Thursday, July 26, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination: Fra Angelico v. Bosch!

Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination continues with this match pairing Fra Angelico (6-1, 54-38, .587) against Hieronymus Bosch (6-1, 60-34, .638).  Bosch's loss came from Gianlorenzo Bernini, who subsequently fell to the Fra', so clearly there's no point in even holding this contest.  Or is there?

Leaving the Tournament are Bernini (4-2, 57-36, .613) and Giacomo Balla (4-2, 41-37, .526).  Bernini, who always enjoyed great voter turnout, leaves the Tourney as the 11th ranked artist by "batting average" but sixth by total voting margin.  Balla, who tended to lose big when he wasn't winning by a tight margin, ranks only 88th among the artists that have left the show.  

Fra Angelico
Known for his pious treatment of religious subjects – which he portrayed with unprecedented psychological penetration and a compelling realism – Fra Giovanni was first called "pictor angelicus," the Angelic Painter, shortly after his death in 1455, a name that came to be rendered in English as Fra Angelico. In 1984, Fra Angelico was beatified – the first step in the process toward sainthood – by Pope John Paul II, who also decreed him the patron of artists.
- The Met
  • Defeated Florentine master Andrea del Sarto in Round 1 by a decisive but respectful margin.
  • Beat Sofonisba Anguissola in Round 2 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!! (This match was incorrectly determined a tie in March 2012; the miscount was discovered in May 2013. YOUR VIGILANCE COUNTS!!!)
  • Made it past Arcimboldo in Round 3.
  • Lost to Albrecht Altdorfer in Round 4 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Max Beckmann in the Left Bracket Fourth Round.
  • Beat Hendrick Avercamp in Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination.
  • Edged out supersculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini in the Left Bracket Fifth Round. It was a two-vote swing! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

Hieronymus Bosch
c.1450 - 1516
It is quite a feat that a Dutchman who painted 500 years ago remains one of the most notable apocalyptic painters of the world and one of art’s first visionary geniuses. Hieronymus Bosch is most celebrated for his detail-drenched and symbolic narrative renditions of the dance between heaven and hell through biblical-themed landscapes upon which play a revolving cast of fantastical, and often macabre humans, animals, monsters, and make-believe creatures. His paintings demonstrate our age-old tales of morality and the eventual fate of all sinners who succumb to the pleasures and perversity of the ego. These timeless stories, masterfully portrayed upon canvas in Bosch’s impeccably steady hand, continue to challenge interpretation as well as position the artist as one of the canon’s first original thinkers.
- The Art Story


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UnwiseOwl said...

Gonna go for Bosch. He's been on my mind a lot lately as I've been looking at triptychs for History Quiz purposes.

boonec1974 said...

Tough choice! I love them both. I guess I'll go with the more sinister Bosch.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah votes for Bosch on Facebook.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Bosch.

Candida said...

Bosch Bosch Bosch Bosch Bosch!

mrs.5000 said...

OK, Bosch.

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

I'll go with the More Sinister Bosch as well.

Michael5000 said...

Bosch wins easily here, with a whopping 11-1 vote margin. That earns him the right to take on Caillebotte in a real apples-to-oranges match, coming up this Thursday!