Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Left Bracket Sixth Round Elimination: Klee v. Picasso!

The last living living artist, if you will, left at the hands of the late Pablo Picasso in the Left Bracket Sixth Round.  Here's a salute to the United States's own Tim Ely, whose 5-2, 55-48, .534 record kept him in until the last few rounds.  Meanwhile, Paul Klee beat Patenier in the Left Sixth, just after beating Andy Goldsworthy -- whose 6-2-1, 74-45, .622 record is now definitively the best of any living Tournament artist.

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

Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Pablo Picasso [was] one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century and the creator (with Georges Braque) of Cubism. The enormous body of Picasso’s work remains, and the legend lives on—a tribute to the vitality of the “disquieting” Spaniard with the “sombre…piercing” eyes who superstitiously believed that work would keep him alive. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to and paralleled the whole development of modern art in the 20th century.
- Encyclopedia Britannica


Christine M. said...


Nichim said...

I don't like either of them much, but I'll vote for Klee.

Morgan said...


mrs.5000 said...

Definitely Klee for me.

boonec1974 said...

I'm going to go Klee as well. Picasso is amazing, and of course has a stunning range, but I feel like Klee did a better job of creating a more coherent new abstract world. Also, I'm surprised by how many Picasso paintings I don't like. Here's to Klee being the last abstract artist standing!

Chance said...