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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.

The Game of Reading, Redux

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Smith v. Sodoma!

David Smith1906 - 1965AmericanBeat Frans Snyders by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Third Round: Popova v. Rego!

We had two tiebreakers going -- they do come in pairs, after all -- in Second Round Elimination.  The top one, with Ghiberti going up against Raeburn, has ended in a tie, leaving poor Bouguereau drumming his fingers as he has been since 'aught fourteen.  In the lower tiebreaker, however, Ljubov Popova pulled aw

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Through History With the New Monday Quiz: the 1380s

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1696 - 1770Venetian

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Saint of the Month:  St. Fortchern of Trim!

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Third Thursday Semi-Finals: Hals v. Hammershoi!

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

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The

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #55/64

Faceoff #1: Riley v. SignorelliBridget RileyBorn 1931BritishTied with Canada's Jean-Paul Riopelle in her

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The New Monday Quiz in Love

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Hendrick Terbrugghen1588 - 1629Dutch

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Element of the Month: Carbon!

February's Element of the Month:Carbon! C6Atomic Mass: 12.011 amuMelting Point: noneSublimation Point: 3642 °CAntoine-Laurent de Lavoisier had a resume longer than the Seine. He name

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round: Schongauer v. Serra!

Martin Schongauerc.1435 - 1491GermanLost to Kurt Schwitters in Round 1.Beat Sebastiano del Piombo in

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The Wednesday Post

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Left Bracket Second Round:Schad v. van Scorel!

Christian Schad1894 - 1982GermanLost to Egon Schiele in Round 1.Beat Karl Schmidt-Rottluff in

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Through History With the New Monday Quiz: the 1360s

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round FOUR Tiebreak: Klee v. Goldsworthy!

Here's the second half of the tiebreaker that to settle the jammed matches of Benton/Goldsworthy and Kandinsky/Klee.  So exciting!!Paul Klee1879 - 1940GermanBeat Yves Klein black and blue, mostly blue, in

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Georges Seurat1859 - 1891FrenchDefeated Gino Severini in Round 1.Trounced Richard Serra in

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round 3: Schiele v. Schwitters!

Egon Schiele1890 - 1918AustrianBeat Christian Schad in Round 1.Beat Julian Schnabel easily in

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The New Monday Quiz Tries Out an Experimental Format

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Teniers v. Ter Borch!

David Teniers1610 - 1690Flemish

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January's Element of the Month:Bismuth! Bi83Atomic Mass: 208.98040 amuMelting Point: 271.5 °CBoiling Point: 1564 °C"Bismuth" is such a homey, average-Joe name for an element! This a

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Sisley v. Sittow!

Alfred Sisley1839 - 1899FrenchBeat David Alfaro Siqueiros in Round 1.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Modersohn-Becker v. Signac!

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

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Through History With the New Monday Quiz: the 1360s

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Tàpies v. Tatlin!

Antoni Tàpies1923 - 2012Spanish

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The Semi-Finals: Monet v. O'Keeffe!

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

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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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