Sunday, November 11, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round: Rivera v. Signac!

This Left Bracket Fifth Round match pairs Diego Rivera (6-1, 53-20, .646) against Paul Signac (4-1, 32-25, .561).  Rivera has bumped out Alfred Sisley (6-2-1, 66-42, .611), whereas Signac got here through a fifth-round loss to Charles Sheeler.

Diego Rivera
1886 - 1957
Rivera was among the leading members and founders of the Mexican Muralist movement. Deploying a style informed by disparate sources such as European modern masters and Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage, and executed in the technique of Italian fresco painting, Rivera handled major themes appropriate to the scale of his chosen art form: social inequality; the relationship of nature, industry, and technology; and the history and fate of Mexico. More than half a century after his death, Rivera is still among the most revered figures in Mexico, celebrated for both his role in the country's artistic renaissance and re-invigoration of the mural genre as well as for his outsized persona.
- The Art

Paul Signac
1863 - 1935
Signac's style changed substantially as he incorporated the techniques and theories of Neo-Impressionism (also known as "Divisionism" and "Pointillism") that he developed in collaboration with Georges Seurat.... While he is best known for his paintings and well-developed preparatory sketches, Signac was also an innovator in his extensive experimentation with a variety of media, from printmaking techniques like lithography and etching to watercolor and pen-and-ink, including painstaking sketches for paintings produced in tiny dots. Regardless of the medium, he persistently created forms without relying on line, which imposed a consistent level of abstraction on all of his work.
- The Art
  • Defeated Luca Signorelli easily in Round 1.
  • Beat Paula Modersohn-Becker in Round 2 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Got past Rennaisance Estonian Michiel Sittow in the Third Round.
  • Beat Sir Stanley Spencer in Round 4 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to Charles Sheeler in Round 5.


Maddy said...

Rivera, especially that last one.

Morgan said...

I'm also "Rivera, especially that last one."

Christine M. said...


Michael5000 said...

Here's a FB vote for Rivera from Michael (no relation)

Michael5000 said...

And here's another one for Rivera, from the Elder Moore.

DrSchnell said...


Michael5000 said...

And Mariah is in with Rivera, too. Signac is having a real momentum problem here.

Michael5000 said...

Jen P says Rivera.

boonec1974 said...

You know, I don't think I love Rivera, but I keep finding myself voting for him. Well, in this case my dislike for Signac makes it an easy one.

Michael5000 said...

Susan shakes things up by voting for Rivera.

Michael5000 said...

Hell, even ~I'll~ vote for Rivera in this one.

Nichim said...

Ugh, no contest. Rivera.

mrs.5000 said...

I'm in the "Rivera, especially that last one" camp.

Candida said...