Saturday, November 17, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Manet v. Klee!

This Left Bracket Fifth Round match pairs Édouard Manet (6-1, 62-33, .653) against Paul Klee (4-1-1, 45-26, .634).

Édouard Manet
1832 - 1883
He himself wrote that he had “no intention of overthrowing old methods of painting, or creating new ones.” The critic Louis Gonse viewed things slightly differently. “Manet is a point of departure, the symptomatic precursor of a revolution,” he wrote. To this day, Manet is still considered by many art historians to be the father of modernism.
- The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Paul Klee
1879 - 1940
Klee is known for his simple stick figures, suspended fish, moon faces, eyes, arrows, and quilts of color, which he orchestrated into fantastic and childlike yet deeply meditative works.... By 1915, he had turned his back to nature and never again painted after the model. With abstracted forms and merry symbols, he expressed the most diverse subjects drawn from his imagination, poetry, music, literature, and his reaction to the world around him . His subjects reveal his impish humor and his bent toward the fantastic and the meditative. 
- The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  • Beat Yves Klein black and blue, mostly blue, in Round 1.
  • Knocked around the popular Gustav Klimt in Round 2.
  • Defeated Banksy without too much trouble in Round 3.
  • Tied with his old roommate Wassily Kandinsky in his first try at Round 4.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Andy Goldsworthy in the Round 4 tiebreaker by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to Leonardo da Vinci in Round 5.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...

Last round, I said "It's going to be hard to get me to vote against that great cat painting." I think Klee is good enough to do just that! Klee!

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

Grace votes for Manet on FB.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Manet.

Nichim said...

Klee. I like his work better, but I also just don't vote for people who paint pictures of naked women with clothed men at picnics, even if it was a long time ago and that was what everyone was doing. I'd rather have colorful squares, thanks.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah goes for Klee

Anonymous said...

Elder Moore votes against Manet.

mrs.5000 said...

Klee, with great affection and respect.

boonec1974 said...

The onslaught continues: Klee

Michael5000 said...

Klee for me

Candida said...

I would've thought I'd have preferred Manet, but in reality it turns out to be Klee.

Michael5000 said...

Klee lays a real late-tournament beating on Manet, who only puts together two votes against Klee's ten.