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Dean Kirkland

Infinite Art Tournament

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The Infinite Art Tournament frees art appreciation from the straitjackets of chronology and categorical conventions in order to place it in a new straitjacket of its own devising. The IAT further seeks to delight its community of bracingly intelligent and drop-dead sexy readers with glib but cheerful dispatches from the worlds of literature, film, the visual arts, music, Shakespeare, chemistry, postal ephemera, vexillology, and hagiography.

The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: GRUDGE MATCH: Rego v. Redon!

Back in Spring of last year, Redon and Rego met in the Second Round.  Rego won a squeaker, six votes to five, but then ran smack into Raphael in the Third Round and fell to the Left Brackets.  Meanwhile, Redon has waited patiently, besting Moholy-Nagy, Modigliani, and Poussin, hoping always for this chanc

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Wilson v. Witz!

Richard Wilson1713 - 1782British

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Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Three TIEBREAKER: Bellows v. Ingres!

Here's the other half of the tiebreaker that we launched the day before yesterday.  Long-timers will now have seen George Bellows more than almost anyone else in the Tournament, but they sure haven't seen him recently.George Bellows1882 - 1925American

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Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Round Three TIEBREAKER: Avercamp v. Jordaens!

Hendrick Avercamp was in on the ground floor of the Infinite Art Tournament -- his name, after all, starts with an "A" -- but he's been locked in ties three times, the most recent one in a match that started in November 2014. Jacob Jordaens, meanwhile, has been running nose-to-nose with Ingres

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They were near contemporaries, but it could be argued that their styles were distinct one from another.  Today, the first Saturday of August, gives us a Fourth Round showdown between Henri Rousseau and John Singer Sargent!Henr

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Alfred Sisley1839 - 1899FrenchBeat David Alfaro Siqueiros in Round 1.Tied with Michiel Sittow in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round TIEBREAK

Ties in First Round Elimination are pretty darn rare.  It's been a year and a half since the last one.  But, Yves Tanguy and Gerhard Ter Borch ended up deadlocked last weekend, and we're ready to do some timebreaking. Kenneth Noland and Tanguy will fight

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Leighton v. Tàpies!

Frederic Leighton1830 - 1896BritishTied with Fernand Léger in his first try at Round One.Tied with Paula Modersohn-Becker in his

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #60/64

Faceoff #1: Uccello v. UtrilloPaolo Uccello1397 - 1475FlorentineLost to Kitagawa Utamaro in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination TIEBREAK: Matta v. Renoir!

As we creep ever closer to the end of the opening salvos of the Infinite Art Tournament -- as we begin to contemplate the idea that the Sixth Round will be kicking off, in all likelihood, within a year!! -- it behooves us to nudge some of the more conspicuous bracket logjams.  That's why I'm declaring th

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Whistler v. Wilkie!

James Abbot McNeill Whistler1834 - 1903American; worked in Britain

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The Semi-Finals: Patenier v. Raphael!

Third Thursday: Bringing big names to your mid-month!

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Stubbs v. van Ostade!

George Stubbs1724 - 1806BritishMade short work of by Graham Sutherland in Round 1.Beat Gilbert Stuart in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: West v. Van der Weyden!

Benjamin West1738 - 1820American; worked in Britain

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Stella v. Still!

Frank Stellaborn 1936AmericanLost to Dutch master Jan Steen in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Skunked -- Skunked! -- Canadian painter Jean-Paul Ri

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Rufino Tamayo1899 - 1991MexicanBeat Yves Tanguy in Round 1.Held off Dutch Master David Teniers in

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Carel Weight1908 - 1997British

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Vermeer v. Vieira da Silva!

If you're all like "What happens to Vaserely/Valazquez?" then you are really paying attention!  The answer was, it was a tie, and the brackets have been shuffled a bit accordingly.Jan Vermeer1632 - 1675DutchBeat Veronese easily i

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Utamaro v. Vallotton!

Kitagawa Utamaro1753 - 1806JapaneseBeat Paolo Uccello in Round 1.

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The Semi-Finals: Magritte v. Lissitzky!

"Semifinals" designates the Fourth

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #59/64

Faceoff #1: Tintoretto v. TobeyJacopo Tintoretto1518 - 1594VeniceLost to James Tissot in Round 1.

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Michael5000 vs. Dickens: The Old Curiosity Shop

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Reni v. Bouguereau!

Adolphe Bouguereau has been sweating it in the green room since back in 2014, while Lorenzo Ghiberti held up this chunk of the brackets by tying first with William Holman Hunt, then with Sir Henry Raeburn. Ghiberti finally fell this week, losing to Guido Reni, and leaves the Tournament with the peculiar record of 2-2-3.

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John William Waterhouse1849 - 1917English

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Steen v. Sutherland!

Jan Steen1626ish - 1679DutchDefeated Frank Stella in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Won easily against Adriaen van Ostade in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Toulouse-Lautrec v. Turner!

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec1864 - 1901FrenchCrushed Jean-François de Troy in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Wallis v. Warhol!

Alfred Wallis1855 - 1942British

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The Semi-Finals: Filippino Lippi v. Goldsworthy!

"Semifinals" designates the Fourth

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Tissot v. Titian!

James Tissot1836 - 1902FrenchBeat Tintoretto in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Vuillard v. Wadsworth

Édouard Vuillard1868 - 1940French

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