Here's the back half of the Second-Round Elimination Tiebreak that we kicked off last week. Sir Henry Raeburn1756 - 1823BritishWa
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Victor Vasarely1908 - 1997Hungarian; worked in France.
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We are gathered here today to get into this thing called a Second-Round Elimination Tiebreak. It is occasioned by the tying up of Guido Reni and Pierre August Renoir. They'll pair off against Lorenzo Ghiberti and Sir Henry Raeburn, who tied in an earlier tiebreaker after initially stalemating agai
Maurice Utrillo1883 - 1955French
April's Element of the Month:Argon! Ar18Atomic Mass: 39.948 amuMelting Point: -189.34 °CBoiling Point: -185.848 °CWe are immersed in Argon, but never think about it. I mean, everybod
This is the companion tiebreak match to the one that started on Tuesday. Sir Peter Paul Rubens1577 - 1640FlemishCrushed Théodore Rousseau in
Shuffling in the brackets, art fans: the Sisley/Sittow match ended in a tie, which means that Henri Rousseau
Paolo Uccello1397 - 1475Florentine
(What is "The Songs of the Fifty States"?) As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Avatar is back on the move and moving towards the heart of Indiana. Naturally, he's interested in chec
Faceoff #1: Tanguy v. Ter BorchYves Tanguy1890 - 1955FrenchLost to Rufino Tamayo in Rou
Hendrick Terbrugghen1588 - 1629DutchBeat pastry specialist Wayne Thiebaud in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
And, it's the first weekend of an even numbered month! Let's get down to a Fourth Round match, with a household-name Dutch master up against one of his Italian contemporaries!Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
March's Element of the Month:Zinc! Zn30Atomic Mass: 65.38 amuMelting Point: 419.53 °CBoiling Point: 907 °CParacelsus, the great sixteenth century Swiss doctor, was full of really gre
We're used to Grudge Matches in Second-Round Elimination -- although their frisson of simmering resentment is always exciting -- but has there ever even been a Grudge Match in Third-Round Elimination? Yes, there has.
Rufino Tamayo1899 - 1991MexicanBeat Yves Tanguy in Round 1.
J.M.W. Turner1775 - 1850British
Faceoff #1: Riopelle v. StellaJean-Paul Riopelle1923 - 2002CanadianTied with Bridget Riley in his first stab at the First Round.
Clyfford Still1904 - 1980AmericanBeat American Gilbert Stuart in Round 1.