Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- belated Week #106



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!



Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- belated Week #105



Last Week's Results
1. Hodler: 6

2. De Hooch: 6
3. Ter Borch: 4
3. H. Rousseau: 4
3. Siberechts: 4

6. Burne-Jones: 1
6. Wallis: 1


This Week's Contest



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).




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.



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. 


Henri Rousseau
1844 - 1910
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 255th. Beat Roubiliac, tied with Rubens, beat Sisley and Rossetti, lost to Sargent and Rivera. 32 votes for, 37 against (.464).

  • Tied for Third in Week #103. 
  • Tied for Third again in Week #104.




Gerard Ter Borch
1617 - 1681
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 257th. Lost to Teniers, tied with Tanguy, beat Nolde, lost to Terbrugghen. 19 votes for, 22 against (.463).

  • Tied for Third, Week #103. 
  • Tied for Third again, Week #104.



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. 



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.


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

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Week #104 ("London")



Last Week's Results
1. Kiefer: 6
1. Chase: 6

3. H. Rousseau: 5
3. Ter Borch: 5

5. Cuyp: 3
5. Corot: 3
7. Poussin: 1


This Week's Contest


Alfred Wallis
1855 - 1942
British

Tournament Record: Tied for 251st. Lost to Warhol, beat Wadsworth, lost to Vlaminck. 14 votes for, 16 against (.467).



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).




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).



Sir Edward Burne-Jones
1833 - 1898
British

Tournament Record: Placed 254th. Lost to Buren and Jan Bruegel the Elder. 13 votes for, 15 against (.464). Highest ranked 0-2 artist.




Henri Rousseau
1844 - 1910
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 255th. Beat Roubiliac, tied with Rubens, beat Sisley and Rossetti, lost to Sargent and Rivera. 32 votes for, 37 against (.464).

  • Tied for Third in Week #103.


Gerard Ter Borch
1617 - 1681
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 257th. Lost to Teniers, tied with Tanguy, beat Nolde, lost to Terbrugghen. 19 votes for, 22 against (.463).

  • Tied for Third, Week #103.



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.

 

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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Ladder of Art -- Big Week #103



Last Week's Results
1. Hodler: 7

2. Cuyp: 6
3. Kiefer: 4
3. Corot: 4

5. Utrillo: 3
6. Lorenzo Monaco: 1
7. Rothko: 0


This Week's Contest


Henri Rousseau
1844 - 1910
French

Tournament Record: Tied for 255th. Tied with Rubens, beat Sisley and Rossetti, lost to Sargent and Rivera. 32 votes for, 37 against (.455).




Nicolas Poussin
1594 - 1665
French; worked in Italy

Tournament Record: Tied for 256th. Beat Powers and Popova, lost to Prod'hon and Redon. 19 votes for, 22 against (.463).




Gerard Ter Borch
1617 - 1681
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 257th. Lost to Teniers, tied with Tanguy, beat Nolde, lost to Terbrugghen. 19 votes for, 22 against (.463).




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. 


Aelbert Cuyp

1620 - 1691
Dutch

Tournament Record: Tied for 260th. Lost to Cranach the Elder, beat Daubigny, lost to Courbet. 17 votes for, 20 against (.459).

  • Placed Second, Week #101.
  • Placed Second, Week #102. 



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).

  • Placed First, Week #90.
  • Placed Second, Week #92.
  • Tied for First, Week #93.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #95.
  • Placed Second, Week #96
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #97.
  • Placed Second, Week #98.
  • Tied for Fourth, Week #99.
  • Tied for First, Week #100.
  • Tied for Third, Week #102.




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.



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