Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3 Semi-Tiebreak: Michelangelo v. Velázquez!

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...
The Unresolved Tie Rule was used for the first time on Saturday to bring us the unexpected match of Metsu v. Zorn.  And may the best painter win!  Today, we continue the madness with a match that might have been... well, I shan't editorialize.  We continue the madness with Michelangelo v. Valázquez!

1475 - 1564

Beat Sir John Everett Millais by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Beat Spanish painter Joan Miró in Round 2.
Tied with Gabriel Metsu) in his first try at Round 3.

Diego de Silva y Velázquez
1599 - 1660

Tied with Victor Vasarely in his first try at the First Round.
Defeated Marcel Duchamp in the final match of Round 1.
Beat Francisco de Zurbarán in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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...


Chance said...

This is tougher than I thought it would be. But that statue pushed me over the edge. Michelangelo.

Morgan said...


Nichim said...


boonec1974 said...

Michelangelo and then some.

mrs.5000 said...

Yeah, if this was a painter v. painter contest, I might champion Velázquez. But it's a sculptor/architect/painter v. painter, and Michelangelo deserves to carry the day without breaking into a sweat.

Michael5000 said...

Susan goes with Velázquez.