Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Week #109


Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, October 23.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.


Last Week's Results
1. Hodler: 6
2. Kiefer: 5
3. Fragonard: 4
3. Bocklin: 4
5. Masaccio: 3
6. Bacon: 2
6. Laurencin: 2


This Week's Contest



Sir William Orpen
1878 - 1931
British

Tournament Record: Placed 241st. Tied with van Ostade, upset Mondrian, beat Rodchenko, lost to Rosa and Renoir. 28 votes for, 31 against (.475).





Arnold Böcklin
1827 - 1901
German; worked in Italy

Tournament Record: Placed 244th. Defeated Avercamp, lost decisively to Audubon and Baldung. 37 votes for, 41 against (.474).

  •  Tied for Third in Week #108



Richard Parkes Bonington
1802 - 1828
English, worked in France

Tournament Record: Tied for 246th. Tied with Bonnard, Lost to Cartier-Bresson, beat Kalf, lost to Kiefer.

  • Tied for First in Week #107 




Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806
French

Tournament Record: Placed 250th. Beat Francis and Frankenthaler, lost to Friedrich, beat Hockey, lost to Gabi. 31 votes for, 35 against (.470).
  • Tied for Third in Week #105 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #106
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107
  • Tied for Fourth again, Week #108



Pieter De Hooch
1629 - 1684
Dutch
Tournament Record: Tied for 253rd. Beat van Honthorst and Homer (who recovered to place 7th!), lost to Varo, beat Hobbema, lost a rematch to Homer. 32 votes for, 37 against (.455).
  • Placed Second, Week #104
  • Placed First, Week #105
  • Tied for First, Week #107




Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 258th. Beat Kelly, lost to Kapoor, beat Bonington, lost to Cartier-Bresson. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).
  • Tied for Third, Week #102
  • Tied for First, Week #103
  • Tied for Third, Week #105
  • Tied for Second, Week #106
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107
  • Finally didn't tie, placing Second in Week #108 




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
  • Placed First, Week #89
  • Placed First, Week #91
  • Tied for First, Week #93
  • Placed First, Weeks #95, 97, 99, 101
  • Tied for First, Week #103
  • Placed Second, Week #105
  • Tied for Second, Week #106
  • Tied for First, Week #107


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



Saturday, October 9, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- reliable Week #108


Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, October 16.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.


Last Week's Results
1. Bonington: 7
1. De Hooch: 7
1. Chase: 7

4. Bacon: 3
4. Fragonard: 3
4. Kiefer: 3

7. Dufy: 2


This Week's Contest



Arnold Böcklin
1827 - 1901
German; worked in Italy

Tournament Record: Placed 244th. Defeated Avercamp, lost decisively to Audubon and Baldung. 37 votes for, 41 against (.474).





Masaccio
1401 - c.1428
Florentine

Tournament Record: Placed 243rd. Lost to Martini, beat Marini, lost to Martin. 18 votes for, 20 against (.474).





Marie Laurencin
1883 - 1956
French

Tournament Record: Placed 242nd. Tied with Lawrence, lost to de Heem, beat Masolino and Memling, tied with Matta, lost to Raeburn. 34 votes for, 38 against (.472).





Francis Bacon
1909-1992
British

Tournament Record: Placed 245th. Defeated Avercamp, lost decisively to Audubon and Baldung. 17 votes for, 19 against (.472).
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107.




Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806
French

Tournament Record: Placed 250th. Beat Francis and Frankenthaler, lost to Friedrich, beat Hockey, lost to Gabi. 31 votes for, 35 against (.470).
  • Tied for Third in Week #105 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #106
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107



Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 258th. Beat Kelly, lost to Kapoor, beat Bonington, lost to Cartier-Bresson. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).
  • Tied for Third, Week #102. 
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #105. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #106. 
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #107.




Ferdinand Hodler
1853 - 1918
Swiss

Tournament Record: Placed 275th. Defeated Hans Hofmann, tied with Hockney, beat Goya, Lost to Hiroshige and Homer. 28 votes for, 34 against (.452).
  • Placed First, Week #94.
  • Placed First, Week #96. 
  • Placed First, Week #98.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.
  • Placed First, Week #102.
  • Placed First, Week #104.
  • Placed First, Week #106.


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

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- perfectly timely Week #107


Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, October 9.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.


Last Week's Results
1. Hodler: 10

2. Kiefer: 7
2. Chase: 7
4. Fragonard: 6

5. Leighton: 5
5. Vaserely: 5
7. Siberechts: 2


This Week's Contest



Francis Bacon
1909-1992
British

Tournament Record: Placed 245th. Defeated Avercamp, lost decisively to Audubon and Baldung.




Richard Parkes Bonington
1802 - 1828
English, worked in France

Tournament Record: Tied for 246th. Tied with Bonnard, Lost to Cartier-Bresson, beat Kalf, lost to Kiefer.



Raoul Dufy
1877 - 1953
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 246th. Tied with Duchamp, beat Ghiberti, lost to Hopper and Hunt. 25 votes for, 28 against (.472).





Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806
French

Tournament Record: Placed 250th. Beat Francis and Frankenthaler, lost to Friedrich, beat Hockey, lost to Gabi. 31 votes for, 35 against (.470).
  • Tied for Third in Week #105 
  • Placed Fourth in Week #106



Pieter De Hooch
1629 - 1684
Dutch 

Tournament Record: Tied for 253rd. Beat van Honthorst and Homer (who recovered to place 7th!), lost to Varo, beat Hobbema, lost a rematch to Homer. 32 votes for, 37 against (.455).

  • Placed Second, Week #104. 
  • Placed First, Week #105. 



Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 258th. Beat Kelly, lost to Kapoor, beat Bonington, lost to Cartier-Bresson. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).

  • Tied for Third, Week #102. 
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #105. 
  • Tied for Second, Week #106. 





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.
  • Placed First, Week #89.
  • Placed First, Week #91.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Placed First, Weeks #95, 97, 99, 101.
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Placed Second, Week #105.
  • Tied for Second, Week #106.


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

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- extremely belated Week #106


I have a note here from Susan saying that she misses the art tournament.  Hey, know what?  I miss the art tournament too!  Let's try again with the July Third ladder lineup, and see if we feel like rebooting our art appreciation thing.

Cast votes for up to four of this week's slate of seven artists by Saturday, October 2.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ. 


Last Week's Results
1. De Hooch: 7

2. Chase: 5
3. Fragonard: 4
3. Siberechts: 4
3. Kiefer: 4

6. Ter Borch: 3
7. H. Rousseau: 0


This Week's Contest


Victor Vasarely
1908 - 1997
Hungarian; worked in France.

Tournament Record: Placed 248th. Tied with Velázquez, beat Tatlin, lost to Zorn and Duchamp. 16 votes for, 18 against (.471).





Frederic Leighton
1830 - 1896
British

Tournament Record: Placed 249th. Tied with Léger, Modersohn-Becker, and van Ostade, beat Tàpies and Witz, lost to Wyeth, tied with Sluter, lost to Massys. Most ties of any artist. 47 votes for, 53 against (.470).




Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732 - 1806
French

Tournament Record: Placed 250th. Beat Francis and Frankenthaler, lost to Friedrich, beat Hockey, lost to Gabi. 31 votes for, 35 against (.470).

  • Tied for Third in Week #105


Jan Siberechts
1627 - 1703
Dutch; worked in Britain

Tournament Record: Tied for 251st. Beat Sickert, lost to Sheeler and Severini. 14 votes for, 16 against (.467).

  • Tied for Third, Week #104.
  • Tied for Third, Week #105.


Anselm Kiefer
Born 1945
German

Tournament Record: Tied for 258th. Beat Kelly, lost to Kapoor, beat Bonington, lost to Cartier-Bresson. 23 votes for, 27 against (.460).

  • Tied for Third, Week #102. 
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Tied for Third, Week #105. 

 
 


Ferdinand Hodler
1853 - 1918
Swiss

Tournament Record: Placed 275th. Defeated Hans Hofmann, tied with Hockney, beat Goya, Lost to Hiroshige and Homer. 28 votes for, 34 against (.452).

  • Placed First, Week #94.
  • Placed First, Week #96. 
  • Placed First, Week #98.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.
  • Placed First, Week #102.
  • Placed First, Week #104.



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.
  • Placed First, Week #89.
  • Placed First, Week #91.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Placed First, Weeks #95, 97, 99, 101.
  • Tied for First, Week #103. 
  • Placed Second, Week #105.



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