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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.

The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Sánchez Cotán v. Salviati!

Juan Sánchez Cotán1561 - 1637SpanishPounded by John Singer Sargent in Round 1.Beat Sassetta in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Tamayo v. Tanguy!

Rufino Tamayo1899 - 1991Mexican

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the month of December is a misery to be endured.  Fortunately there is January.  In January, if you are lucky, you can pick up the tattered wreckage of your life -- including, but not limited to, catching up on your voting in the Infinite Art Tournament!  That's wha

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: van Ruisdael v. Savery!

In this contest, we have one artist who just skunked an opponent 9-0, and another who got skunked 0-12.  I guess this is where we find out how important momentum is! Jacob van Ruisdael1628 - 1682DutchThumped by Rachel Ruysch in

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Rachel Ruysch1664 - 1750DutchBeat Jacob van Ruisdael easily in Round 1.Took down Francesco Salviati in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Stubbs v. Sutherland!

On the first Saturday of an odd-numbered month, you'd usually be entitled to a semi-final match.  But this time we'll just close out First Round First Week with, what else: a First Round match.  Please put your hands together for Stubbs v. Sutherland!George Stub

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Still v. Stuart!

It's another First Round First Week contest.Clyfford Still1904 - 1980American

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Steen v. Stella!

First Round First Week continues with -- wait for it -- another First Round contest.Jan Steen1626ish - 1679Dutch

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Riopelle v. van Ostade!

It's the first match of the Second Annual First Round First Week!  ...if you follow me.Jean-Paul Riopelle1923 - 2002CanadianTied with Bridget Riley in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four Tiebreak Do-Over: Kandinsky v. Benton!

In the Third Thursday contest which began last week, voter Matt Reilly had the effrontery to allege that one of the images in the contest was attributed to the wrong artist.  Now, I want to make it clear that I am in no way holding Matt's little allegation against him.  Not per se.  H

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Redon v. Poussin!

Odilon Redon1840 - 1916FranceBeat Robert Rauschenberg decisively in Round 1.Lost to Paula Rego in

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Léon Spilliaert1881 - 1946Belgian

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR Tiebreak: Kandinsky v. Benton

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

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round Elimination: Rodin v. Romney!

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

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Soutine v. Spencer!

Chaim Soutine1893 - 1943Russian; worked in France

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #54/64

Faceoff #1: Segal v. SeveriniGeorge Segal1924 - 2000AmericanLost to Richard Serra in Round 1.

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The Wednesday Post

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination TIEBREAK: Hunt v. Popova!

This is the second half of the tiebreaking that we started last Thursday.William Holman Hunt1827 - 1910BritishLost to Ingres in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Sodoma v. Soulages!

Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)1477 - 1549Siennese

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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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