Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Left Bracket Sixth Round: Rembrandt v. Michelangelo!

If you had had to predict people who might still be around late in the Tournament, I can imagine you saying, hmm, perhaps Rembrandt (6-1, 52-32, .619) and Michaelangelo (5-1-1, 47-38, .553)?  Really, I totally can, in that quiet voice you use when you're a little self-conscious about how smart you are.  And the thing is, you would have totally been right, because here they still are, albeit in the left-hand brackets. Only one of them will be around for an eighth match -- but which one?  Let's vote on it.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
1606 - 1669
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.

1475 - 1564
Michelangelo, in full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, [was a] Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence.
- the Britannica
  • Beat Sir John Everett Millais by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat Spanish painter Joan Miró in Round 2.
  • Tied with Gabriel Metsu in his first try at Round 3. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Overcame Velázquez in a second try at Round 3.
  • Beat Andrew Wyeth in the final match of Round 4, by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Beat art-history outsider M.C. Escher in Round 5... by a single vote! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
  • Lost to art-history insider Vermeer in Round 6.


Morgan said...


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Nichim said...

Michelangelo for the sculpture

DrSchnell said...

I like Mike! -elangelo, that is.

boonec1974 said...


mrs.5000 said...

I'm going with Rembrandt, and his more human humans.

Michael5000 said...

Mariah votes for Michelangelo on FB.

Michael5000 said...

And Matt goes with Rembrandt, ditto.

Michael5000 said...

I guess at the end of the day I'm still a Rembrandt man.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes for Rembrandt.

Candida said...

Gotta go with Michelangelo.

Michael5000 said...

Wow, if I'm not mistaken, that's six votes for Rembrandt, five for Michelangelo. It is! It is! Rembrandt has beaten Michelangelo by a single vote! The crowd is pouring out of the stands into the museum! Rembrandt has beaten Michelangelo!