Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #54


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday January 18.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results

1. Chase: 7
2. Canaletto: 5
3. Cozens: 4
4. Lancret: 3
4. Masolino: 3
6. Boudin: 2
6. van Ostade: 2



This Week's Contest



François Boucher
1703 - 1770
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 366th. Defeated Boudin, lost to Botticelli, beat Bouts, lost to Bellows. Second-lowest ranked artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 30 against (.375).






John Robert Cozens
1752 - 1797
English

Tournament Record: Placed 369th. Tied with Tony Cragg, lost decisively to Thomas Hart Benton and Pietro Longhi. 15 votes for, 25 against (.375).
  • Placed Third in Week #53.





Masolino
1383 - c.1433
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Quentin Massys and Marie Laurencin. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #53.






Nicolas Lancret
1690 - 1743
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Sir Edwin Landseer and Peter Lanyon. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #53.






Hans Holbein
1497ish - 1543
German; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Tied for 392nd. He, Hans, lost to Winslow Homer and Gerrit van Honthorst. 9 votes for, 16 votes against (.360).
  • Tied for First in Week #44.  
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Second in Week #47.
  • Placed Third in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49. 
  • Tied for First, Week #50. 
  • Tied for First, Week #52.








Canaletto
1697 - 1768
Italian (Venetian); also worked in England

Tournament Record: Placed 448th. Beat Robert Campin, then lost to Caravaggio and Alexander Calder. 7 votes for, 17 votes against (.292).
  • Placed First in Week #24. 
  • Placed First again in Week #26. 
  • Placed First again in Week #28. 
  • And again in Week #30. 
  • And again in Week #32. 
  • And again in Week #34.
  • And again in Week #36. 
  • And again in Week #38. 
  • And again in Week #40. 
  • Tied for First in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First again in Week #44.
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #47. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.
  • Tied for Second, Week #51. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #52. 
  • Placed Second, Week #53.






Charles-François Daubigny
1817 - 1878
French

Tournament Record: Placed 505th.  Lost to Salvador Dali and Aelbert Cuyp. 4 votes for, 26 votes against (.133).
  • Finished First in all of the even-numbered Ladder Weeks #2 - #20.
  • Tied for First, Week #22. 
  • Placed Third in Week #24. 
  • Tied for First, Week #25.
  • Tied for First, Week #27. 
  • Tied for Second, Weeks #29 - #32. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #33.
  • Tied for Second again in Week #34. 
  • Tied for First, Week #35.
  • Tied for Second, Weeks #37 - #40. 
  • Placed Second, Week #41. 
  • Placed Third in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First, Week #43. 
  • Placed Second, Week #45. 
  • Placed First, Week #46. 
  • Tied for First, Week #48.
  • Tied for First, Week #50. 
  • Tied for First, Week #52.






Cast up to four votes in the comments by Saturday morning!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #53


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday January 10.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results

1. Holbein: 5
1. Daubigny: 5
3. Boudin: 3
3. Canaletto: 3
5. Guercino: 2
5. Carpaccio: 2
5. Perugino: 2



This Week's Contest



Adriaen van Ostade
1610 - 1685
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 368th. Tied with Sir William Orpen and Frederic Leighton, beat Jean-Paul Riopelle, lost to Jan Steen and George Stubbs. Lowest-ranked artist with five appearances in the main tournament. 21 votes for, 35 against (.375).







John Robert Cozens
1752 - 1797
English

Tournament Record: Placed 369th. Tied with Tony Cragg, lost decisively to Thomas Hart Benton and Pietro Longhi. 15 votes for, 25 against (.375).






Masolino
1383 - c.1433
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Quentin Massys and Marie Laurencin. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).






Nicolas Lancret
1690 - 1743
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Sir Edwin Landseer and Peter Lanyon. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).






Eugène Boudin
1824 - 1898
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to François Boucher and Dieric Bouts. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for second in Week #51.
  • Tied for third in Week #52.






William Merritt Chase
1849 - 1916
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 439th. Beaten by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and Christo. 6 votes for, 14 votes against (.300).
  • Placed Second, Week #26.
  • Tied for First, Week #27.
  • Placed First, Week #29.
  • Placed First, Week #31.
  • Tied for Second, Week #33. 
  • Tied for Second again, Week #34. 
  • Tied for First, Week #35. 
  • Placed First in Week #37. 
  • Placed First in Week #39. 
  • Placed First in Week #41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First in Week #45.
  • Placed First in Week #47.
  • Placed First in Week #49.
  • Placed First again in Week #51.






Canaletto
1697 - 1768
Italian (Venetian); also worked in England

Tournament Record: Placed 448th. Beat Robert Campin, then lost to Caravaggio and Alexander Calder. 7 votes for, 17 votes against (.292).
  • Placed First in Week #24. 
  • Placed First again in Week #26. 
  • Placed First again in Week #28. 
  • And again in Week #30. 
  • And again in Week #32. 
  • And again in Week #34.
  • And again in Week #36. 
  • And again in Week #38. 
  • And again in Week #40. 
  • Tied for First in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First again in Week #44.
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #47. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.
  • Tied for Second, Week #51. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #52.





Cast up to four votes in the comments by Saturday morning!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #52


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Sunday December 29.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results

1. Chase: 5
2. Boudin: 4
2. Carpaccio: 4
3. Perugino: 4
3. Canaletto: 4
6. Campin: 3
6. Giordano: 1


This Week's Contest



Guercino
1591-1666
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Francesco Guardi and Matthias Grünewald. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).






Eugène Boudin
1824 - 1898
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to François Boucher and Dieric Bouts. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).
  • Tied for second in Week #51







Vittore Carpaccio
died 1526
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 381st. Beat Caro and Carrà, then lost to Cassatt and Canova. Lowest-ranked ladder artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 31 against (.367).
  • Placed Fourth, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #51.







Perugino
1447ish - 1523
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 383rd. Lost to Francis Picabia, beat Max Pechstein, then lost to Piero di Cosimo. 11 votes for, 19 against (.367).
  • Placed Third in Week #47. 
  • Tied for First, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #51.






Hans Holbein
1497ish - 1543
German; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Tied for 392nd. He, Hans, lost to Winslow Homer and Gerrit van Honthorst. 9 votes for, 16 votes against (.360).
  • Tied for First in Week #44.  
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Second in Week #47.
  • Placed Third in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49. 
  • Tied for First, Week #50.






Canaletto
1697 - 1768
Italian (Venetian); also worked in England

Tournament Record: Placed 448th. Beat Robert Campin, then lost to Caravaggio and Alexander Calder. 7 votes for, 17 votes against (.292).
  • Placed First in Week #24. 
  • Placed First again in Week #26. 
  • Placed First again in Week #28. 
  • And again in Week #30. 
  • And again in Week #32. 
  • And again in Week #34.
  • And again in Week #36. 
  • And again in Week #38. 
  • And again in Week #40. 
  • Tied for First in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First again in Week #44.
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #47. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.
  • Tied for Second, Week #51.






Charles-François Daubigny
1817 - 1878
French

Tournament Record: Placed 505th.  Lost to Salvador Dali and Aelbert Cuyp. 4 votes for, 26 votes against (.133).
  • Finished First in all of the even-numbered Ladder Weeks #2 - #20.
  • Tied for First, Week #22. 
  • Placed Third in Week #24. 
  • Tied for First, Week #25.
  • Tied for First, Week #27. 
  • Tied for Second, Weeks #29 - #32. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #33.
  • Tied for Second again in Week #34. 
  • Tied for First, Week #35.
  • Tied for Second, Weeks #37 - #40. 
  • Placed Second, Week #41. 
  • Placed Third in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First, Week #43. 
  • Placed Second, Week #45. 
  • Placed First, Week #46. 
  • Tied for First, Week #48.
  • Tied for First, Week #50.





Cast up to four votes in the comments by Saturday morning!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Ladder of Art -- Week #51


Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday December 21.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results

1. Holbein: 5
1. Daubigny: 5
3. Carpaccio: 4
3. Perugino: 4
3. Canaletto: 4
6. Francis: 3
6. Copley: 3


This Week's Contest



Luca Giordano
1632 - 1705
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Giorgione and Giulio Romano. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).





Robert Campin
1757 - 1822
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to Canaletto and Canova. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).





Eugène Boudin
1824 - 1898
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 370th. Lost to François Boucher and Dieric Bouts. 9 votes for, 15 against (.375).





Vittore Carpaccio
died 1526
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 381st. Beat Caro and Carrà, then lost to Cassatt and Canova. Lowest-ranked ladder artist with two wins in the main Tournament. 18 votes for, 31 against (.367).
  • Placed Fourth, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.





Perugino
1447ish - 1523
Italian

Tournament Record: Tied for 383rd. Lost to Francis Picabia, beat Max Pechstein, then lost to Piero di Cosimo. 11 votes for, 19 against (.367).
  • Placed Third in Week #47. 
  • Tied for First, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.





William Merritt Chase
1849 - 1916
American

Tournament Record: Tied for 439th. Beaten by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and Christo. 6 votes for, 14 votes against (.300).
  • Placed Second, Week #26.
  • Tied for First, Week #27.
  • Placed First, Week #29.
  • Placed First, Week #31.
  • Tied for Second, Week #33. 
  • Tied for Second again, Week #34. 
  • Tied for First, Week #35. 
  • Placed First in Week #37. 
  • Placed First in Week #39. 
  • Placed First in Week #41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First in Week #45.
  • Placed First in Week #47.
  • Placed First in Week #49.




Canaletto
1697 - 1768
Italian (Venetian); also worked in England

Tournament Record: Placed 448th. Beat Robert Campin, then lost to Caravaggio and Alexander Calder. 7 votes for, 17 votes against (.292).
  • Placed First in Week #24. 
  • Placed First again in Week #26. 
  • Placed First again in Week #28. 
  • And again in Week #30. 
  • And again in Week #32. 
  • And again in Week #34.
  • And again in Week #36. 
  • And again in Week #38. 
  • And again in Week #40. 
  • Tied for First in Week #42. 
  • Tied for First again in Week #44.
  • Tied for Second in Week #46.
  • Placed Fourth in Week #47. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #48. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #49. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #50.





Cast up to four votes in the comments by Friday morning!