Thursday, January 24, 2019

Left Bracket Sixth Round: Klee v. Patenier!

Paul Klee (6-1, 66-33, .656) beat Andy Goldsworthy for a second time, to arrive at this point.  Meanwhile, Patenier (5-1, 43-29, .597) lost to Monet, and now needs to regain momentum to stay alive.  Whatever happens, the Tournament will lose one of the artists that I, at least, could not have predicted making it anywhere near this far!  And it will also retain one of them.

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

Joachim Patenier (aka"Patinir")
Patenier - engraving by Cornelius Cort

1485ish - 1524
[He is] the first Western artist known to have specialized in landscape painting.... The basic elements of his landscape style—the high viewpoint overlooking vast tracts, where earthy brown foregrounds merge into woodland and meadow greens and again into the hazy blues of distant mountains—do not differ from those of his predecessors, particularly David. Yet the picturesque melancholy with which he invested the woods and rivers and the great ghostly rocks that jut up abruptly in the middle distance of such paintings as his Baptism of Christ (c. 1515) and his Charon Crossing the Styx (1520–24) strike a personal note that won Patinir instant success and many imitators.
- Britanica
  • Skunked German Expressionist Max Hermann Pechstein in Round 1.
  • Beat Francis Picabia in Round 2.
  • Stunned Pablo Picasso with a one-vote victory in Round 3. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Defeated Camille Pissarro in the Fourth Round by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Upset Raphael in Round 5!
  • Lost to some cat named Monet in Round 6.


Christine M. said...


Morgan said...


Chance said...

Klee. Although I usually lean toward the realists (I love David), Klee's got a bright exuberance to him that can't be overlooked.

DrSchnell said...


Maddy said...


Nichim said...

Oh gosh, tough one. Klee, but it's just for the squares.

mrs.5000 said...


boonec1974 said...

Such originals at such different times. I'll go with Klee.

Michael5000 said...

I'd say Patenier, except my wife would beat me.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Klee.

Candida said...

Klee, I guess?

Michael5000 said...

And Klee walks away with this one pretty easily, nine votes to two. We'll see how he does against Pablo Picasso in the next round.