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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 Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Second-Round Elimination TIEBREAK: Raeburn v. Renoir!

Here's the back half of the Second-Round Elimination Tiebreak that we kicked off last week. Sir Henry Raeburn1756 - 1823BritishWa

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Victor Vasarely1908 - 1997Hungarian; worked in France.

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The Game of Reading Deals With its Abandonment Issues

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The Semi-Finals: Benton v. Krøyer!

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

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We are gathered here today to get into this thing called a Second-Round Elimination Tiebreak.  It is occasioned by the tying up of Guido Reni and Pierre August Renoir.  They'll pair off against Lorenzo Ghiberti and Sir Henry Raeburn, who tied in an earlier tiebreaker after initially stalemating agai

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Through History With the New Monday Quiz: the 1420s

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Utrillo v. Vallotton!

Maurice Utrillo1883 - 1955French

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Element of the Month: Argon!

April's Element of the Month:Argon! Ar18Atomic Mass: 39.948 amuMelting Point: -189.34 °CBoiling Point: -185.848 °CWe are immersed in Argon, but never think about it. I mean, everybod

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

This is the companion tiebreak match to the one that started on Tuesday.  Sir Peter Paul Rubens1577 - 1640FlemishCrushed Théodore Rousseau in

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The Wednesday Post

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two TIEBREAK: H. Rousseau v. Sisley!

Shuffling in the brackets, art fans: the Sisley/Sittow match ended in a tie, which means that Henri Rousseau

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The New Monday Quiz: 4/10

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Uccello v. Utamaro!

Paolo Uccello1397 - 1475Florentine

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(What is "The Songs of the Fifty States"?) As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Avatar is back on the move and moving towards the heart of Indiana.  Naturally, he's interested in chec

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #58/64

Faceoff #1: Tanguy v. Ter BorchYves Tanguy1890 - 1955FrenchLost to Rufino Tamayo in Rou

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Terbrugghen v. Teniers!

Hendrick Terbrugghen1588 - 1629DutchBeat pastry specialist Wayne Thiebaud in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

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Through History With the New Monday Quiz: the 1410s

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Four: Rembrandt v. Rosa!

And, it's the first weekend of an even numbered month!  Let's get down to a Fourth Round match, with a household-name Dutch master up against one of his Italian contemporaries!Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

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Saint of the Month: St. Bruce of Kilatooweenienielie!

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Element of the Month: Zinc!

March's Element of the Month:Zinc! Zn30Atomic Mass: 65.38 amuMelting Point: 419.53 °CBoiling Point: 907 °CParacelsus, the great sixteenth century Swiss doctor, was full of really gre

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We're used to Grudge Matches in Second-Round Elimination -- although their frisson of simmering resentment is always exciting -- but has there ever even been a Grudge Match in Third-Round Elimination?  Yes, there has. 

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The Wednesday Post

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Tamayo v. Teniers!

Rufino Tamayo1899 - 1991MexicanBeat Yves Tanguy in Round 1.

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The New Monday Quiz Celebrates...  the 27th!!!

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Turner v. Twombly!

J.M.W. Turner1775 - 1850British

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The Game of Reading Redux, Redux

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #57/64

Faceoff #1: Riopelle v. StellaJean-Paul Riopelle1923 - 2002CanadianTied with Bridget Riley in his first stab at the First Round.

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The Infinite Art Tournament, Round Two: Still v. Sutherland!

Clyfford Still1904 - 1980AmericanBeat American Gilbert Stuart in Round 1.

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