Saturday, December 15, 2018

Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination GRUDGE MATCH: Rivera v. Rembrandt




Slightly behind schedule due to a work thing, here's the fourth Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination match!  Diego Rivera (7-1, 66-29, .695), who just blew Paul Signac right out of the Tournament water, is up against the well-known Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (5-1, 42-27, .609).  These two have met before, way back in August 2016, with the Dutchman coming from behind to win the day.  That gives him the edge in this grudge match: a tie will count as a win for Rembrandt.


Diego Rivera
1886 - 1957
Mexican
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 Story.org









Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
1606 - 1669
Dutch
Rembrandt was a 17th century painter and etcher whose work came to dominate what has since been named the Dutch Golden Age. One of the most revered artists of all time, Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are seen in his portraits of his contemporaries, illustrations of biblical scenes and self-portraits as well as his innovative etchings and use of shadow and light.
- Biography.com
  • Survived a brush with Guido Reni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Pierre Auguste Renoir in Round 2.
  • Edged by Diego Rivera in Round 3 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
  • Crushed Salvator Rosa in Round 4.
  • Lost to John Singer Sargent in Round 5.
  • Beat Rubens in Left Bracket Round 5.