Richard Estesborn 1936AmericanBeat Max Ernst on the last vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Infinite Art Tournament: the Life and Times of Michael5000
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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.
Thomas Eakins1844 - 1916AmericanCrushed German pioneer Adam Elsheimer in Round 1.
First, you need to get to Clayton, New Mexico. Travel time to Clayton is not included in your two hours.From Clayton, you're going to drive northeast on US 56 to Cimarron County, Oklahoma.
Gentile da Fabrianoc.1370 - 1427Italian
Closing the BoxOn April 1, celebrating the anniversary of my second running "box" -- an approximate rectangle here on the East Side in which I was trying to run down every street, lane, and a
Phase One Rules:You may cast votes for up to four artists. One vote per artist per person.Since play-in artists were nominated by your peers in the IAT community, including myself, courteous and affirmative voting is in orderWhich
Karel Appel1921 - 2006Dutch; worked internationallyLost to Alexander Archipenko in Round 1.Knocked out Jean Arp, eventually, in
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska1891-1915French; worked in England
A version of this post was published on my now-defunct blog "Renaissance Man" on September 1, 2009.Having created seven indexes of Shakespearean Prominence/Obscurity in the last two postings, we are now in a position to create a defensible index of relative play fameitude. We shall do this in
Antonello da Messinaunknown - 1479ItalianLost to Sofonisba Anguissola by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Whupped it up on Andrea del Sarto in
A version of this post was published on my now-defunct blog "Renaissance Man" on September 1, 2009.Continuing our groundbreaking analysis of how some Shakespeare plays are arguably more popular than others....The Sporcle IndexThe results o
If you are puzzled to be back in the "A"s, you've been paying attention. Everything is explained in the previous post.Fra Angelicoc.1387-1455ItalianDefeated Florentine master Andrea del Sarto in
So, the first thing that happened was, while setting up a Third-Round match for this week, I discovered that Daumier and David had fought to a tie in the Second Round. This was very exciting, as it meant that there would be a resolution to the Fra Angelico/Anguissola snarl that has been knotting up the top of
A version of this post was published on my now-defunct blog "Renaissance Man" on September 1, 2009.I've always been kind of fascinated with the relative prominence and obscurity of the plays in the Shakespeare canon. At one end, you've got your Hamlet and your Romeo and J
Taddeo Gaddic.1300 - 1366Florentine
May's Element of the Month:Hydrogen!H1Atomic Mass: 1.008 amuMelting Point: -259.14 °CBoiling Point: -252.87 °CWhen they
John Singleton Copley1738-1815American; worked in EnglandHad his ears boxed by Joseph Cornell in Round 1.Clobbered Francesco Clemente in
There's another quilt post. But it's over on the quilt blog. Where it belongs. It's certainly not here.
Claude Lorraine1600 - 1682French; worked in RomeClobbered by Pieter Claesz in Round 1.Shot past 13th century master Cimabue in
A version of this post was published on my now-defunct blog "Renaissance Man" on February 7 and 14, 2010.The Play: Timon of Athens (Very possibly 1607 or 1608)The Edition: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, Edited by Karl Klein, 2001.
Nicolas FromentActive 1450 - 1490French
It's May! The leaves are out, the sun is shining! Let's go inside and watch cartoons!
They are all still as true as they were in 2008.Ten Reckless Claims1. I was the youngest person to ever serve as chairman of the Oregon Association of Fruit Growers.2. I competed in "skeleton" at the Lillihammer Olympics, but failed to
Faceoff #1: Denis v. DerainMaurice Denis1870 - 1943FrenchLost to Paul Delvaux on the last vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Since last week's post about the quilt I made for my parents, I've finished two additional pieces. That makes it sound like I'm pouring time and energy into the craft and making extraordinary speed, but actually what's happening is that I keep deciding to do s