Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #90

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, November 28.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 7
2. Derain: 6
3. Wood: 5
4. Long: 4
4. Lowry: 4
6. Ruysch: 1
7. Sherman: 0


This Week's Contest



Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
1796 - 1875
French

Tournament Record: Placed 288th. Beat Correggio and Courbet, tied with Dali, lost to Caillebotte and Carrà. 29 votes for, 36 against (.446).





Hans Memling
1433 - 1494
German; worked in Flanders

Tournament Record: Placed 289th. Beat Mengs, lost to Matisse and Laurencin. 16 votes for, 20 against (.444).




André Derain
1880 - 1954
French

Tournament Record: Placed 295th. Lost to Diebenkorn and Denis. 12 votes for, 15 against (.444).

  • Placed Second in Week #89.




Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 290th. Lost to Vallotton and Uccello. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Placed First in Week #88.




Grant Wood
1892 - 1942
American

Tournament Record: Placed 292nd. Beat Wright of Derby, lost to Wyeth, beat Wilson, lost a grudge match with Wright of Derby. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #88.
  • Placed Third, Week #89.




Richard Long
born 1945
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 299th. Defeated Longhi, lost to Benton and Lorenzetti. 16 votes for, 21 against (.432).
  • Placed First in Week #85.
  • Tied for Third in Week #87. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #88. 
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #89. 




L.S. Lowry
1887 - 1973
British

Tournament Record: Placed 305th. Defeated Lucas van Leyden, lost to Andy Goldsworthy, tied with Maillol, lost to the Master of Moulins. 21 votes for, 28 against (.429). 

  • Placed Second, Week #83. 
  • Placed Second, Week #84. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #85. 
  • Tied for Third in Week #86.
  • Tied for First in Week #87. 
  • Tied for Fourth in Week #89.




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

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #89

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, November 21.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Utrillo: 6
2. Long: 5
2. Chase. 5
4. Wood: 4
4. Ruysch: 4
6. Snyders: 3
7. Albers: 2


This Week's Contest



André Derain
1880 - 1954
French

Tournament Record: Placed 295th. Lost to Diebenkorn and Denis. 12 votes for, 15 against (.444).





Grant Wood
1892 - 1942
American

Tournament Record: Placed 292nd. Beat Wright of Derby, lost to Wyeth, beat Wilson, lost a grudge match with Wright of Derby. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #88.





Rachel Ruysch
1664 - 1750
Dutch

Tournament Record: Placed 293rd. Beat Jacob van Ruisdael and Salviati, lost to Sargent and Sisley. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #88.




Cindy Sherman
Born 1954
American

Tournament Record: Placed 295th. Lost to Sheeler, beat Sickert and Serra, lost to Severini. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).
  • Tied for First, Week #87.





Richard Long
born 1945
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 299th. Defeated Longhi, lost to Benton and Lorenzetti. 16 votes for, 21 against (.432).
  • Placed First in Week #85.
  • Tied for Third in Week #87. 
  • Tied for Second in Week #88. 




L.S. Lowry
1887 - 1973
British

Tournament Record: Placed 305th. Defeated Lucas van Leyden, lost to Andy Goldsworthy, tied with Maillol, lost to the Master of Moulins. 21 votes for, 28 against (.429). 

  • Placed Second, Week #83. 
  • Placed Second, Week #84. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #85. 
  • Tied for Third in Week #86.
  • Tied for First in Week #87.



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, Weeks #74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84 & 86.
  • Tied for Second, Week #88.





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

Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #88


Difficult times here at the Ladder this week, as a beleaguered Moholy-Nagy initially refused to concede his defeat in last week's voting.  Happily, we ended up capable of escorting trespassers out of the Tournament.  

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, November 14.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Lowry: 5
1. Sherman. 5
3. Long: 4
3. Albers: 4
5. Burra: 3
7. Moholy-Nagy: 2
7. Martini: 2


This Week's Contest



Maurice Utrillo
1883 - 1955
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 290th. Lost to Vallotton and Uccello. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).





Frans Snyders
1579 - 1657
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 290th. Lost to Smith and Soulage. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).





Grant Wood
1892 - 1942
American

Tournament Record: Placed 292nd. Beat Wright of Derby, lost to Wyeth, beat Wilson, lost a grudge match with Wright of Derby. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).





Rachel Ruysch
1664 - 1750
Dutch
Tournament Record: Placed 293rd. Beat Jacob van Ruisdael and Salviati, lost to Sargent and Sisley. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).





Josef Albers
1888-1976
Dutch; worked in the United States

Tournament Record: Placed 294th. Lost to Agasse, beat Allston and Andre, Tied with Alma-Tadema, lost to Avercamp. 29 votes for, 37 against (.439).

  • Tied for Third in Week #87.





Richard Long
born 1945
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 299th. Defeated Longhi, lost to Benton and Lorenzetti. 16 votes for, 21 against (.432).
  • Placed First in Week #85.
  • Tied for Third in Week #87. 



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, Weeks #74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84 & 86.


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

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #87


Happy Halloween.  Cast votes for up to four of these seven artists by Saturday, November 7.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.



Last Week's Results
1. Chase: 8
2. Martini: 7
3. Moholy-Nagy: 4
3. Lowry: 4
5. Gozzolli: 3
6. Cragg: 3
7. Legar: 2


This Week's Contest


Josef Albers
1888-1976
Dutch; worked in the United States

Tournament Record: Placed 294th. Lost to Agasse, beat Allston and Andre, Tied with Alma-Tadema, lost to Avercamp. 29 votes for, 37 against (.439).





Cindy Sherman
Born 1954
American

Tournament Record: Placed 295th. Lost to Sheeler, beat Sickert and Serra, lost to Severini. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).





Edward Burra
1905 - 1976
British

Tournament Record: Placed 296th. Beat Burri, lost to Caillebotte and Canova. 21 votes for, 27 against (.438).





László Moholy-Nagy
1895 - 1946
Hungarian; worked in Germany and U.S.

Tournament Record: Tied for 297th. Tied with Mondrian, lost to Modigliani, beat Ramsay, lost to Redon. 20 votes for, 26 against (.435).
  • Placed Second in Week #86.




Simone Martini
c.1284 - 1344
Sienese

Tournament Record: Tied for 297th. Defeated Masaccio, tied with Martin, lost to Marc and van Doesburg. 20 votes for, 26 against (.435).
  • Tied for Third in Week #86.





Richard Long
born 1945
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 299th. Defeated Longhi, lost to Benton and Lorenzetti. 16 votes for, 21 against (.432).
  • Placed First in Week #85.




L.S. Lowry
1887 - 1973
British

Tournament Record: Placed 305th. Defeated Lucas van Leyden, lost to Andy Goldsworthy, tied with Maillol, lost to the Master of Moulins. 21 votes for, 28 against (.429). 

  • Placed Second, Week #83. 
  • Placed Second, Week #84. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #85. 
  • Tied for Third in Week #86.




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