to a 4-1-1 record of his own, with his most recent win coming against -- wait for it! -- Rachel Ruysch. Does that mean Sisley will win? OF COURSE IT DOESN'T!!! We have to find out! That's why we vote!

Leaving us this week with excellent 2-2 records are Ruysch (19 vf, 23 va, .452) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (24-21, .533).

Alfred Sisley
1839 - 1899

Jacob van Ruisdael
1628 - 1682


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...

Jacob van Ruisdael

Morgan said...

Likely if this was the first matchup of the tournament, I'd vote for van Ruisdael, but at this point I feel like we've seen Dutch Masters that Dutch Master better than he does, which biases me enough that I'll vote Sisley.

Michael5000 said...

I'm with Sisley, myself, for the same reasons as Morgan.

mrs.5000 said...

I like landscapes, especially if they have a strong human element. Sisley's are townier, more optimistic and personal. He's got my vote.

boonec1974 said...

Ruisdael's are just a bit too dour for me. Sisley.

DrSchnell said...

Oooh, I like both. Can we vote on someone else still in the tournament who's still in but who we hate to leave so both of these can continue? But if I gotta vote, Ruisdael

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Sisley.

Candida said...