Faceoff #1: Piper v. PisanoJohn Piper1903 - 1992BritishLost to Pisanello in Round 1.
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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.
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.
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn1606 - 1669Dutch
Parmigianino1504 - 1540ItalianSandwiched by Giovanni Paolo Pannini in Round 1.Lambasted Johann Friedrich Overbeck in
Sigmar Polke1941 - 2010GermanBeat Serge Poliakoff in Round 1 by a single vote. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
"Semifinals" designates the Fourth
Bryan OrganBorn 1935BritishLost to José Clemente Orozco in Round 1.Demolished Orcagna in
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Pisanello1395ish - 1455ishItalianBeat twentieth century Brit John Piper by a two-vote swing in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
It is the continuing belief of Infinite Art Tournament that Leap Day, by virtue of its uniqueness and its inherent interest as a matter of Earth-Sun geometry, ought to be a international holiday in celebration of our common humanity, our mathematical and scientific achievements as a species, and our eternal connectio
Paula RegoBorn 1935 Portuguese
José Clemente Orozco1883 - 1949MexicanDefeated Bryan Organ in Round 1.Beat Claes Oldenburg in
Man Ray1890 - 1976American; worked in FranceSurvived a late charge by Kasimir Malevich in Round 1.Lost to book artist Tim Ely in
Robert Rauschenberg1925 - 2008American
Isamu Noguchi1904 - 1988AmericanLost to Ben Nicholson in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Beat neon artist Bruce Nauman in
Ben Nicholson1894 - 1982BritishDefeated Isamu Noguchi in Round 1.Fended off his contemporary Barnett Newman in
We've had 84 First Round Elimination contests, and there have only been four ties. The most recent one before now -- "now" being a deadlock between Munch and Nash -- was in July 2013. I had to dig back into
Some funny things happened on the way to this month's Fourth Round match. The oldest pair of open Third Round matches were Benton/Lotto and Goldsworthy/Magritte, but there's no point in advancing them because the left bracket is already congested by a tie in that