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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.

This might be only the second-ever tiebreaker in the Second-Round Elimination stage of the brackets. In it, we'll start to resolve the tie between Sir Henry Raeburn and Ljubov Popova in their September match by pitting them against Lorenzo Ghiberti and William Holman Hunt, who fought to a tie back in January

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #53/64

Faceoff #1: Schad v. Schmidt-RottluffChristian Schad1894 - 1982GermanLost to Egon Schiele in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR: Prud'hon v. Raphael!

Time for a Fourth Round match to kick off the month!  This one pits Prud'hon, who brings in a cumulative 25-8 voting record, against Raphael, who has a 25-8 voting record of his own.  Does that mean they are likely to tie?  Maybe!

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Charles Sheeler1883 - 1965AmericanBeat Cindy Sherman in in Round 1. 

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Serra v. Seurat!

Richard SerraBorn 1938 or 1939AmericanBeat George Segal in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Smith v. Snyders!

David Smith1906 - 1965American

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Schwitters v. van Scorel!

Kurt Schwitters1887 - 1948GermanBeat fifteenth century German Martin Schongauer easily in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Schiele v. Schnabel!

Egon Schiele1890 - 1918AustrianBeat Christian Schad in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Sittow v. Sluter!

Michiel Sittow1468 - 1525ishEstonian; worked internationally

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Third Thursday: Bringing big names to your mid-month!

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Both René Magritte and Lorenzo Lotto won their first two matches before falling to a Play-In Artist -- Benton and Goldsworthy, respectively. Then, they immediately jumped back to win their Left Bracket Third Round contests, thus making redundant months and months of matches in the First Elimination, Left Second,

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David Alfaro Siqueiros1896 - 1974Mexican

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Second-Round Elimination opponents usually have some shared history. This week, we've got two guys that have been beaten by Rembrandt but beaten Joshua Reynolds. Then, to get here, Guido Reni took out José de Ribera and Renoir beat Gerhard Richter. Starting now, they begin the battle to stay in the Tournament a

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Time for another newish-vs-old contest in the Left Bracket Third Round, not unlike last Thursday's deal. Of the four artists in these two matches, only one will fight through to the Left Bracket Fourth!

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"Semifinals" designates the Fourth

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 Time for a contest between a Florentine of five hundred years ago and a twentieth century American.  If you enjoy thinking that comparing dissimilar artists is ridiculous, this will be a fun match for you!  Leaving us this week is Francis Picabia, who lost a close one to the Florentine.

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Bryan Organ started the Tournament by losing to José Clemente Orozco and then thumping on Orcagna.  Claes Oldenburg started the Tournament by thumping on Orcagna, then losing to José Clemente Orozco.  Fine, fine.  But will they compare against each other? We'll fi

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Paul Signac1863 - 1935French

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George Romney1734 - 1802EnglishLost to Salvator Rosa in Round 1.Trounced Florentine master Cosimo Rosselli in

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Auguste Rodin1840 - 1917FrenchUpset by Alexander Rodchenko in Round 1. By a single vote! YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Ousted Piet Mondrian in

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Paula Modersohn-Becker1876 - 1907GermanTied with Frederic Leighton in her second try at Round One. Tied with Fernand Léger in his

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Due to a dearth of well-timed pairings, we will eschew the Third Thursday foray into the Semi-Finals this week. Possibly for the last time! Meanwhile, there is a quorum call out on the following matches:

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Sir William Orpen1878 - 1931BritishTied with Adriaen van Ostade in his first try at Round One. Upset Piet Mondrian in his

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Jan Siberechts1627 - 1703Dutch; worked in Britain

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John Singer Sargent1856 - 1925AmericanBeat Juan Sánchez Cotán easily despite crowd support in Round 1.

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Rachel Ruysch1664 - 1750DutchBeat Jacob van Ruisdael easily in Round 1.

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Charles Sheeler1883 - 1965American

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Well, Carel Fabritius is hot off of a victory over Jan Van Eyck, and Van Eyck beat Richard Estes back in 2013.  So obviously, Fabritius is going to win this one.  Or will he?  Leaving us this week are Van Eyck (2-2; 22 vf, 27 va) and the Tsugouharu Foujita (2-2; 30 vf, 20 va).&nbs

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