Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #77


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday, July 3.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 6
2. Christo: 5
2. Bonnard: 5
4. Cragg: 4
5. Longhi: 3
6. Fantin-Latour: 1
7. Pontormo: 0


This Week's Contest



Duccio
1255 - c.1319
Siennese

Tournament Record: Placed 319th. Defeated by Dubuffet and van Dyke. 11 votes for, 15 against (.423).





Hans Hartung
1904 - 1992
German; worked in France

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Lost to Hassam, beat Heron, lost to Hammershoi. 16 votes for, 22 against (.421).





Javacheff Christo
born 1935
Bulgarian; works in the United States

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Defeated by De Chirico, beat Chase, lost to Chagall. 16 votes for, 21 against (.421).
  • Tied for Second, Week #76.






Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Tied with Bonington, lost to Banksy, beat Kitaj, and lost to Klimt. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).
  • Tied for 2nd, Week #76.





Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 328th. Defeated Utrillo and Utamaro, lost to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec. 28 votes for, 20 against (.417).
  • Placed Second, Week #74. 
  • Tied for First, Week #75.






Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497
Florentine

Tournament Record: Placed 332nd. Lost to El Greco and Jan van Goyen. 10 votes for, 14 against (.417).
  • Tied for First, Week #73. 
  • Tied for First, Week #75.






Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Placed 334th. Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.
  • Placed Third, Week #75.
  • Placed Fourth, Week #76.







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

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #76


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday June 19.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Gozzoli: 6
1. Valloton: 6
3. Cragg: 5
4. Fantin-Latour: 4
5. Pollock: 3
6. Maillol: 2
7. Johns: 0


This Week's Contest



Javacheff Christo
born 1935
Bulgarian; works in the United States

Tournament Record: Tied for 320th. Defeated by De Chirico, beat Chase, lost to Chagall. 16 votes for, 21 against (.421).





Pietro Longhi
1702 - 1785
Venetian

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Lost to Richard Long, beat Cozens, tied with Lorenzo Monaco, lost to Gaddi. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).





Pierre Bonnard
1867 - 1947
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 322nd. Tied with Bonington, lost to Banksy, beat Kitaj, and lost to Klimt. 21 votes for, 29 against (.420).





Jacopo Pontormo
1494 - 1556
Florentine

Tournament Record: Tied for 324th. Bested by Popova, beat Hiram Powers, lost to Raeburn. 13 votes for, 18 against (.419).





Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Placed 334th. Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.
  • Placed Third, Week #75.





Henri Fantin-Latour
1836 - 1904
French

Tournament Record: Placed 338th. Skunked by Fabritius, beat Fautrier and Fontana, and lost a rematch with Fabritius. 18 votes for, 26 against (.409).
  • Tied for Third Place in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Placed First in Week #71. 
  • Tied for First, Week #73.
  • Placed Fourth, Week #75.





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, Weeks #37, 39, & 41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First, Weeks #45, 47, 49 & 51.
  • Placed First again in Week #53.  He took his bye in Week #54, and then waited a few weeks for the Ladder to catch back up to him.
  • Placed First in Week #57. 
  • Tied for First in Week #59. 
  • Placed First in Week #61. 
  • Tied for First in Week #63.
  • Placed First in Week #65. 
  • Placed Second in Week #67. 
  • Tied for First in Week #68. 
  • First Place, Week #70. 
  • Tied for First in Week #72. 
  • Placed First, Week #74. 





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

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #75


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday June 12.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 7
2. Valloton: 6
3. Johns: 4
3. Cragg: 4
5. Witz: 3
5. Guardi: 3
5. Mondrian: 3


This Week's Contest



Jackson Pollock
1912 - 1956
American

Tournament Record: Placed 325th. Defeated Antonio del Pollaiolo and Sigmar Polke; lost to Pissarro and Piero di Cosimo. 18 votes for, 25 against (.419).





Aristide Maillol
1861 - 1944
French

Tournament Record: Placed 326th. Skunked by Magritte, beat Luini, tied with L.S. Lowry, and lost to Nash. 18 votes for, 25 against (.419).





Jasper Johns
b. 1930
American

Tournament Record: Placed 327th. Beaten by Gwen John, defeated Beccafumi, lost to Jordaens. 20 votes for, 28 against (.417).
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.






Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 328th. Defeated Utrillo and Utamaro, lost to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec. 28 votes for, 20 against (.417).
  • Placed Second, Week #74.






Benozzo Gozzoli
1421 - 1497
Florentine

Tournament Record: Placed 332nd. Lost to El Greco and Jan van Goyen. 10 votes for, 14 against (.417).
  • Tied for First, Week #73.






Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Placed 334th. Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.
  • Tied for Third, Week #74.





Henri Fantin-Latour
1836 - 1904
French

Tournament Record: Placed 338th. Skunked by Fabritius, beat Fautrier and Fontana, and lost a rematch with Fabritius. 18 votes for, 26 against (.409).
  • Tied for Third Place in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Placed First in Week #71. 
  • Tied for First, Week #73.







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

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #74


Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Friday June 5.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.




Last Week's Results
1. Fantin-LaTour: 6
1. Gozzoli: 6
3. Mondrian: 4
4. Witz: 3
5. Wilkie: 2
6. DuChamp: 1
7. Catena: 0


This Week's Contest



Jasper Johns
b. 1930
American

Tournament Record: Placed 327th. Beaten by Gwen John, defeated Beccafumi, lost to Jordaens. 20 votes for, 28 against (.417).






Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 328th. Defeated Utrillo and Utamaro, lost to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec. 28 votes for, 20 against (.417).





Konrad Witz
1410ish - 1446
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 330th place. Defeated Richard Wilson, then lost to Leighton and Wright of Derby. 15 votes for, 21 against (.417).
  • Placed Fourth in Week #73.







Tony Cragg
born 1949
English

Tournament Record: Tied with Cozens, Lost to Andy Goldsworthy, Lambasted Lucas van Leyden, lost to Mabuse. 22 votes for, 31 against (.415).
  • Tied for First in Week #72.





Francesco Guardi
1712 - 1780
Venetian

Tournament Record: Placed 339th. Defeated Guercino, and Grosz; Lost to Grimshaw and Hammershoi. 20 votes for, 29 against (.408).
  • Placed First in Week #69. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #71.
  • Tied for First in Week #72.






Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 351st. Tied with László Moholy-Nagy; lost to Sir William Orpen and Auguste Rodin. 14 votes for, 21 against (.400).
  • Tied for First in Week #63. 
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #65.
  • In the Great 2nd-Place Scrum of Week #66. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #67.
  • Tied for First Place in Week #68. 
  • Tied for Second Place in Week #70. 
  • Placed Third in Week #71. 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #72.
  • Placed Third in Week #73. 







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, Weeks #37, 39, & 41. 
  • Tied for First in Week #43.
  • Placed First, Weeks #45, 47, 49 & 51.
  • Placed First again in Week #53.  He took his bye in Week #54, and then waited a few weeks for the Ladder to catch back up to him.
  • Placed First in Week #57. 
  • Tied for First in Week #59. 
  • Placed First in Week #61. 
  • Tied for First in Week #63.
  • Placed First in Week #65. 
  • Placed Second in Week #67. 
  • Tied for First in Week #68. 
  • First Place, Week #70. 
  • Tied for First in Week #72. 






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