Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3 Semi-Tiebreak: Metsu v. Zorn!

As the tournament enters its later stages, if it appears that there will be an unresolved tie in a particular round, the final match of that round will not be held, but will be treated as if it were a tie, and its artists played against the artists from the unresolved tie...
And oh my, it's actually happening!  It seems like years since I formulated that rule, mostly because I did it in 2012.  And now, older and wiser, we stand at the brink of what would have been the last Third Round match -- Zorn v. Valázquez -- if it weren't for the Metsu v. Michelangelo match that has been, perhaps counterintuitively, snarled up in a tie since September 2015.

You've read the rule, you know the situation, so let's get cracking!  Today we're kicking off the Metsu/Zorn contest; next Tuesday we'll move on to Michelangelo v. Valázquez.  There is never a dull moment in the Infinite Art Tournament.  Never.

Gabriel Metsu
1629 - 1667

Defeated Mario Merz in Round 1.
Defeated Play-In Tournament artist Jean Baptiste Oudry in Round 2.
Tied with Michaelangelo(!) in his first try at Round 3.

Anders Zorn
1860 - 1920

Defeated Johann Zoffany in Round 1.
Outpolled Victor Vasarely in Round 2.

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...


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Morgan said...

Both artists in the first match over both artists in the second match! No? I guess Metsu, but it took me a long time to decide.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah votes for Metsu on FB.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Zorn.

Michael5000 said...

Doc Schnell votes for Metsu on FB.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'll take second guy. I like the realism. They look like real people you could see, real people sitting naked by a stream washing their feet.

Candida said...


Chance said...


Nichim said...

I really like them both, possibly better than both artists in the other tie. But I'll vote Metsu as one of my favorite artists I'd never heard of before this tournament.

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