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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.

Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination: Morisot v. Rockwell!

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Left Bracket Round Four: Rubens v. Schwitters!

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Today's match closes down the Left Bracket Third Round, which means that the eight bracket sheets on which the bulk of the Infinite Art Tournament was played out are now all closed.  It's basically all endgame from here on out.  Mostly, the paintings should be pretty easy on the eyes. L

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Vieira da Silva v. Miró!

There have been four tiebreak matches going on in the Left Bracket Third Round, and both of today's artists got here by winning through one of them.  Losing to Vieira da Silva was Henry Raeburn (3-2-2; 42 vf, 34 va, .553) -- he of the ice-skating parsons -- while Miró joins us fresh from a victory over the sculptor

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Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination: Fra Angelico v. Bosch!

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Infinite Art Tournament Third Round Elimination Tiebreak: Ghirlandaio v. Sutherland!

Here's the other half of the Left

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Infinite Art Tournament Third Round Elimination Tiebreak: Kupka v. Stella!

You'd be forgiven for having assumed tha

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Round Six: Vermeer v. Michelangelo

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Left Bracket Round Four: Toulouse-Lautrec v. Tinguely!

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Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination: Rivera v. Sisley!

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Left Bracket Round Four: Seurat v. Spencer!

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Rubens v. Spilliaert!

Spilliaert just beat Michael Sittow, who beat Rubens in Round Two back in April 2017.  So obviously he'll win this one too.  Or will he?  Sir Peter Paul Rubens1577 - 1640Flemish Crushed Théodore Rousseau in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round TIEBREAK: Massys v. Leighton!

Lord Leighton managed to involve himself in a record-tying fourth tie, so here's the result -- the twin of the tiebreaker that started last weekend.  Enjoy!

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round TIEBREAK: Miró v. Sluter!

Hi, did you miss the Tournament?  Did you realize it was missing?  It went to Canada for a few days.  Hope you were OK without your competitive art fix for a week.Anyway.  It seems that the Sluter/Leighton match ended in a tie, which is actually kind of convenient

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Round Six: da Vinci v. Ely

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Both of these guys have lost to Jan Steen, but where's the shame in that?  Jan Steen's in the Fifth Round!  He's painting against Vermeer!  But in this match, Sutherland and Stella are vying for the chance to take on Turner.  Frank Stellabor

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Vlaminck v. Whistler!

Maurice de Vlaminck1876 - 1958FrenchDefeated Simon Vouet in Round 1.Lost to M.C. Escher in

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Left Bracket Round Four: Oldenburg v. Rockwell!

This Left Bracket Fourth Round Mat

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Toulouse-Lautrec v. Tissot!

This match has been brewing for a long time.  Toulouse-Lautrec lost to Turner in the Second -- no shame in that, and then stayed alive by finishing off Tintoretto, after he'd lost to Tissot, and then Titian, after he'd been ambushed by Tissot.  But then Tissot also ran into Turner, and so, after a f

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Left Bracket Fifth Round Elimination: Gentileschi v. Friedrich

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Fifth Round Elimination: Not Quite Yet

Today was going to be the first day of FIFTH ROUND ELIMINATION -- I know you've all been excited about it -- but, as usual in this Tournament, something happened: the powerhouse pairing of Caravaggio and Church ended in... a tie. 

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This Left Bracket Fourth Round Mat

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Round Six: Monet v. Patenier

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Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination: Picasso v. Pissarro!

This Left Bracket Fourth Rou

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Sluter v. Leighton!

This is the final new match of the Left Bracket Third Round -- unless there are tiebreakers, and with twelve active contests there could well be tiebreakers.  Plucky, puckish Marcel Duchamp was the final artist to be knocked out in Second Round Elimination, falling to Claus Sluter 3 votes to 9.  Lord Leig

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Rubens v. Sodoma!

Sir Peter Paul Rubens1577 - 1640Flemish Crushed Théodore Rousseau in Round 1.Tied with Henri Rousseau in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Wright of Derby v. Velázquez!

It's the antepenultimate content of the Left Bracket Third Round!  Wright of Derby, who was accidentally entered in the Play-In Tournament and tanked there, has acquitted himself well after earning his main Tournament seed back.   But can he prevail against the great Spanish painter Velázquez? 

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Terbrugghen v. Sutherland!

Hendrick Terbrugghen1588 - 1629Dutch Beat pastry specialist Wayne Thiebaud in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Lost to Switzerland

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The Fifth Round: Escher v. Michelangelo!

"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Se

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