Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Duchamp v. Vasarely!

Marcel Duchamp
1887 - 1968

Tied with Raoul Dufy in his first try at the First Round, back in January 2013.
Trounced by Velázquez in Round 1.
Beat Francesco Zuccarelli in First Round Elimination by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Victor Vasarely
1908 - 1997
Hungarian; worked in France.

Tied with Velázquez (!) in his first shot at Round One.
Beat Vladimir Tatlin in Round 1.
Lost to Sweden's Anders Zorn 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, but likely much longer.


Morgan said...

Vasarely, I think. I understand Duchamp was fairly influential, but I don't think his art stands up (at least, the ones we've seen here).

UnwiseOwl said...

Duchamp, though neither are really doing it for me today.

Christine M. said...

Oh, Duchamp, you rascal. It's all your fault. Contemporary art, that is. On the other hand, we actually have a work by Vasarely at our library. So...hmm. Duchamp.

Chance said...

Vasarely. I can't vote for Duchamp. I blame him and his urinal for Damien Hirst.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah votes for Vasarely on FB.

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mrs.5000 said...

Oh, Duchamp by a mile. You can't blame him for everything.

Nichim said...

Duchamp, I think.

Michael5000 said...

Susan vote for Vasarely

Michael5000 said...

Duchamp, who I think is getting picked on for having been first to arrive at an inevitable insight, and who made lots of cool, meticulously crafted art. And, why is Vasarely still with us, again?

Candida said...


Michael5000 said...

And that's the end, not just of the match, but also the entire Left Bracket Second Round. Duchamp the trickster lost the first count by a vote, but has won any number of recounts, and I'm not comfortable he got six votes, and Vasarely only five.

There is a pending tie elsewhere in Second Round Elimination, so Sluter is going to be brought way down to take on Dechamp in his next contest. Where, in this bottommost branch of the brackets, you would expect to see Zunchen taking on Zygottia for the right to take on Zoro, we'll actually have Sluter taking on Duchamp for the right to take on Leighton. Cool!