Saturday, April 14, 2018

Round 5: Ely v. Matisse




"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament.  This is a Fifth Round Match.  It pits Timothy Ely (4-0, 38-20, .655) against Henri Matisse (4-0, 39-17, .696). They beat Haeckel and Metsu, respectively.

Timothy Ely
born 1949
American
Timothy C. Ely is an renowned and enigmatic figure in the book world. He is part of that discipline, yet lives and works in a universe apart. His one-of-kind manuscript books combine elaborate and often mysterious painted and drawn folios contained within finely crafted bindings, which are his inventions or variations on traditional binding techniques. Each book carries layers of both materials and meaning. Close study of each drawing can elicit revelations, personal to each viewer.
- Abby Schoolman Books
  • Took First Place in Phase 1, Flight 7, with a voting score of .813.
  • Tied for First in Phase 2, Flight 5 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .500.
  • Laid a beating on William Dobson in Round 1.
  • Surprised Man Ray in Round 2.
  • Upset Édouard Manet in Round 3 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat fellow Play-In Tournament artist Ernst Haeckel in Round 4.







Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
French
Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
-HenriMatisse.org
  • Crushed Chilean Roberto Matta in Round 1.
  • Crushed fifteenth century German Hans Memling in Round 2.
  • Beat Quentin Massys in Round 3. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Beat Gabriel Metsu in Round 4 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!








11 comments:

Alex Shields said...

Ely

Christine M. said...

Matisse

Michael5000 said...

Here's an FB vote for Matisse.

Michael5000 said...

And now two for Ely!

Michael5000 said...

And another one for Matisse!

Morgan said...

Ely

Yankee in England said...

Matisse

DrSchnell said...

Ely

Chance said...

A surprisingly hard matchup. You'd think that Matisse would sweep it because, well, he's Matisse. But I am just entranced by these Ely drawings. I'm going to have to award the decision to Ely. It's not a knockout by any means, but he edges out this time.

Michael5000 said...

Grace and Rebecca vote Matisse on FB.

Chuckdaddy said...

Has anyone done color as well as Matisse? Not in my opinion! Go Matisse!