Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Cézanne v. Dürer!

This match pairs Cézanne (5-1, 45-28, .616) against Dürer (4-1, 50-19, .725).  Dürer most recently appeared in summer 2015, in a match he lost to Degas. Cezanne won a November 2016 Left Bracket match against Mary Cassatt, who consequently leaves us at 4-2, 48-32, .600.

Cézanne and Dürer have not faced any common opponents. In fact, this is Cézanne's first attempt against someone whose name doesn't begin with C, and Dürer's against someone whose name doesn't begin with D.

Paul Cézanne
1839 - 1906
No painter has been so hallowed by his fellow artists as Paul Cezanne. Picasso called him "the father of us all," Klee "the supreme master," Matisse "a kind of benevolent god of painting." Yet despite a century's influence and an abundance of literature that has successively denounced, extolled and interpreted his work, Cezanne remains an enigmatic artist, his impact on subsequent generations more quantifiable than his artistic intentions.
- New York Times

Albrecht Dürer
1471 - 1528
  No artist better fits Thomas Carlyle's definition of genius, as the "transcendent capacity of taking trouble," than Albrecht Dürer. The industry of the man was breathtaking, his mastery of detail astonishing, yet everything he did seemed fresh and newly minted. The most intellectual of northern Renaissance artists, but the one who responded most immediately to nature, to the world and the people around him, he was profoundly religious yet supremely open-minded.
- New York Times
  • Defeated Anthony Van Dyck without too much trouble in Round 1.
  • Art-Brutalized Jean Dubuffet in Round 2.
  • Went ninja on Donatello in a massive Round 3 victory.
  • Beat Richard Diebenkorn on his home court in Round 4.
  • Lost a close one to Edgar Degas in Round 5.


DrSchnell said...


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Candida said...

Cezanne's not bad, but Durer's great.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes Durer.

Chance said...

I vote Durer, unless it's too late. In that case I prefer Durer but can't vote.

boonec1974 said...


Michael5000 said...

I'd probably prefer a Cezanne in the living room, but I still gotta go with Durer.

pfly said...

Oh god, I love Cezanne but have to say Durer.

mrs.5000 said...

Yep, Durer.

Michael5000 said...

Yep, Dürer it is! With nine votes to Cezanne's two, he marches boldly on. Will he come back and stun everybody in the right-hand bracket by winning the entire Tournament? Seems unlikely, but such things are starting to seem among the realm of the possible!