Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round Tiebreaker: Raeburn v. Vieira da Silva!

Until recently, if you'd asked which IAT artist had been in the most ties, the answer would have been "it's a tie."  But no longer.  Sir Henry Raeburn has become, and probably will remain, the King of Ties, having fought to a draw for a remarkable fourth time against Sweden's Anders Zorn.  Meanwhile, Vieira da Silva locked up with Tissot in another "Left Third" match, so we're ready for some tie-breaking.  Raeburn takes on Vieira da Silva today; Zorn will try his luck against Tissot on Thursday.  Who will win?  Us, my friends: us, the art enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, for the good of the order: the matter of Sisley v. van Ruisdael is struggling a bit to make quorum, as sometimes happens with matches that launch during the Christmas season. If you haven't registered your preference there, remember: YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!



Sir Henry Raeburn
1756 - 1823
British







Maria Elena Vieira da Silva
1908 - 1992
Portuguese; worked in France





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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.

11 comments:

Christine M. said...

Raeburn

Morgan said...

Viera da Silva.

Chance said...

The stately fellow ice skating alone should give Raeburn the win.

mrs.5000 said...

Ooh, I really like Vieira da Silva's work, the more I see of it. She's got me in her abstract yet spatially complex corner.

boonec1974 said...

Vieira da Silva

DrSchnell said...

Viera da Silva

pfly said...

I like da Silva, but I guess not quite enough. So I'll vote Raeburn...I guess.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Raeburn.

Michael5000 said...

I'll vote for da Silva, myself.

Candida said...

Vieira da Silva.

Sarah Braun Hamilton said...

da Silva!