The M(art)ch Madness Final Four is set, and it’s an all-European, all-painter (and all male) quartet. In one semi-final, No.1 seed Pablo Picasso takes on upstart 11th seed Rene Magritte, while on the other side of the bracket, No. 2 seed Piet Mondrian faces No. 7 Paul Klee.
While it’s no surprise Picasso and Mondrian made it to the Final Four, Magritte had a tough road, beating a four higher seeded artist across a range of genres: Diane Arbus, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and finally Edward Hopper. Paul Klee had a slightly easier path, beating lower-seeded Thomas Hart Benton (No. 14) and Man Ray (11), as well as higher seeds Robert Rauschenberg and Diego Rivera.
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As always, vote for your favorites. The winners will face off to determine the greatest artist of the 20th century (more or less).
No. 1 Pablo Picasso vs.
No. 11 Rene Magritte
No. 2 Piet Mondrian vs.
No. 7 Paul Klee