Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Marc v. Manet!


It's a battle of big-name artists today, as Franz Marc and Édouard Manet meet in Third Round Elimination. Marc arrives after a fairly brisk dispatching of Man Ray, who exits with 3 wins, 2 losses, and an overall vote total of 29-32. Manet took out Theo Van Doesburg, whose strange run through the Tournament left him with an admirable 3-2-1 record, but a vote count (29-43) that makes him the most voted against artist in the entire Tournament to date.



Franz Marc
1880 - 1916
German






Édouard Manet
1832 - 1883
French




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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.

10 comments:

Morgan said...

I have grown very fond of Marc throughout this tournament, and I still like Manet about the same as the first time I saw him -- which is quite a bit, but not enough this time. Marc gets my vote this round.

DrSchnell said...

Marc

Alex Shields said...

Manet

Christine M. said...

Marc

UnwiseOwl said...

Manet, but again, extremely close.

boonec1974 said...

Manet

Nichim said...

Marc, and I am really tired of seeing pictures of this strange real or imagined olden days phenomenon of only men wearing clothes at picnics. If it's just something that everyone did, I guess I can't fault Manet for documenting his context, but, well, I'm tired of looking at it.

Michael5000 said...

My understanding is that Manet, too, thought the phenomenon of only men wearing clothes at picnics was pretty odd. The point of this painting was that it exposed the classical naked-girls-at-picnics trope as bogus by yoinking it into a contemporary setting. I believe some people claim that this art-as-comment-on-the-artistic-tradition quality of the picture makes it the kickoff painting of "modern art." Except now, since so much time has gone by, it is just another naked-girls-at-picnics picture from the indeterminate past, which takes a lot of the wind out of its sails. Also, ironic naked girls at a picnic are still naked girls at a picnic.

Having said all that, I like Manet a little more than Marc.

mrs.5000 said...

Like the pretty animals, but I'll go with the wider-ranging Manet.

Michael5000 said...

Susan loves Marc, but votes for Manet.