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Infinite Art Tournament · 1d ago

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Tintoretto v. Tissot!

Jacopo Tintoretto1518 - 1594Venice-----James Tissot1836 - 1902French----Vote for the artist of your choice!
Infinite Art Tournament · 2d ago

The Game of Reading, Redux

Last June, I introduced my plan to embark on a “Game of Reading” that would structure my reading and audiobook listening by limiting my choices to a “hand” of ten cards. To start reading a ...
Infinite Art Tournament · 3d ago

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

David Smith1906 - 1965AmericanBeat Frans Snyders by a single vote in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)1477 - 1549SienneseDefeated living French artist Pierre Soula...
Infinite Art Tournament · 4d ago

Disillusionment of Wednesday II

Today, we continue our odd project of writing bad criticism of Wallace Stevens's perfectly respectable poem "The Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock."  No one knows why.Here's one of mine!  Send ...
Infinite Art Tournament · 5d ago

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 Bougue...
Infinite Art Tournament · 6d ago

Through History With the New Monday Quiz: the 1380s

This quiz about the 1380s doesn't have a single question about hit movies or popular music.  However, it does take us to within a decade of the birth of Johannes Gutenberg.  It's not too too...
Infinite Art Tournament · 1W ago

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Tiepolo v. Tinguely!

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo1696 - 1770Venetian-----Jean Tinguely1928 - 1991Swiss----Vote for the artist of yo
Infinite Art Tournament · 1W ago

Saint of the Month: St. Fortchern of Trim!

St. Fortchern as portrayed by Eala Enamels, an artisanal enameling workshop in Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland.St. Fortchern of TrimAKA: Foirtchern son of Feidhlimidh, son of Laoghaire,...
Infinite Art Tournament · 1W ago

Third Thursday Semi-Finals: Hals v. Hammershoi!

Third Thursday: Bringing big names to your mid-month!"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Seventh Rounds of the Infinite Art Tournament.  This is a Left Bracket Fourth Round Elimination Mat...
Infinite Art Tournament · 1W ago

The Disillusionment of Wednesday I

The Blog's Shakespearean, who is a real live professor of English literature, recently mentioned that she was working on some examples of bad poetry criticism.  For, you know, pedagogical pu...