Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Velázquez v. Massys!

Today's match closes down the Left Bracket Third Round, which means that the eight bracket sheets on which the bulk of the Infinite Art Tournament was played out are now all closed.  It's basically all endgame from here on out.  Mostly, the paintings should be pretty easy on the eyes.

Leaving us this week -- the last guys to be heartbroken that they didn't make it to the semis -- are Wright of Derby (3-2; 38 vf, 20 va), whose remarkable .655 voting "batting average" puts him in third place among the 438 artists who have left the Tournament, and Lord Frederick Leighton (2-2-4; 47-52, .475), who will almost certainly be the artist who tied the most times.

Diego de Silva y Velázquez
1599 - 1660

Quentin Massys
1465ish - 1530


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.


Michael5000 said...

Rebecca votes for Velazquez immediately on Facebook.

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, go, Velázquez!

Christine M. said...


UnwiseOwl said...

There can be no doubt. I love Massys, but it's time. Velázquez.

Candida said...


Chance said...


Morgan said...

Very obviously Quentin Massys, interested to hear from everyone above me what it's like to be so incorrect

Chance said...

It feels pretty good.

Michael5000 said...

Grace goes for "the Big V."