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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.

Camille Pissarro1831 - 1903Caribbean-born; FrenchLambasted Andrea Pisano in Round 1.Came from behind to beat 15th century master Pisanello in

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Odilon Redon1840 - 1916FranceBeat Robert Rauschenberg decisively in Round 1.

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Alexander Rodchenko1891 - 1956Russian

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Berthe Morisot1841 - 1895FrenchDefeated Giovanni Battista Moroni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!Lost to Gustave Moreau

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Amedeo Modigliani1884 - 1920Italian; worked in FranceTied with Paula Modersohn-Becker in his first try at Round One.Beat László Moholy-Nagy soundly in

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Piet Mondrian1872 - 1944DutchTied with László Moholy-Nagy in his first try at Round One.

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Lately I haven't been keeping as tightly to the schedule of this little online publication as has been my habit for the last, oh, nine years. I have, in fact, been "phoning it in." The reason is that I "haven't been feelin' it."Two years ago, I did

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Pietro da Cortona1596 - 1669ItalianCrushed by Piero di Cosimo and RENAISSANCE DINOSAURS in Round 1.Beat Piero della Francesca in

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Perugino1447ish - 1523ItalianLost to Francis Picabia in Round 1.Beat Max Pechstein in

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Diego Rivera1886 - 1957Mexican

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Back in November 2013, Fragonard went head to head with Casper David Friedrich in the Third Round.  Two days later, David Hockney entered the Tournament in his First Round debut.  Since then, Hockney won his First Round match, tied and then lost in the Second Round, then won two in the Left Bracket, and f

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A battle today between two "old Dutch masters" -- but that covers a lot of ground.  Van Eyck lived more than two centuries before Fabritius.  Do you think that's kind of surprising?  I do.  But it doesn't have much to do with the question at hand, to wit: which one's paintings do we like more?&n

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Bridget RileyBorn 1931British

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Edvard Munch1863 - 1944NorwegianUpset by Czech art deco guy Alphonse Mucha in Round 1.Tied with Paul Nash in

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Faceoff #1: Pontormo v. PowersJacopo Pontormo1494 - 1556FlorentineBested by Ljubov Popova in Round 1.

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Judging from their records to date, you probably haven't cast many votes much against either one of these guys. But you only get to vote for one of them this time.Norman Rockwell1894 - 1978American

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Paul Nash1889 - 1946BritishLost at the last second to Murillo in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Tied with Edvard Munch in

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Faceoff #1: Piper v. PisanoJohn Piper1903 - 1992BritishLost to Pisanello in Round 1.

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Theo Van Doesburg had a inauspicious start in the tournament, tying his first First Round against William Dobson, who subsequently sunk like a stone.  But after losing his second First Round match, against Ernst Haeckel, Van Doesburg has put together a series of three wins to stay alive in the Left Brackets.

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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn1606 - 1669Dutch

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