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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.

July's Element of the Month:Dysprosium! Dy66Atomic Mass: 162.5 amuMelting Point: 1407 °CBoiling Point: 2562 °CDysprosium is among the chemical elements with names that are the most f

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Faceoff #1: Reni v. ReynoldsGuido Reni1575 - 1642ItalianLost to Rembrandt in Round 1.

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A joint post with my long-abandoned quilt blog.Hey, I finished something!  Mostly! This is, for better or worse, a quilt with an idea behind it.  But before I tell you about that, take a look at the picture.  What do you think of it?

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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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Adriaen van Ostade1610 - 1685DutchTied with Sir William Orpen in his first try at Round One.

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My third ever draw in The Game of Reading was Card #438, “Shakespeare.” This is how I played it.

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Robert Rauschenberg1925 - 2008AmericanLost to Odilon Redon in Round 1.Crushed Ad Reinhardt in

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A couple of weeks ago, I announced my latest harebrained scheme for organizing my reading life, The Game of Reading.  I'm sure no one is exactly on tenterhooks wondering about the state of play, but there has been what you might call "p

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László Moholy-Nagy1895 - 1946Hungarian; worked in Germany and U.S.Tied with Piet Mondrian in his first try at Round One. Lost to Amedeo Modigliani in

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Thomas Eakins1844

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St. Cewydd

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Raphael1483 - 1520ItalianDefeated Allan Ramsay in Round 1.Beat Modigliani in

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Jacopo Della Quercia1374 - 1438SienneseCrushed by Sir Henry Raeburn in Round 1.Beat Francesco Primaticcio in

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Théodore Rousseau1812 - 1867French

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Jacopo Pontormo1494 - 1556FlorentineBested by Ljubov Popova in Round 1.Beat sculptor Hiram Powers in

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I keep track of my reading on the Goodreads.com website.  You probably used to do that too, but fell off at some point.  Me, I’ve been pretty dogged about it, logging every book I’ve read (or abandoned) since I started the account in February 2009.  It’s getting up toward a thousand books.Wi

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Filippino Lippi has won four straight matches in the Left Bracket after losing his First Round Match to his dad.  One of his victims on this comeback trail has been none other than Lippi the Elder, who lost the grudge match after losing in the Second Round to El Lissitzky.Meanwhile, Lissitzky went

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Louis François Roubiliac1702 - 1762French; worked in England

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

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This post originally appeared on my quilting blog State of the Craft a couple of hours ago.A few months ago, I found myself with two new Babies of Note entering the world, and figured it was time to get cracking on the ol'

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Some unusual doings in the Tournament this week.First, one of the matches feeding into the contest that was originally scheduled to run today has failed to make quorum!  Therefore, if you are someone other than Christine M, Morgan, pfly, chuckdaddy, Mrs.5000, Susan, Cand

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Mark Rothko1903 - 1970Russian-born American

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June's Element of the Month:Fluorine! F9Atomic Mass: 18.998403163 amuMelting Point: −219.67 °CBoiling Point: −188.11 °CWhatever else you might say about Fluorine, it is most cert

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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn1606 - 1669DutchSurvived a brush with Guido Reni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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This post appeared yesterday on my long-dormant quilt blog, State of the Craft.I suppose you could say more cutting things about a fellow than that he has fallen down on the job of documenting his quilt output.Right?

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