Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Seurat v. Schiele!


Neither Georges Seurat and Egon Shiele had very long adult lives, so it's perhaps all the more impressive that they've both survived into Third Round Elimination.  The first step for Seurat was getting past Gino Severini, the same guy who Shiele beat to make it into this match, so the two of them gave Severini the two losses that bump him out of the Tournament at 3-2; 28 vf, 24 va.

Also leaving this week is Jan van Scorel  (3-2; 26 vf, 28 va).



Georges Seurat
1859 - 1891
French






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!!!
  • Beat Gino Severini in the Left Bracket Third Round by a single vote. YOUR VOTE STILL COUNTS!!!



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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.

15 comments:

Morgan said...

Seurat. But man, it's close for me.

Alex Shields said...

Seurat

Christine M. said...

Seurat

Michael5000 said...

Rebecca votes for Seurat on FB.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah votes for Seurat on FB.

Nichim said...

Schiele, and I think all of y'all who voted for Seurat are nutso. Or maybe you just have different aesthetics from mine.

mrs.5000 said...

I'm surprising myself just a bit by preferring Schiele. At least this morning.

boonec1974 said...

I really liked where Seurat was going artistically before he died. More like his first one here and he'd get my vote. And I'm not sure Schiele, despite dying even younger, would've gone in more interesting directions. But what he did was creepily awesome.

boonec1974 said...

And two votes from my children for Seurat.

Herpes de L'amour said...

Schiele!

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Schiele.

UnwiseOwl said...

Suerat, but it's close.

Michael5000 said...

I've just got no enthusiasm for either of these two guys...

Candida said...

Seurat.

Michael5000 said...

Schiele put up a fight, but it was too little too late after Seurat's dazzling start -- the dotty guy gets the win, nine votes to five. Seurat advances against Spenser, while Schiele returns to civilian life.