Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Semi-Finals: Avercamp v. Basquiat!





"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament, and it's what we're going to be doing on weekends for a while.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Match between Hendrick Avercamp (5-1-3, 71-46, .607) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (3-1, 25-13, .658).  Basquiat has been waiting for Avercamp's series of ties to be resolved since he lost to Balla in an October 2012 match. Leaving the Tournament this week after falling to Avercamp is Sofonisba Anguissola (3-2-1, 44-35, .557).


Hendrick Avercamp
1585-1634
Dutch








Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1986
American
  • Defeated Georg Baselitz in Round 1
  • Decisively defeated Italian master Jacopo Bassano in Round 2.
  • Beat German artist Max Beckman in Round 3.
  • Lost to Giacomo Balla in Round 4.






14 comments:

Christine M. said...

Basquiat

Morgan said...

Avercamp. My gears spun on this one for a while. I like the Basquiat skull painting the best out of everything here, but Avercamp is, on average, nicer.

Michael5000 said...

Rebecca votes for Avercamp on FB.

Alex Shields said...

People on ice? Isn't even a choice, gotta go with that Avercamp

mrs.5000 said...

Sure, Avercamp! Didn't expect he'd be around so long, but I'll take him over that scribbler Basquiat.

Nichim said...

I was going to say "apples and oranges" but they are both such great historical documentarians. So I'm going with the recent history and my man Basquiat.

boonec1974 said...

Elliott and Nora are not impressed by Basquiat and vote for Avercamp. I love both for diametrically-opposed reasons. This is like a an apples versus couches match-up. I'll go Basquiat.

Herpes de L'amour said...

Basquiat!

UnwiseOwl said...

Avercamp.

Michael5000 said...

It would be hard not to get my vote against Basquiat, who even now that he has really grown on me is still, let's be frank, crap -- and it's not going to happen when I've got dear old Avercamp to vote for. Kolf!!!

boonec1974 said...

Nora did a report on Basquiat and would like to change her vote because “I learned about his life and have seen more of his drawings and I know what kind of person he is and I used to not like him but now I do.” In response to your claim that Basquiat is crap, Nora says, “you are coo coo. Basquiat has amazing paintings. Even though he doesn’t draw inside the line they still are beautiful.”

Michael5000 said...

OH SNAP! OK, we'll change Nora's vote until the Avercamp report is assigned.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Avercamp.

Michael5000 said...

And, including in Candida's personally delivered vote for Avercamp, and the Nora Flipflop, we end up with eight, wait, no, NINE votes for Avercamp, five votes for Basquiat. Avercamp will have a tough match ahead against Fra Angelico, and this top edge of the bracket is almost to the point of catching up to the rest of the Tournament. Basquiat heads out with a great 3-2 legacy and a copy of the home game.